Sirrus Version History

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Sirrus mobile 4.6.2 \\ Released: December 23, 2018

Update Highlights: 

Premium Report Settings: Users can now choose to remove satellite imagery on premium reports and remove the recommendation field thumbnail image on the Scouting & Recommendation report.

New Features:  

Reports

  • Added Scouting Date to the Scouting & Recommendation report header
  • Added the Scouting Activity Name to the Scouting & Recommendation report

Premium Report Settings

  • Added support for additional settings to improve Premium Reports
  • Users can now remove satellite imagery on all premium reports
  • Users can now remove the recommendation thumbnail image on the Scouting & Recommendation report.

Bugs Fixed: 

  • Fixed issues with Images loading in error
  • Fixed issues with Grower Downloads

Sirrus 4.6 \\ Released: November 26, 2018

Update Highlights:

Button Orientation: Both left and right-handed users are now accommodated. Users can now choose their preferred layout (left or right) for collection of boundaries and all activities.
Default Crop: is now shown on Recommendation Summary and Scouting & Recommendation reports if a default crop is designated.
Report Settings: Users can now choose the Job Title that they would like to display on their reports.
Share Shortlists using Data Bullet: Users can now Data Bullet their personal shortlists to other users.

New Features:

Activities

  • Added Button Orientation setting to accommodate both left and right-handed users.
    • Users can now choose their preferred layout for collection of boundaries and all activities.
  • Optimized agX Shortlist layout.
    • Users will not be required to make shortlists for attributes with fewer choices.

Reports

  • Added Default Crop to Premium reports.
    • Crop is now shown on Recommendation Summary and Scouting & Recommendation reports if a default crop is designated.
  • Added a customizable Job Title field to Report Settings.
    • Users can now choose the Job Title that they would like to display on their reports.

Sync

  • Added the ability to share Shortlists using Data Bullet.
    • Users can now Data Bullet their personal shortlists to other users.
  • The most recent version of agX content will now be included in each update.
    • This should reduce sync times after taking an update.
  • Sync Improvements
    • User-initiated syncs will no longer keep users from working in Sirrus.

Exports

  • Added shapefile export to Management Zone Options menu.
    • Users can now export a management zone shapefile from within the view.
  • Added the Ability to export support packages to other iOS apps.
    • Users can now choose to send a support package to any app that accepts zip files.

Sirrus 4.5 \\ Released: October 12, 2018

Update Highlights

Default Crop: Use Default Crop to automatically populate crop within activity collection. (Premium Feature)

Scouting Schedule: Users can now specify the frequency that “Fields to Scout” will list fields without recent scouting activities.
Manure Activity: Users can now recommend and record manure applications.
Reports: Added activity based fertilizer recommendations to the Fertility Report. (Premium Feature)
Exports: Users can now export Management Zone Shapefiles.
Sync: agX Shortlists are now syncing to users’ accounts.

 

New Features

Activity Collection

  • Added support for manure activity.
    • Users can now recommend and record manure applications.
  • Added option in settings to remove scouting photos by default when using re-scout.
  • Added the ability to create a scouting schedule in scouting dashboard tiles.
    • Users can now specify the frequency that “Fields to Scout” will list fields without recent scouting activity.
  • Short lists now sync to agX
    • agX shortlists are now syncing to users’ accounts. In the event of an uninstall/reinstall, shortlists will now be retained
  • Added the ability to designate a default crop. (Premium Feature)
    • Use current planting applications as the foundation for future collection. Default crop will be populated within: Scouting, Tissue Sampling, Harvest collections.
  • Added tank mix viewing to iPhone crop protection & fertilizer collection.

Exports

  • Added shapefile export for management zones.

Reports

  • Added activity based fertilizer recommendations to the fertility report. (Premium Feature)

Settings

  • Organized settings to best fit current and future customer needs.
    • Added more detailed groupings of similar settings.
  • Improve seasons downloaded by listing all available activity types for download
  • Improve agX sync management.
    • Users will be able to manage their activities easily within ready to sync and not ready to sync.

Sirrus 4.4 \\ Released: August 1, 2018

Update Highlights

Premium Imagery: Various optimizations to the Approve/Reject workflow.

Activity Collection: Optimized Soil Sampling Collection for left-handed users, and added the ability to Select All polygons by default in activity collection.

Reports: Added Quick Report for Soil Sampling.

New Features

Premium  Imagery

  • Added Reject action to Swipe Menu
  • Added cloud cover check to Approve/Reject screen
  • Added Help Text to Approve/Reject Screen
  • Added Enrollment Date to Field Enrollment Dashboard Tile
  • Added Approved/Rejected status to Premium Imagery list item in Activities
  • Added Provider and Satellite information to Premium Imagery list item in Activities

Activity Collection 

  • Added the option to Select All Polygons by default
  • Added the option to move Soil Sampling Drop Point Button from right to left side
  • Added the Save and Create Rec option to the Irrigation and Crop Protection Save Screens
  • Increased the selection size for the Camera button in Scouting. (iPhone Only)
  • Increased the selection size for the Clear (X) Button. (iPhone Only)

Reports

  • Soil Sampling Quick Report
  • Added Notes for Irrigation and Crop Protection & Fertilizer to Scouting and Recommendation Report
  • Changed Scouting and Recommendation Reporting order to always show Scouting first if collected on the same day

Sync

  • Improved sync experience between devices
  • Added Activity Filters to Data Bullet Workflow

Sirrus 4.3 \\ Released: July 12, 2018

Update Highlights

Harvest: Added support for Harvest Activities.

Reporting: Added the ability to create a Quick Map for Field Boundaries. (Premium Feature)

Sync: Various Sync improvements.

New Features

Activity Collection 

  • Added support for the following Harvest activities:
    • Fruit & Nut
    • Vegetable and Herb
    • Sugarcane
    • Cotton
    • Forage
    • Grain & Seed

Sync

  • Speed Improvements
    • Users should experience faster sync times and grower downloads.
  • Added None as an option for Seasons Downloaded.
    • Users can now choose not to download specific data types.
  • Added Ready to Sync to Settings.
    • Users can now access the Ready to Sync setting without saving an activity.

Activity View 

  • Added Notes to Activity View.
    • Users can now access activity notes while viewing an activity.

Reports

  • Added the ability to create a Quick Report for Field Boundaries. (Premium Feature)
    • Added Harvest Reports (Premium Feature)

Wireless Data Transfer

  • Added support for Raven Slingshot export on iPhone. (Existing iPad Feature)

Sirrus 4.2.2 \\ Released: June 26, 2018

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed crashing issue with viewing Scouting Activities
  • Fixed crashing issue with syncing Scouting Photos
  • Fixed crashing issue with syncing Field Boundaries

Sirrus v. 4.2.1 \\ Released: June 11, 2018

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed crashing issues with activity collection that affected some users.
  • Fixed Premium imagery enrollment issue for starting enrollment date, which prevented some users from receiving imagery in current season.

Sirrus v. 4.2 \\ Released: May 24, 2018

Update Highlights

Premium Imagery: Users can now enroll fields to receive Sentinel (10 m resolution) and/or Landsat (30 m resolution) Imagery weekly.  (Premium Feature)

Add Button: Move and hide your Activity Collection Tiles (Premium Feature)

Reports: Reporting is now available by selecting the Add button.

Scout with Planting: Use a planting activity to pre-populate Crop in Scouting and visualize Variety/Hybrid and Rate in the field.

Scouting Additions: Added Multi-Select for points, added ability to delete points, and improved the photos feature.

Management Zones: Added the ability to view, edit, and create Quick Reports for Management Zones.

GPS: Added support for Direct Connect GPS on iPhone, and added Direct Connect support for DigiFarm Beacon.

Tank Mix: Tank Mixes now sync to your agX Account.

 

New Features

Premium Imagery

  • Premium users can now enroll fields in the Premium Imagery Program to receive In-Season Imagery.
    • Users can expect a weekly delivery of Sentinel (10 m resolution) or Landsat (30 m resolution) imagery.

Activity Collection

  • Add Button
    • Added the ability to customize Activity Collection Tiles. (Premium Feature)
      • Users can now move and hide Activity Collection Tiles.
  • Scouting
    • Added Multi-Select for points.
      • Users can now select multiple points while collecting Scouting.
    • Added the ability to remove points.
      • Users can now remove unwanted points while collecting Scouting.
    • Improved the Add Photo feature.
      • Users can now add more than one photo from an iOS album without leaving the photo workflow.
    • Added support for Scouting recommendations on iPad. (Existing feature on iPhone)
      • Users can now save Scouting as a recommendation using an iPad.
  • Management Zones
    • Added the ability to edit existing Management Zones.
    • Added the ability to edit the color representation of Management Zone legends.
    • Added the ability to inherit legends from base layers.
      • Management Zones created from an existing layer of data will now use the legend specified by the user for that layer.
  • Soil Sampling
    • Added color change to Drop Point Tool.
      • The Drop Point button will now change to dark orange when a user’s current location is within 100 ft. of the next target point.
  • GPS Connectivity
    • Added support for Direct Connect GPS on iPhone. (Existing feature on iPad)
      • Users can now use supported GPS units and dongles to send location directly to Sirrus, bypassing Apple location services.
    • Added support for DigiFarm Beacon as Direct Connect GPS option.
      • Users can now use the DigiFarm Beacon to connect GPS units directly to Sirrus, bypassing Apple location services.
  • Precipitation
    • Added the ability to adjust Historical Precipitation values.
  • General
    • Added the ability to Scout with a Planting activity. (Premium)
      • Users can now use a planting activity to pre-populate crop in Scouting and visualize Variety/Hybrid and Rate in the field.
    • Added the ability to collect all activity types using Surface Analysis layers in the background. (Premium Feature)
      • Users can now use Surface Analysis layers to collect all activity types.
      • Users can now choose to use Surface Analysis layers as selectable zones or background layers.
    • Added the ability to create a shortlist for Custom Fertilizers.
    • Optimized Activity Collection for Road Maps.
      • Users will notice a color change in Activity Collection when using Road Maps as a background map.
    • Added Area to Split Tool
      • Users will now see the calculated area of each polygon when creating splits within Activity Collection and Boundary Creation workflows.
  • Sync
    • Tank Mixes now sync with agX.
    • Added the ability to disable Automatic Grower downloads.
      • Users can now choose not to automatically download growers that are new to their account.
  • Boundary Creation
    • Added Measure Tool.
      • Users can now measure distance and area within the Boundary Creation workflow.
  • Home View
    • Added Field Options to iPhone Home section. (Existing feature on iPad)
      • iPhone users can now access the Field Options menu without swiping the field name.
  • Activity View
    • Improved legend view for Planting and Crop Protection & Fertilizer activities. (Premium Feature)
      • Users will notice that ranges are now displayed from low to high in the legend.
    • Added the ability to view Management Zones as a layer of data.
      • Users can now view Management Zones outside of Activity Collection.
    • Improved the Comparison Map user experience. (Premium Feature)
      • Users will notice that the maps now maintain the same zoom level and the center divider snaps to the center when returned.
    • Improved Filtering options in Activity List.
      • Users will notice that the Activity Filter now includes Activity Type, Event Date, and Season.
  • Reports
    • Updated Reports workflow.
      • Reporting is now available by selecting the Add button.
    • Added ability to create Quick Report for Management Zones. (Premium Feature)
    • Added ability to create Quick Report for Historical Precipitation. (Premium Feature)
    • Updated Fertility Report. (Premium Feature)
      • Users will notice an updated layout when creating a Fertility Report.
    • Added Background imagery to the maps on the Scouting & Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)

Sirrus v. 4.1.1 \\ Released: March 20, 2018

Bugs Fixed:

Activity Collection 

  • Fixed issue with Zone Soil Sampling.

Home Section 

  • Fixed crashing issue with yield tiles.

Sirrus 4.1 Update \\ Released: March 15, 2018

Update Highlights

Pick a Field: Users can now select pre-digitized field boundaries when creating a new field, in addition to existing boundary creation tools such as Draw and GPS.

Soil Type Data: Users in the United States can now view Soil Type data, and use it to create management zones, collect data, and create reports. (Premium Feature)

Planting Recommendation Report: Users can now create a Planting report that includes a Variety/Hybrid map, a Population map, and a summary of estimated units per Variety/Hybrid. (Premium Feature)

 

New Features

Boundary Creation

  • Added new “Pick a Field” Feature.
    • Users can now select pre-digitized field boundaries when creating a new field, in addition to existing boundary creation tools such as Draw and GPS.

Soil Type Data

  • Added support for SSURGO 2 data layers. (Premium Feature)
    • Users in the United States can now view Soil Type data, and use it to create management zones, and collect data.

Activity Collection

  • Added support for Tissue Sampling using iPhone.
    • Users can now collect Tissue Sampling activities using iPhone. (Functionality is the same as on iPad)
  • Added support for Nematode sampling using iPhone.
    • Users can now collect Nematode Sampling activities using iPhone. (Functionality is the same as on iPad)

Reports

  • Added Planting Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now create a Planting report that includes a Variety/Hybrid map, a Population map, and a summary of estimated units per Variety/Hybrid.
  • Added Quick Report for Soil Type Data. (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now create a Quick Report using Soil Type data. ​

Sirrus 4.0 Update  \\ Released: February 25, 2018

Update Highlights

Universal App: Sirrus is now a single app that runs on either iPad or iPhone.

  • iPhone users will need to uninstall their Sirrus for iPhone app and install Sirrus v. 4.0 from the App Store.

Irrigation: Easily create Irrigation recommendations and document location and direction.

Surface Analysis: View FarmRite Surface Analysis layers, including yield, and use them to create Management Zones and collect data.

Comparison Map: View any data layers side by side. (Premium Feature)

Quick Report: Create a quick report pdf for any layer that you are viewing. (Premium Feature)

New Features

Universal App

  • Sirrus is now a single universal app that runs on both iPad and iPhone without the need for separate apps.
    • iPhone users will need to uninstall their Sirrus for iPhone app and install Sirrus v. 4.0.

Activity Collection

  • Added support for Irrigation activities.
    • Users can now easily create Irrigation recommendations.
  • Added support for Irrigation Location and Direction in Scouting.
    • Users can now document Irrigator location and direction while collecting a Scouting activity.

Surface Analysis

  • Added support for Surface Analysis layers.
    • Users can now view Surface Analysis layers created using FarmRite.
    • Users can now use Surface Analysis layers to collect data and create Management Zones.

Updated Home Section

  • Updated Weather and Cumulative Rainfall tiles
    • Users will notice improved graphs and more user friendly experience.
  • Added Crop Condition and Growth Stage tiles (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now monitor Crop Condition and Growth Stage using data collected in Scouting activities.
  • Added REI and PHI/WHP tiles (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now monitor REI and PHI/WHP using data collected in Crop Protection & Fertilizer activities.
  • Added Dry Yield and Average Yield by Crop tiles (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now view statistics from Yield Surface Analysis layers.

Updated Activity View

  • Added new Comparison Map feature. (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now view any data layers side by side.

Reports

  • Added Irrigation to Recommendation Summary Report. (Premium Feature)
  • Added Irrigation to Scouting & Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)
  • Added Irrigation Location and Direction to Scouting & Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)
  • Added new Quick Report feature (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now create a quick report pdf for any layer that is being viewed.