The Sea Ranch Sheep
Flock Locator

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MAIN Screen

This is the main screen once the application is launched. Internet connection is required before this point.

Content:
- "Map": location of the sheep.
- "Drive": driving map to the herd.
- "Walk": walking map to the herd.
- "Bike": biking map to the herd.
- "Status" is a Twitter feed.
Map

'MAP' Screen

This screen shows you the approximate location of the herd.
Drive

'DRIVE' Screen

How about a 'Sunday Drive'? Zoom-in to discover Google's optimized map getting you to the herd in the shortest distance.
Walk

WALK Screen

A quick walk to the herd? Sure! This screen gives you a overview of the herd's location, but follow the 'Sheep Compass' on the Main screen to get you there.
Bike

BIKE Screen

Fealing ambitious? How about a weekend journey north? This screen will guide you to the herd's location utilizing Google's 'Bike' map.
Status

STATUS Screen

The sheep herder will randomly post pictures and comments related to the status of the herd. Here, the herd is about to get a special Sunday brunch of Alfalfa.

Privacy


APPLICATION NAME:

The Sea Ranch Sheep - Flock Locator

DESCRIPTION:

This application presents the location, distance, direction, and current weather conditions of The Sea Ranch sheep herd.

The 'Sea Ranch Sheep' is an attraction for many families visiting The Sea Ranch, California. Children, adults, photographers enjoy observing the sheep herds in their natural environment. Herds of 300-500 sheep are enclosed in portable fencing and rotated weekly throughout Sea Ranch for brush abatement and fire control prevention.

In the past, visitors would contact Sea Ranch's private security and ask for the location of the sheep herds. This would distract the security patrol from their normal security duties.

Visitors can now utilize this application and see a map of the herds' current location, cross-streets, herd size, and current herd activities.

Previous to this Android application, it would be necessary for the user connect to the web, assuming the user had a laptop and internet access. Now, the user can bring up the app and start walking towards the sheep.

The Sea Ranch, CA - a 16 sq. mi. planned, unincorporated community located along the Pacific Coast, about 100 mi (160 km) north of San Francisco.

VERSION HISTORY:


v1.0, production release (13-JAN-2014)
v0.9, RC2 release (03-DEC-2013)
v0.8, RC1 release (20-NOV-2013)

PROJECT NAME:

FIND-o-SHEEP

DEVELOPER:

Roman Dog

WEBSITE:

http://www.RomanDog.com

LOCATION:

San Francisco, CA

PHONE:

(415) 758-2264

eMAIL:

TheGeeks@RomanDog.com


SPECIAL NOTE:

The Sea Ranch, California is a private community - private roads, private trails, and private property. Please obtain permission before entering. Please visit http://www.tsra.org for more information.

3rd PARTY SUB-SYSTEMS UTILIZED:


Weather Underground - For the weather conditions
Google Maps- For the mapping and directions
GeoNames - For the cross-streets
Twitter - For the 'Status' page

END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT:

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

PRIVACY:

This software DOES NOT track, or collect any information about you or your location. Your GPS coordinates are used for: internally calculating distance, bearing, and direction to the heard. In addition, your longitude and latitude are sent to Goole Maps (via an URL) to request directions from you to the herd.

Manifest Permissions (if, you wanted to know...):

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.romandog.findosheep.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />


OWNER of The Sea Ranch Sheep:

Falk Livestock

LOCATION:

Stewarts Point, CA

eMAIL:

Leland@TheSeaRanchSheep.com