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MEDIA RELEASE: Young Developers Call for Techno-Savvy Farmers

April 11, 2012 in Media

Local Tasmanian software developers James McShane and Tim Bendall are on the lookout for farmers to test their new farm management software for smartphones.

The application, called Farmware, allows farmers to record farm activities, from livestock, to cropping to storage all from the convenience of their mobile phone.  Recorded data can then be called up quickly, easily and directly on the device in the form of reports and charts.

Farmware can be used on most smartphones as well as computers and synchronises data between your devices via a cloud server.

Farmware came about because local farmer and Farmware CEO James McShane was looking for affordable software to meet all of his farm management needs, instead of juggling between different products and spread sheets. “Finally, here is a product that is designed by farmers, for farmers”, McShane said.

Tim Bendall is the head programmer for Farmware, and says the product has reached a stage where it needs to be tested by Farmers – and lots of them. “We’ve got a versatile product here that we now want to test on a diverse set of farmers”, Bendall said.

“Preliminary testing has been underway for some months but we are now looking at refining and tailoring the product by getting feedback from a large number of users” McShane said.

Testers are offered the added incentive of a two year subscription to Farmware, once the product is commercially launched later this year.

Interested parties are asked to contact Farmware on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing

James McShane is a Sheep Farmer in the Central highland district and is a two time winner of Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year Competition.

Tim Bendall is a Spatial Analyst with a programming pedigree who lives in Hobart.