KDSmart allows you to score Traits (usually phenotypic information but you can score anything you wish) for a Trial. The scoring panels that are presented allow you to make measurements very quickly - usually a single touch.
KDSmart remembers the Plot you were at when you exited the Scoring activity (see the next section) and will present that Plot to you.
|1. If in auto-advance mode: exit using the "home" button in the top left corner:||2. In the main scoring screen, exit using the "home" button in the top left corner:||3. Confirm the exit by touching the "tick" mark in the popup:|
Use the and buttons on the main screen to change to the visibility setting.This visibility setting will be used if you use one of the first three buttons on the main screen to manage the Trials, Traits or Tags.
A Trial consists of Plots and you can score measurements for multiple Traits for each Plot. Furthermore, KDSmart allows you to score each Trait multiple times within a Plot. For example you may with to score Leaf_Length three times: after 3 weeks, after 5 weeks and after 7 weeks. You can either:
A Measurement is stored for each Trait Instance in each Plot and includes:
The order in which the Traits will be presented
is the same as that on display here. To change the order
touch the buttons on the right edge of each row. The
ones next to the Trait Name will allow you to
move the Trait up or down one position.
Above is a Trial being scored on a Phone-sized device in Landscape mode with a "right-handed setup".
Below is the same Trial on the device but now in Portrait mode.
Left-handed setup: the scoring and
navigation controls are moved to the
left side of the screen.
Right-handed setup: the scoring and
navigation controls are moved to the
right side of the screen.
When viewing the details for a Trial, the menu bar at the top of the screen will present a "play" button: . Touching this button will present the Configuration screen where you will
If you have been scoring a Trial, its name will appear along the bottom of the main screen with a button to the left.
Touch the Trial Name or the button to resume scoring from where you left off. If you wish to change any of the Collection Parameters, use a long press instead to show a popup where you can choose thebutton which will present the Configure panel
If you are having difficulty reading the screen because of glare, use the button to switch to a white background. The icon changes to to let you change back.
It is important to remember that KDSmart contains two separate databases. You should do your real work in the Production database. KDSmart helps you identify which database is active in a number of ways:
To exit Lockdown mode they have to provide a four-digit passcode. When the Production database is active, you enter Lockdown mode from the Settings page: .
This is pre-populated with dummy data when you install KDSmart
so that you can experiment with the application and
test the functionality before you begin to work with
your own data.
You can reset the Demo database at any time using the Settings screen; use the button on the main screen to display the Settings and choose the Reset Demo Database checkbox.
When you return from the Settings screen KDSmart will switch clear the Demo database and re-populate it with dummy data.
This is the database where you place your real work. KDSmart starts with no records in this database.
To being using the Production database, touch button on the main screen to display the Settings screen and choose the Active Database preference then choose the Production option.
When you return from the Settings screen KDSmart will make your selection active.
When scoring a Trial, KDSmart begins in the corner of the field
and proceeds in the direction you have chosen for the
As you are positioned at each Plot (or group of Plots) the screen will look something like this:
In the following example there are two Plots in each group being scored. To navigate to another Plot use the following:
Auto-advance allows you to concentrate on only those Traits for which
you have not yet provided a Measurement value.
When you provide a value for a Trait, KDSmart moves the focus to the next un-scored Trait, skipping over those Traits (and sometimes entire Plots) which have already been scored.
As in the normal scoring screen, the layout of the Auto-Advance scoring screen changes depending on whether you are: