At last, Forest Metrix has developed a full-featured version for Apple’s iPhone! We were able to keep all the same features and analytics, and the interface is pretty slick. Some think it is even easier to user than the iPad version. One really neat part is that the same cruise file can be used on[…]
Our friend Brian Saunders of tabletEXgear has a few new products, illustrated in the video here. We have a few of his packs ourselves, and there’s nothing better for cruising.
Maddy and I visited the Society of American Foresters meeting down in Asheville, NC, showing Forest Metrix to a fairly sophisticated group. While there we met up with a client, John Culp, who flies remote control helicopters on the side, sometimes even in service of timber plans. We asked him to show us, and he[…]
A former forester up in British Columbia, Brian Saunders, came up with a brilliant chest pack for tablets. He started off with an iPad-sized one, and we called him up right away to ask about an iPad Mini-sized variant. It took him but a few weeks to make a prototype, and it looks pretty nice.[…]
We’ve been developing the Forest Metrix timber inventory app to be Windows compatible all along, so we bought a Surface Pro, loaded the forestry app, and it ran without a hitch the first time. The new Microsoft Surface Pro is essentially a little PC running Windows 8 in the form of a clunky tablet. The good:[…]
The Ipega waterproof iPad Mini case appears to work well, even passing the hand-it-to-your-two-year-old-in-the-bathtub test, which says something. If it can do that, it can handle forest inventories. It does not appear to be as hardy as a case as, say, the Otterbox Defender or the Griffin Survivor – both of which we’ve tested and[…]