Field Book is a simple app for taking phenotypic notes. Collecting data in the field has traditionally been a laborious process requiring writing notes by hand followed by transcription. Field Book was created to replace paper field books and to enable increased collection speed with greater data integrity.
Field Book uses custom layouts for different types of data to that allow rapid data collection. Traits being collected are defined by the user and can be exported and transferred between devices. Sample files are provided with the installation.
Field Book is part of the broader PhenoApps initiative, an effort to modernize plant breeding and genetics data collection and organization via by developing new strategies and tools for data capture.
Development of Field Book has been supported by the Collaborative Crop Research Program of The McKnight Foundation (http://ccrp.org/) and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (1543958). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
A journal article describing Field Book was published in 2014 in Crop Science ( http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2013.08.0579 ).