B-hyve Ag App

About the project

In 2019, I collaborated as a UI/UX Designer with a small team of hardware engineers and software developers at Orbit Irrigation LLC  to launch the B-hyve Ag system.

The B-hyve Ag system allows you to control and monitor your pivots from anywhere in the world with the convenience of your smart device. B-hyve AG is compatible with any Valley®, Zimmatic®, or Reinke® pivot panel. Long Range Wifi The B-hyve Ag base station at your home, shop or office connects to the Internet – then broadcasts the Internet for miles to your pivots. One Touch Mapping Setting up stops, VRI, and End Gun controls has never been easier – just tap on the map of your pivot. Misalignment Detection When B-hyve AG detects a safety error, it checks to see which tower is out of line and sends you an alert. 

My main roll was to design the user onboarding flow and improve the main navigation of the B-hyve Ag app. The B-hyve Ag app has two main users: The Farmer owner and the contractor. The contractor is the person who usually installs the B-hyve Ag system for the Farmer owner to control and monitor his/her pivot irrigation systems with any Android, iOS, or web browser from anywhere in the world.

 

Research

I begin by gathering information from my team the product owner. Information such project requirements, deadline, general information about the user: Farmer and Contractor.

 I talked to hardware engineers and software developers to understand technical limitations. We talked over the phone with a few farmers to understand their needs. Conduct online research to learn more about our users and competitors. 

 We find out that most contractors would put together (base station & panel) as much as they can at their shops then visit the farm to installed everything for the client. 

Observations 

We find out that most contractors would put together (base station & panel) as much as they can at their shops then visit the farm to install everything for the client.

I talked to hardware engineers and software developers to understand technical limitations. We talked over the phone with a few farmers to understand their needs. Conduct online research to learn more about our users and competitors. 

 

 

 

We find out that most contractors like to put together as much as they can (base station & panel) at their shops then visit the farm to installed everything for the client. At this phase the contractor has been mainly following the manuals instructions.

After the contractor installs the base station at the Farm, he usually onboards the base station using the Bhyve-ag app.   

 

 

Base Station

1. Contractor installing Base Station to send wireless internet from the Base Station to the Center Pivot.  

 

Testing Base Station

2. Contractor testing Base Station with the Bhyve Ag.  

 

Center Pivot 

3. Contractor installing device to receive wireless internet from the Base Station (about a mile away) at the Center Pivot.  

 

The Center Pivot Controller 

4. Contractor installs the B-hyve AG Center Pivot Controller with a Valley®, Zimmatic®, or Reinke® pivot panel.

VRI & End Gun Controls 

5. Installing Bhyve System to stop Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) and End Gun controls.

Video Promo

The vide was created by the marketing team.