The Best Mining Apps for Mobile: Alpha Software

Mobile Mining Apps that Meets the Unique Needs of the Industry

Alpha Software app development software speeds mobile app and mobile form creation for a wide range of mining companies.
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Mobile Mining Apps: The Best Software

In 2017, a year after the safest year ever, coal industry deaths surged and nearly doubled, to 15. Mobile mining apps must collect critical information on worker safety, technology and vehicle tracking, and brass-in/brass-out in a timely manner deep in the earth, where cell service and WIFI are not available. Digitizing business processes and paper forms with mobile apps that work offline enables mining companies to:

  • Increase worker efficiency by reducing the hours spent on each daily activity.
  • Capture the knowledge of more experienced workers in intelligent apps that can guide less experienced workers.
  • Lower risk by increasing safety, decreasing data-entry mistakes and increasing timely access to critical data.

The best mining apps work offline, are optimized for one-handed data entry (i.e., speech-to-text), leverage corporate processing power, and tie into systems of record to grab critical information for employees and share information with the rest of the organization more quickly. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that just in 2017, there were more than 5,127 deaths on the job. Industrial safety apps will change the game.

With mobile apps, not only will data collection and sharing improve, but utilizing data to make better and faster business decisions will dramatically impact safety.

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Build Mining Apps in Minutes, Without Limits

Alpha Software helps mining companies build maintenance, inspection and incident reporting apps that capture and deliver critical data anytime, anywhere. With Alpha TransForm, you can easily build cross-platform business apps with heavy processing power in minutes that work offline and offer the latest in mobile data capture. Your apps can connect into your existing business systems, processes and data investments; making workers more productive, and streamlining business activities and alerts. For power users, TransForm can be programmed to meet more complex workflow, integration or security requirements. 

Alpha Solutions for Mining

Powerful Software for Mining

Safety Inspections  •  Equipment Inspections  •  Gemba Walks  •  Accident Reports  •  Certifications and Training    
Well Inspections  •  Work Orders •  Time and Attendance  •  Workplace Wellness  •   
Dispatch  •  Licensing  •  and more,,,

Free mining app templates available.
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Why Mining Companies Choose Alpha

Users of all skill levels  can digitize mining processes and turn the smartphone into a safety and business productivity tool.

Key Features for Mobile Mining Apps

Alpha TransForm has built-in capabilities that streamline mining work and ensure that workers are always safe and productive, even in very challenging, remote locations.

  • Offline operation
  • Time and date stamping
  • GIS and location tracking abilities
  • Stopwatches and timers
  • Image capture with mark-up
  • Offline storage of large data files (images, audio, manuals, etc.)
  • Cross-platform performance
  • Speech-to-text
  • Audio recording
  • Complex Calculations
  • Embedded business logic
  • Integration with corporate systems of record
  • Cloud-based or on-premise

Smartphones in mines

Alpha TransForm apps facilitate:

  • Faster inspection and maintenance
  • Increased equipment and miner efficiency
  • Improved worker safety and compliance
  • Reduced evacuation drill expense

Case Study:

Mining App Improves Equipment Safety for Major Mining Company

major gold and copper mining producer replaced paper forms with offline apps on smartphones and tablets to streamline critical equipment checks, improve safety processes and significantly improve data accuracy.

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"We selected Alpha because of the enterprise scale of the platform and the overall ease of use. We were surprised how easy it was to develop our first app. We are now making the platform available to other lines of business for them to develop their own apps.”


- Operations Manager
Major Gold and Copper Mining Producer

"Alpha has been an ideal enterprise development platform for us, and has become our system of record for all development work, including mobile apps."



- Sajil Sidharthan
Equipment Rentals Systems Manager 
Al Reyami Construction

"Without Alpha, I would have had to outsource development to an outside software company because we needed a sophisticated system with a strong back-end, and we couldn't have built that ourselves. We've saved at least 50% in costs and time."


- Bachir Yazbek
Head of Project Control
Zerock Construction