Let’s put it this way : when you practice beekeeping you get 3 things : bees/nature/beekeeper. We are linking them together. This means knowing how bees behave (sensors) how nature behaves (phenology and weather) and of course the beekeeper actions too. We want to offer a “seamless” data integration around that idea.
We do not plan to go so exhaustive into the “stockkarte” as @iconize does. I think our products will be quite different.
Is there communication among beekeepers? yes of course it has to, but not currently.
To go to the Gretchenfrage (I guess I am learning as much German as you learn French ;) ) Are we opensource? : the factual answer at this moment is no. Why? because opensourcing needs an effort that we have not yet prioritized, not knowing who in this so small niche world would be interested on it. I am more inclined to consider opensourcing when opportunities of collaboration would raise. Don’t get me wrong, I have been thinking so much about this topic and that’s the best answer I can find for that very specific situation…
Can we introduce other sensor devices? of course!. It mainly depends on where and how the data is stored. This is something an API could handle provided that the data format spec is clear. At this moment “multidevice input” is not yet high enough in our priority backlog, and again, it’s a matter of opportunity.
Hope I have answered your questions