We are a family of horse lovers living in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. We have always been involved in horses, particularly in show jumping and dressage. We run a horse agistment business, as well as compete and breed our own performance horses.
The idea of Foal App came to us after foaling down some of our own mares, using the common foaling alarms that are available for hire. We found the technology to be dated and difficult to use... so we took on the challenge to provide horse breeders, all over the world, with an innovative alternative!
A smart phone seemed like a simple solution to some of the issues we had found with conventional foaling alarms. This was because it already contained the same technology – accelerometer - as a traditional foaling alarm. Smart phones also include additional features of a readymade connection to the mobile network or Wi-Fi, as well as camera and audio which can be utilised to further monitor mares from a remote phone at any time.
We are very proud of what we have achieved in the development of this foaling alarm, and we hope that horse breeders the world over find it beneficial during their foaling seasons.