Fresh produce API integration
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Use the farmsoft API to connect your financial solution, payroll, integrate with temperature & moisture sensors, create your own interfaces, link with your transport company, scales and weighing equipment, RFID, and video & camera systems.
Using the farmsoft API you can connect all parts of your fresh produce enterprise in a seamless centralized manner. Perform the integration using your own I.T. department, outsource to your preferred vendor, or simply ask our development team to do it for you.
GET STARTED - Go to Settings > Technical > and select "API configuration" from the more options drop down (top right).
CREATE YOUR API KEY - Select Create API key, and copy your key. Note this is a secret key for your company only.
TEST YOUR API CONNECTION - Select Test API, if you don't get any data back, that is because you have no Task/s in your database.
START USING YOUR API CONNECTION - use your chosen API enabled interface to make calls to [please refer to this document]
If you receive “No data found using those filters.” Please change the filters and call again, OR there is simply no matching data.
API calls are limited to 4 per second using the same API key, if this is exceeded your API will be blocked (no response) for 60 seconds.
Only one API call can be processed at a time using the same key, no response will be issued for subsequent calls if a call is already pending.
All dates are MM/DD/YY
All date/time are MM/DD/YY HH:MM AM
The API uses Bearer authentication
You should use Crystal Reports or similar software to mine your data (writing your own reports from scratch is time consuming without these tools)
Security will block your IP address if an excessive number of API requests are received in a short time period
If you are unable to connect to the API, please contact support. We love to provide support, however, support for using an API is too technical for our support team (unless you have a Premium Support contract). For all other matters related to the API, your company is expected to have the expertise to proceed without requesting support. We are unable to tell you how to use the data, how to filter it, or how to write SQL or build reports from it, we will not write your SQL, we are unable to change the filtering of the data (once again, you can do this yourself using whatever tool you have chosen). The data is provided in a flat file XML format, with the associations between data logical and determined by using the "Data Definition" document. It is assumed a company capable of using an API is capable of understanding and massaging the data without assistance.
DOWNLOAD THE DATA DEFINITION FOR EACH API CALL HERE. This document also includes source code samples and other technical details.
Make your own reports!
Did you know you can design your own reports, labels, invoices, and documents?
Autogrow’s API and Amazon’s Alexa lead to world first talking AgTech system
Global AgTech company Autogrow has utilized Amazon’s virtual assistant ‘Alexa’, and their IntelliGrow API (Application Programming Interface) to create the first ever talking automated growing system.
Their breakthrough technology demonstrates the versatility of their API and proves Autogrow’s commitment to crack the code of future crop production.
“We think this is the best-use case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) today. We’ve basically turned a vocal sound into a machine command and proven that integration of different systems is possible,” says CEO Darryn Keiller.
Lee Dunn, Solutions Engineer
“We have done it with Alexa, but we can also integrate with a growers HVAC or lighting system. The possibilities are limitless.”
Autogrow has been considering voice activation technology for a while, but it was a recent conversation with one of their growers that spurred them to accelerate development.
“One of our growers noted how modern apps like Apple’s Siri allows you to interact and how great it would be if he could ask his controller to update him on his crop environment but also instruct it to take action if required,” explains CTO Jeffrey Law.
“Our Solutions Architect, Lee Dunn, relished the challenge and chose Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) due to their commitment to enable developers to voice-enable connected products.”
By connecting with Autogrow’s API, Alexa can answer a variety of questions related to readings from Autogrow’s Intelli Range of products including EC, pH, humidity, temperature and light as well as force a nutrient dose.
“This is a new tool we can build on to give our growers more flexibility and control in their business and from here, the possibilities are limitless,” says Mr Keiller.
“At the heart of it, our burning drive is to help producers of crops grown in non-outdoor environments produce higher yield, better quality crops, all year round. They can then generate more profit, enabling them to produce crops that the consumer wants, and when they want it,” says Mr Keiller.
Video of Lee demonstrating Alexa’s talents at the Autogrow YouTube channel
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Tel: +6421 733 025
Autogrow releases public API to empower growers
Autogrow has released a public API (Application Programming Interface) allowing connectivity between their Folium sensor network and other farm sensor data.
“Growers currently feel frustrated by not having systems that speak to each other. And the truth is that, until other large industry players also provide public APIs, growers are always going to be constrained in what they can do with their data. But we’re leading the charge,” explains Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Morgan.
“We know that many growers use CSV exports like Microsoft Excel, which can be slow, labour-intensive and requires a lot of manipulation to get benefit. Connecting systems via the API will give added efficiency to the process and unlock countless possibilities for external development of features and integrations.”
“We announced the first global API solution for indoor growing in July 2017, and we’ve come a long way since that initial launch. At that time, we were exploring the possibilities and to spur not only our own R&D team but the industry as a whole. From that point we have advanced into wireless sensor capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, successful A.I. powered tomato yield prediction and cloud-based AWS platform builds; all continuing to give our customers an added advantage in market,” says Mr Morgan.
API’s are still relatively new in Controlled Environment Agriculture, but many technology suppliers are starting to see the value, particularly by making them publicly available. Ben Popat, Product Owner and Project Lead sees endless opportunities when using API technology.
“Public API’s have been available for consumer products for quite a while. A great example would be Google maps where Google gave access to third parties to create thousands of location-based apps using their public API,” notes Mr Popat.
“For our industry, an example would be a developer connecting Folium sensor data using the API to those CSV files but also their Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant. If your temperature in your greenhouse gets too low or too high an alarm could sound in your bedroom or Alexa could play you a song or your Fitbit could sound an alarm. Nothing is impossible.”
One of the key benefits of an API for growers is the ability to customize.
“With Folium there could be 50 features you want to add to the platform to work with your business model. We could potentially build 35 of them, but the other 15 is possible through this API for a business to create themselves. Or a 3rd party wanting to build applications on top of the Folium platform now has the key to be able to do it,” says Mr. Morgan.
“From our perspective public APIs are the future of CEA and we’re looking forward to seeing developers utilize both our API and our Folium Sensor Network to push our solution even further.”
For more information on Folium - https://autogrow.com/products/folium
For access to the Folium API - https://lab.autogrow.com/docs/en/folium.html
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as part of perishable produce index
greenscans announces launch of produce database
greenscans, provider of perishable product barcode scanning technology, today announced the launch of its consumer-driven produce information database for in-store barcode scanning and product look-up.
This new database provides consumers with the broadest fruit and vegetable data set, on a product-by-product basis, with a single barcode scan or product search using the greenscans mobile app or other third-party app (via the greenscans mobile platform SDK and API). The development of this data set provides the most complete produce information, including taste, how to choose, nutritional information, and recipe ideas, available to consumers while they shop in the produce department of their favorite grocer. Testing in focused markets shows that this data set now covers over 95% of produce products and over 70% in any store nationwide for barcode scanning, including support for 6,000+ fresh products and the addition of 40,000+ recipes. The app’s produce search feature showed 99% data coverage nationally.
“We put a tremendous amount of effort into this back-end system and had high expectations for product coverage. Our initial testing has significantly exceeded those expectations,” said Paul Engelman, CEO, greenscans.
Additionally, greenscans has been designed to allow growers to customize the information delivered to the consumer once they scan their barcode allowing for a host of extended packaging and brand awareness opportunities, including brand information, customized videos, cross-sell and upsell opportunities, product certifications, and more are all manageable through greenscans’ Perishable Product Index back-end for participating growers.
“Historically, growers and shippers have spent considerable time and effort placing rich consumer content on their Website. Now, consumers can view this content using the greenscans app with one scan of any of their product barcodes. We’ve created a simple, engaging way for them to instantly leverage today’s mobility trends to deliver a customized mobile experience, per product, to manage their consumer messages on a scan-by-scan basis. For the first time, growers can see a measurable return on investment (ROI) for the bulk produce barcode sticker (stacked GS1 Databar barcode)by enabling instant engagement with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) via a barcode scan as well as the ability to customize nearly all of the information for an individual product / brand,” said Engelman.
To learn more about greenscans’ new product database, visit www.greenscans.com
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Tel: +1 (562) 881-1611