Updated August 11, 2011: The Apple iPhone, now in it's 4th year, has brought a dramatic shift in how we communicate with people and access information. Key is the integration of widely available software with an always on Internet connection. The iPhone has driven other companies to introduce their own mobile phone ecosystems, greatly increasing the choices for consumers.
While there are five major smartphone platforms, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, and Windows Mobile 7, the iPhone continues to receive the majority of the consumer's attention. The market for smartphones has expanded with increased Android sales and the recent introduction of Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7. And the coming year will see an increase in the number of options, features, and software for consumers to use.
More and more farmers, growers, and producers will pickup a smartphone as they trade in their old phones. How would a grower use a smartphone application, or 'app' as they are called? Immediate uses include general information tools, like weather, news, or finance. Many of the smartphones ship with these types of applications pre-installed. Other uses include specialized seed and soil calculators, ag news, and subscription ag management tools.
Here are a set of links to specific agriculture applications