Coordinate replaces our previous DNA Plate App and Seed Tray App with a unified data collection app. Coordinate is based on defining templates and then collecting data in grids created from those templates. Two templates are included by default: Seed Tray and DNA Plate.
There are many customizations available when defining a new template including custom fields for grid metadata collection (e.g. Person, Date, etc.); the naming for rows and columns can be alphabetic or numeric; and rows, columns, or random cells can be excluded from data collection. All collected data is saved internally to the database and grids can be reloaded to continue collecting data or deleted if not needed.
Coordinate is compatible with most Android phones and tablets. The app can be installed by downloading from the Play Store. Alternatively, the .apk can be installed by moving the file to the tablet memory, allowing installations from non-Market apps, and opening the .apk file. Coordinate is free software released under the GNU/GPL2 License.
Trevor Rife, Project Designer and Programmer, Kansas State University
Jesse Poland, Project Lead, Kansas State University