Eventually it would be nice to be able to preset fields in the Field kit Log entries.
I have been recording observations of my Electric Fence system performance from about my property. I measure the fence at numerous locations with an electronic tester that displays Voltage, Amps and fault direction. The thought being I may eventually be able to use these records to analyse system performance and to help find faults when they occur.
Seems sort of logical to take a phone photo of the devices screen to record the reading rather than reading the screen and typing all this info into fieldkit. Since the phone automatically geotags and time stamps the photo.
Presently with field kit, if I want to minimise entry steps, I could just scroll to the bottom of the form, select images and take the photo. If this is all I do, I end up as an Activity & not a Observation. I had a look in farmos & I could not see how to change activity type once it has been recorded? But I am probably missing something.
So to take a Fence Reading record I could enter:
Change Log type from activity to observation,
Notes - enter the displayed values on the fence meter
Equipment - enter the fence reading device from my equipment list
Select an area
Press add my GPS location button
Images - take the image.
By the time I do all this I have seriously lost interest in the task!
OTOH if I opened the Edit Log form to find a list of my presets, from which I could choose “Fence Reading” and have it Fill in
Name: Fence Reading
Log Type: Observation
Equipment: Electric Fence Fault Finder
Add my GPS location…
Then all I would need do is take the photo and it would be a quick and easy task. Presumably variations of this idea might be useful for all sorts of log entries. Could even be a top right menu option that allowed any Log form in field kit to “Save as preset”.
Anyway just an idea I had that is probably in the pipeline already.