smaXtec App

The smaXtec App is the mobile information and notification center of the smaXtec system. With the smaXtec App you can access your cow and herd data on the go to keep track of the current status of your animals at all times. You will receive push notifications whenever there is need to take action.

The smaXtec App is available for tablets and smartphones with the operating systems Android  & iOS.

» Get Android App

» Get iOS App

How is the app structured?

In the navigation bar of the app you can choose between the following areas:

  • To-do list
  • Animal list
  • Watchlist
  • Menu

Besides that, there are additional navigation bars in individual areas, depending on the scope of functions, in the upper or right-hand area of the app.

The To-do area includes the following To-do lists:

  • Health
  • Insemination
  • Check for pregnancy
  • Dry-off
  • Calvings
  • Feeding

By clicking on one of the lists you will get an overview of the cows for which a measure is required. You can get to the cow profile directly by clicking on the event.

The Animal list gives an overview of all cows and allows the following actions:

  • Filtering according to selected criteria
  • Group actions (for example move to another group, inseminations)
  • Adding animals to the Watchlist

The third, area is the Watchlist. You can put animals that you want to keep an eye on (for example, because of unusual behaviour) on the Watchlist.

In the Menu you have access to all other necessary areas:

  • Switch between organizations
  • Add a new organization
  • Add animals
  • Groups of cows
  • User Settings
  • App Information Page




Cow profile

In the cow profile you can view and edit animal data as usual and get an overview of the events and messages of the corresponding lactation. You can change the group directly in the animal profile, move the animal to the Watchlist and add an event. In addition, you can access the diagram in the cow profile. If you want to archive an animal, this is possible when editing cow data.

Insemination window (App version)

The insemination task list includes a visual insemination window enabling you to see the ideal insemination time at a glance.

Picture of insemination window in smaXtec App

The insemination window comprises the following phases:

  1. Earliest insemination: As long as the ideal insemination time isn’t available yet, a grey field with the earliest possible insemination time is displayed.
  2. Start: As soon as the actual insemination window is available, a grey field with its starting time is displayed.

When the actual insemination window begins, the color of the field changes and information is shown as follows:

  1. Green: During the green phase, insemination is recommended (start of insemination window until 6 hours after the start).
  2. Yellow: During this phase, a successful insemination is already less probable. However, it could still be successful (6 to 10 hours after the beginning of the insemination window).
  3. Red: We do not recommend inseminating cows during this phase (10 to 12 hours after the start of the insemination window).

In phases 3 to 5, an arrow indicates which phase you are currently in. For a better overview, phases that are already over change color.

Please not that the insemination window in the smaXtec Messenger web version differs. For more information, click here.

Diagrams

You can select which curves you want to see in the diagram. Click on the three dots in the diagram navigation and select/deselect the values you want. This way, you can for example look solely at the temperature curve without distractions.

Selection of metrics to be displayed in the diagram

These settings are saved on your mobile device, which means that the next time you open the diagram you will see the curves selected last time.

To distinguish between days in the smaXtec App for a better overview of the timeframe you are looking at, days are alternately displayed in grey and white in the iOS version. In Android, a vertical line separates days.

Display of diagram and distinction between days in iOS App

You can also view diagrams in the landscape format on your smartphone for a better overview. In addition, you can now use arrows to navigate from event to event instead of scrolling.

Attention: Make sure the Portrait Orientation Lock of your device is turned off.

 

 

Lactations

The lifecycle shows the different lactations of the animal as well as the associated smaXtec events and notifications. In the smaXtec app, you can easily add events such as heats, inseminations and dry periods to the lactation process.

You can add the following events in the cow profile and in the corresponding To-do lists:

  • Add heat
  • Add insemination
  • Add the result of the pregnancy examination
  • Add dry-off
  • Confirm calving
  • Add abort

 

Multiple actions

In the To-do list as well as in the Animal list and Watchlist actions can be taken for several animals simultaneously. Simply select the affected animals and perform the desired action, such as changing groups.

Screenshot of the new function multiple (cow) selection

Add animals - with serial number scanner

With the app, you can also quickly and easily add new animals. The new scan function makes the process much easier for you: You no longer have to enter a serial number manually, but you can scan the serial number directly from the bolus using your mobile phone camera. Afterwards you only have to enter the remaining required animal data.

Screenshot of the new function serial number scanner

Overview of other actions that can be performed in the app

The new app has a much larger functionality. Here is an overview of the functions that have not been mentioned before.

  • Create/edit organization
  • Switch between organizations (when having access to multiple organizations)
  • Add/edit/archive animals
  • View infrastructure devices (check online/offline status)
  • Climate Sensor: view diagram
  • View groups
  • Edit user settings
  • Change language

For the following functions it is currently still necessary to enter the smaXtec Messenger (web application):

  • Edit notification settings
  • Share data/request data
  • Add infrastructure devices
  • Create account
  • Create/edit group
  • Reset password

Actions available in offline mode

Cow and lifecycle data can now be edited in the cow profile at any time. In addition, actions in the Animal list, the To-do lists and the Watchlist can also be carried out offline.

Guided tour of the app

The guided tour starts automatically when you open the app for the first time. You can restart the guided tour for individual areas at any time via Menu – Tutorials. 

App updates

We continuously improve our app and add new functions for you. This is why we offer app updates from time to time.

We inform you via email whenever an update for the smaXtec App is available. Depending on your mobile phone settings, updates are either installed automatically or manually. Please visit your app store when you receive information to ensure that you use the updated app version:

 » smaXtec App in the Google Play Store for Android

 » smaXtec App in the App Store for iOS

You will see one of the following two options:

  • Update: If you haven’t enabled automatic updates on your phone, please click on update.
  • Open: The app has already been updated automatically. You don’t need to take further actions and can click on the button to open the app.

If necessary, further information on update settings can be found here:

If you want to change your settings, these pages will provide you with information about the necessary steps.



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