Autogrow launches Jelly - the first indoor-agricultural SDK
31 August 2017, Auckland, New Zealand - Autogrow has launched the first indoor-agricultural SDK (Software Development Kit), opening the door for a new
revolution in the industry.
Called Jelly, this first SDK will form part of a group of software Autogrow will provide publicly on the world leading
development platform Github.
'Jelly is the first step in raising agtech to the next level. For us this is about building a community for a new
generation of growers who love to grow and hack the tech,' says Darryn Keiller, CEO of Autogrow.
'We are opening the door for 3rd parties to access our technology programmatically which has never been done in our
industry and is just the beginning as we work our way towards our open source initiative.'
Traditionally agricultural providers utilise proprietary products and services which leave little flexibility for the
growers to create their own solutions or connect them with existing infrastructure. Autogrow's move will provide their
customers access to the programmable layer of Autogrow's Intelli product range. Other future products will follow suit.
'Growing crops is no longer just about dirt and seeds - it's about tech and data. The most successful and sustainable
growers embrace technology and utilise every opportunity to understand their growing environments,' explains Mr Keiller.
'Technology has a huge role to play in future food production but we can only really do that if we create an open
environment where everyone is pushing hard to design better, more innovative solutions - regardless of who owns the IP.'
Autogrow's Chief Technology Officer, Jeffrey Law, is the driving force behind Jelly and the various solutions the
research and development team are currently creating.
'We came up with the name Jelly as it reflects that early incubation stage where everything is flexible, you can mould
it in any configuration, it comes in different variations, and of course it's quite tasty,' says Mr Law.
'For us it's like a play area where we get to experiment and come up with original ideas. The biggest difference here is
that we are opening the door to the play room and welcoming in anyone who wants to revolutionise the agricultural
Autogrow will monitor the progress of their Jelly SDK with availability via Github from 6 September 2017 - https://github.com/AutogrowSystems/go-jelly
Established in 1994, Autogrow (www.autogrow.com
) is committed to creating original ideas for agriculture - and making them a reality.
With a global headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, and growers and resellers in over 39 countries, Autogrow provides
growers with affordable, accessible and easy-to-use innovation - 24/7, anywhere in the world.
By leveraging the power of technology, data science and plant biology through a team of software designers, engineers
and crop science experts - Autogrow continues to push innovation boundaries to gain the best result for the growers.