Here is a video (in norwegian…) showing how to get started with the app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpo8BuPHl_8
When you open the app for the first time, you will come to the Status page. The map is divided into where you see your pastures and a list of your herds.
Of course, there will not be a lot shown here yet, only one listed item: In stock. Enter your collars here. The first step is to add these to your herd. To get started, tap the menu in the upper left.
Tap the plus sign in the upper right, enter the name of the herd, and tap OK.
On Android, the plus sign is found in the bottom right.
Now you will see the herd in your list.
Enter the name/alias for the collar.
Tap the square to highlight the collar, select Change name at the bottom right, give it a name, and tap Save.
Now we will move the collar to your herd. Highlight the collar, select Change herd at the bottom left, select the herd from the list that appears and tap Save.
On Android, Change herd/Change name is at the top.
You can also move a whole herd at one time. Tap the square in front of the name of the herd and Change herd.
We have cheated a little here and added more herds to illustrate what the choices will look like. :)
Now you have finished with herds and collars.
Then it is time to add a pasture.
Go back to the Status page by tapping the upper left.
In the main menu, select Pastures
To create a new pasture, tap the plus sign at the upper right (or bottom right on Android).
The first time you create a pasture, this message will appear: Hold your finger on the map for one second to set fence posts.
Zoom in on the map to the area where you want to add a pasture.
On the map, point to the site at which you want to start defining the grazing area.
You will notice a small vibration while you hold your finger in place. Congratulations! The first fence post is now in place. :)
Continue to mark points around your grazing area.
You can zoom in and out on the map at any time.
If you need to move a point, hold it until it is highlighted (in yellow) and drag it to the correct location.
If you need to delete a point, highlight it then tap the rubbish bin icon in the upper right.
Tap the green check mark to close the pasture. This will save the pasture on the Nofence server. You will receive a message about this on the screen.
Tap the green button to give the pasture a name, then tap OK.
Now go back to the status page to activate the pasture for your herd.
Tap twice in the upper left corner.
Find the herd for which you want to activate a pasture on the Status page.
Tap the pencil icon (three dots on Andriod) to the right of the name and select a pasture from the list that appears.
Now you have
- created your own herd
- defined a grazing area
- activated the pasture for the herd
To activate the collar and achieve the fencing function, the collar must be moved into the grazing area and receive its GPS position. This can take a little while so please be patient.
Note! The collar is not activated
- if it is in a beacon zone
- if it is under a roof, or otherwise receives a poor GPS signal (the collar is indicated with a white icon in the app)
Adjust between status page and map
You can adjust the proportions of the map and list depending on what you want to see. Tap and hold the line between the fields and drag it up or down.
You will see your pastures on the map. By zooming in to the grazing area, you will be able to see the position of the collars/goats. Remember that this is not in real time, the position is reported to the app only every 15 minutes.
When you want to see all collars/goats in a herd, press the name of the herd.
In the list, you will have an overview of the herds and the number of collars in each herd.
You can also see the status of the collar:
- Number of electric shocks in the last 24 hours
- Number of beeps emitted in the last 24 hours
- Battery life
- Reporting time