By Cannabis Now on May 28, 2016
In this day and age, convenience means more than just getting a meal delivered by sending an emoji via text, summoning a complete stranger to be your personal chauffeur without even speaking to them first or being able to adjust the delicately sensitive temperature of a smart vape from an app. In these times, convenience means having all the information needed in the palm of your hand and the emergence of new apps are helping to build the cannatech connection by providing the community with the type of convenient, always-available technology other industries have been enjoying for some time. Check out these companies and how they’re helping the cannabis industry catch up with the rest of the technological cosmos.
Denver CEO Kyle Sherman was inspired to create this seed-to-sale software after experiencing problems with other cannabis management systems that left him frustrated and looking for more efficient technology. The app allows users to manage their crops with a live activity log and track trimmers progress for starters, with information available at the press of a button. There’s also a scanning device called the NUG that allows users to scan plants and view vital stats even if the Wi-Fi goes down.
With offices in Denver and Washington, this management company has designed state-of-the-art software to keep businesses safe and compliant with state regulations. But it’s more than just tracking inventory and sales. BioTrackTHC helps with every aspect of a business from start to finish by offering detailed grow-house insights, patient management and a speedy point-of-sale system – all while reporting real-time information to government agencies to ensure businesses are complying with state regulations.
This small, Berkeley-based company was founded in 2008 and is now one of the biggest cannabis databases available online with a mind-boggling amount of information. They allow users to personalize their relationship to cannabis through access to thousands of first-hand accounts and reviews of strains, edibles, extracts, cannabis products and dispensaries. They also provide business tools for producers and dispensaries interested in growing their business and connecting with the community.
Data is the name of the game with this software that assists in monitoring and measuring product inventory, store performance, top-selling budtenders and sales trends for businesses. It also offers industry insights and market intelligence to assist with making the most efficient purchasing decisions. At the moment, Headset is only available for retailers but the company is planning on developing specific software for others in the industry who could benefit from their reliable reporting program.
Staying connected to your crop is an essential part of being or becoming a top notch cultivator and GetLeaf is dedicated to helping people get the best from their growing efforts with what they’re calling the first ever “Plug ‘n Plant” cannabis growing system. This brilliant device simplifies the growing process by continuously monitoring the plant and automatically adjusting its environment to optimize growth. Plus, the accompanying app allows users to access real-time information and even lets you peek at the plants through a built-in HD camera.
What is your favorite marijuana tech company? Let us know what cannabis apps you use.