Edyn is a precision agriculture firm that helps large scale farms, urban gardeners and hobbyists to improve yield and efficiency using the world’s only native iOS/Android apps and largest crowdsourced database of commodity and hobby crops. Designed by Jawbone Jambox’s founder Yves Behar, the Edyn hardware/software platform have been sold to 12,000 customers at Home Depot stores across the U.S.
Inserted into the soil, the Edyn Sensor and Water Valve monitor soil moisture, temperature, humidity, light and nutrition. When paired with the sensor, the water valve dispenses the precise amount of water that the user's plants need at any given time. The device is solar-powered, and sends data wirelessly to the cloud. Using the Edyn app (available on iOS and Android), growers can remotely check in on the health of their crops and soil from anywhere in the world. When water or fertilizer is necessary, Edyn users receive a push notification to attend to their crops. The Edyn app can also recommend seeds and fertilizer that are well-suited to the user's location, and provides easy links to purchase these items online.
In 2016 Edyn is launching its 2nd generation Sensor product, which includes improved moisture detection, longer battery life and is the first ag tech device to leverage the emerging NB-IOT wireless standard.