iSOYL FAQ

No, OPTI and iSOYL are different products. iSOYL has better features at a similar cost so most customers will buy iSOYL but the OPTI will be available as well.
No, the hardware and operating system are completely different.
No, once used the kits are not resalable so they are purchase only.
The cable is specifically designed to enable variable rate application from an Apple iPad, this is a complex technical challenge and therefore costly.
This enables you to download and try iSOYL before purchasing the cable and MySOYLsync licence.
The free app can be used in the field, and when paired with SOYL’s connection cable and the MySOYLsync file transfer system, provides a variable application solution seamlessly connecting office and field for a one off payment of £695 licensing MySOYLsync in perpetuity and supplying all the hardware connectivity required*.
No, the cost has been kept as low as possible.
Telephone and email support is free of charge for the first 12 months. After that an annual fee of £30 applies to cover support.
More application maps than you will ever need.
Applications records will be held in MySOYL and be downloadable to Gatekeeper. This may extend to other software packages in due course.
Your data is only ever stored on our secure servers or your iPad.
No, your iPad must have a “lightening” style socket and the capability for a SIM card to be inserted. The compatible iPad model numbers are: A1459 - 4th Gen A1460 - 4th Gen A1475 - iPad Air A1476 - iPad Air A1454 - iPad Mini A1455 - iPad Mini A1490 - iPad Mini 2 A1491 - iPad Mini 2
This is the cloud based technology that moves application plans down to your device and application records back up the MySOYLsync. Once the application records are back in MySOYLsync they can be downloaded to compatible farm record keeping software, for example Gatekeeper.
You must order a “wifi+cellular” iPad to ensure your device has the correct positioning technology. For mobile data at all times you will need a SIM card for your iPad (data only SIM cards cost between £5 and £10 per month). If you are happy to download near a wifi hotspot – perhaps the farm office or farm house then you won’t need a SIM card. If you have a smartphone you can “tether” your iPad to the phone to share it’s mobile data capability if your contract allows this.
We can source iPads if required but we recommend you purchase one from a local Apple approved reseller or from one of the many online Apple retailers.
iPad Air or iPad mini, you must purchase a “wifi+cellular” version. If your model number isn’t listed within the dropdown then your iPad is not compatible, contact SOYL if this is unclear
No and we do not plan to build one.
No and this functionality is not in our plans.
We want iSOYL to work with as many agricultural implement controllers as possible worldwide and have allocated development resources to deal with this when required. If you have a controller then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can start the process with you.
Yes, for farmers outside the UK we can convert application files that you send us in shape file format into iSOYL format which you can then download into the iSOYL app. If you don’t have shape file application maps let us know what you do have and we can probably find a solution – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Yes, we have an API that allows you to send shape application plans from your application via our web services to iSOYL. Early in 2015 you will also be able to call this API to find out if the application plan has been used and how much product was applied/drilled.

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