HabitApp Shade Measurement Tool
Shade is a vital component of many coffee production systems. However, it is very difficult to determine the optimum level of shade. Thus, a mobile app called HabitApp helps to give an instant reading of coffee shade cove. The HabitApp, a free mobile app available at http://www.scrufster.com/habitapp/, gives an instant reading of coffee shade cover, an important variable that was previously very time-consuming and difficult to measure accurately. Rather than requiring specialist equipment like a spherical densiometer, this app turns mobile phone photos into black and white images and then calculates the percentage shade value (black pixels as a percentage of total pixels).