Lotpath offering targets developers, produce industryFresno, Calif.-based Lotpath Inc. has released a developer application programming interface for Lotpath Quality, its fresh produce inspection software.

The software has a customizable dashboard for viewing inspection data and photos plus graphs of numeric quality data. It lets users share the data and photos via e-mail.

The API enables automatic retrieval of data from a Lotpath Quality account by produce companies with their own quality dashboard or business intelligence software. Kingston Fresh software developers, for one, have used that capability.

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Kingston Fresh started using Lotpath late last year, according to a news release. Previously, staff filled out inspection worksheets by hand and entered quality data into a database that fed a monitored intranet website.

Since adoption, inspectors have been using Apple iPads and the Lotpath Inspector app to record product quality data and take photos. Lotpath Quality is integrated with the company’s accounting and inventory software.

The Lotpath Inspector app is available in the Apple App Store.

“Produce companies benefit from software vendors’ willingness to build integration points into their software apps,” Mike Dodson, chief executive officer of Lotpath, said in the release.