Almost all screens of this app show a navigation bar with three symbols at the bottom. It allows fast switching between list of projects, project and plot observation.
Two menus at the top provide access to functions: An action bar on the left contains frequently used functions and status-quo information. If there is any input required the icon turns red and the respective menu point turns yellow. A comprehensive menu is found on the right.
To work efficiently you need to activate a species list of your area (see the respective button in the action bar). Check here for an index of available lists. If your area is not covered contact us at greens[at]vegapp.de and we'll see what we can do.
Content in Vegapp is organized in projects. Data exchange and customization using settings profiles are all on a project basis. A project consists of plot observations, i.e. sample sites with their position, species observations, individual plant obserations etc.
After starting the app you see a list of projects where you can add (plus symbol) or remove projects (bin symbol). Use one of the grey buttons to navigate to its content.
A project page holds a list of plot observations where you can add and remove sample sites. Use the violet buttons to navigigate to a plot observation. Tap on the globe symbol to show the position on a map, if possible. Use the left button in the navigation bar to turn back to the list of projects.
The plot observation page is where the actual data is entered. It is organized in four tabs. One is for meta information, one for layers, one for individual plants, one for plant species with their observed cover or abundance. Fields for data entry, species lists and abundance scales can all be customized.
The action bar provides a direct link to a list of available settings profiles or, if you are in a project, to the current profile.
Settings profiles can be used to customize the selection of fields for data entry, to set default values or to redefine vegetation layers. There is one default profile that is used as a starting point for new profiles. Profiles can be exported and transferred between devices.