Inventory is a program that lets users collect inventory and weight data simultaneously. The app can perform as a standalone sample collection platform but is also compatible with Elane USB scales. These scales can be plugged directly into Android devices with USB OTG functionality. A USB hub can be used to allow both a scale and barcode scanner to run at the same time.
Metadata is collected with each record and includes the name of the person collecting data and a timestamp. Files can be exported as a flat CSV file or structured SQL file that will update a database table by deleting the current boxes and replacing the information with the collected data.
Inventory 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 Inventory 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.