Dairy Farms Go Mobile: Canadian DHI Selects Appcelerator Platform to Bring Mobile Reporting to 9,000 Dairy Farms Across Canada

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 8, 2015) – Appcelerator, provider of the leading enterprise mobile engagement platform, today announced that Valacta has selected its Appcelerator Platform to support the majority of Canadian dairy farmers in bringing herd management to mobile devices.

“A successful mobile strategy is essential to the future of our business. We’re seeing first-hand how mobile apps empower farmers to increase their productivity and the performance of their herds,” said George Clyde, IT manager, Valacta/Canadian DHI. “Appcelerator is the only comprehensive mobile platform on the market and our trusted partner in bringing our vision to life. We’re confident in its ability to grow with us, allow us to add new apps and make continual improvements to our existing portfolio — and do this across multiple platforms. It’s a long-term partnership.”

Valacta, the dairy production center of expertise for Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces, improves the profitability and sustainability of dairy farms by tracking multiple aspects of techno-economic performance of their herd. With over 300 employees, Valacta works with almost 75 percent of all dairy farmers across Canada’s Eastern Provinces to comply with governmental regulations and track the performance of dairy cows in Canada.

To create better operations for farmers and technicians alike, Valacta decided to begin their move to a mobile strategy in mid-2014. The company selected the Appcelerator Platform for its superior test automation capabilities, providing the ability to perform thorough assessments of app behaviors across platforms, as well as its mobile analytics capabilities, which allow Valacta to track in real-time the metrics that drive intuitive user experiences. The company also partnered with leading mobile strategy and app development firm Shockoe to formalize their initiative and define priorities.

Valacta’s first mobile initiative is designed to streamline farmers’ dairy management needs and allows them easy and convenient access to their dairy herd and cow information in real-time, on-the-go. It features reports comprised of pre-defined data detailing what farmers most likely need to know about a cow’s milking status, as well as graphs to showcase herd performance over time. The company has plans to grow its mobile strategy over time, adding more automation features, integration with existing RFID tags, as well as adding enhancements to allow the data collection process to be much more efficient for users.

“Valacta is using Appcelerator to empower dairy farmers across Canada, and serves as another reminder that mobile innovation is remaking all industries,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator. “No matter the particulars of your business, there’s an opportunity to reimagine existing processes and to make them better with mobile. Valacta is an organization doing just that — and making its customers more successful in the process.”

About Appcelerator

Mobile apps are fast replacing web applications as the way we buy, share, search, learn and collaborate. Appcelerator® helps companies of all sizes solve for this new reality with a mobile engagement platform to drive great mobile app experiences, quickly, cost-effectively and at scale. The Appcelerator Platform speeds time to market with native cross-platform app development & testing, simplified access to data via mobile-optimized APIs, and comprehensive real-time analytics to power user engagement and measure success. With 100,000+ mobile apps deployed on 300+ million devices, Appcelerator’s solutions are backed by one of the world’s largest mobile ecosystems, including better than 750,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and strategic partners, among them Accenture, Cognizant and CSC. For more information, visit www.appcelerator.com.

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