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Apps for Smart Phones

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by treborie, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. treborie

    treborie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Didnt know where to post this so I chose this one.

    With todays technology of Smart Phones and Apps, I was wondering what Apps everyones is using for our Industry?
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    A great question
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  3. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 810

    For I phone. Leaf snap- this app shows pics of trees. You can also take a pic of a leaf and it will tell you what the it is. The is also one call turf grass weeds. It show pics of weed and also chemicals to treat it.
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    I will be watching this thread. Leafsnap I can only find for iphones , no Android but it wouldn't do me any good anyway at it is trees of the N/E

    Turf grass weeds is good but it does not link the weed with the herbicide to kill it, in fact it does not even tell what the herbicide kills. Just its market name and active ingredient and its mode of operation. It is a good start for ID'ing weeds. Wish I could make the pictures bigger.

    Thanks for the tip
  5. MacLawnAndGarden

    MacLawnAndGarden LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Bump. I'm also looking for some useful apps.
  6. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    I am going to look up the turf grass weeds one, sounds like a good App.... I know I use Gasbuddy A LOT and I have a app for one of the local news stations for weather then I have accuweather and Weather channel also. I also have the white pages app I have to use every now and then to look up a customer if I dont have my contact book with me
  7. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    Seems the Android is always the last to get something. I'm going to look into the Turg grass weeds, thanks for eliminating the "Leafsnap".

    What is Gasbuddy? I have the weather channel too, good for treating. Other than that, haven't found any worth anything. A lot that LOOK like they may work, until you buy them.
  8. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Farm progress growing degree days is an AP I learned about at GIE. This app has a weather feature as a side feature but its main function is to track growing degree days. Some states have universities that track these numbers unfortunately Az is not one of those.

    You really need to research growing degree days to get a clearer explanation on how to use GDD. The company in Texas that uses this app uses it to know when to make applications for pest control. As pests have predicable hatching/ emerging times based on the length of days it has been above a specific temperature.
  9. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    Gas buddy is a really nice ap available for iPhones or Droids. Open it and it will give you the current prices of gas at all the stations around you. It works great.
  10. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    Like Turboguy said its a great app, I love it, i use it everywhere...even check prices before I go to another side of town just in case its cheaper

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