Field Service Apps Overview
While many organizations are rushing to develop field service apps, many of these apps initially fail because they do not include
critical features and capabilities necessary to make field workers productive on a mobile device. To showcase important mobile app
features and an outstanding user experience now required in modern field service apps, the team at Alpha Software built a best
practice mobile inspection app that developers can modify or reference for their mobile app projects.
Inspection Solutions is a mobile business app designed for inspectors who need to inspect construction vehicles in the field, but showcases functionality relevant to many other field apps. The app includes the critical features now required in modern field services apps, such as offline capability, bar code scanning, voice annotation and digital ink. It is a native-quality hybrid app created using the Alpha Anywhere V4 rapid mobile application development and deployment platform.
While targeted for use on an inexpensive tablet—in this case an 8" Android tablet from Acer—it works just as well on higher end Android models. In addition, while optimized for tablets, the Inspections Solutions app is responsive and can also work on smartphones.
After opening the app, users scan QR codes (using their device's camera) to look up properties about the vehicles they are scanning. A sheet of six QR codes for different types of vehicles is supplied with the app so users can walk through the user experience for different types of vehicles. Data about the vehicles are stored in a client-side data cache that comes with the application.
Customized controls for easy data input and capture
QR Code Scanning
Capture GPS Coordinates
Photo capture and annotation with digital ink
Incorporates a client-side data cache
This application requires the latest version of Alpha Anywhere, Alpha Anywhere V4. To use the scanner feature, it must be deployed using PhoneGap.
Included with an Alpha Anywhere Subscription
All Alpha Anywhere subscribers have full access to Inspection Solutions for modification and deployment.
Become a subscriber or renew your expired subscription to gain access.
Note: During your 30 day trial period, you will also be able to test and modify this application.
Watch the 3 minute introduction to Inspection Solutions :
Download on Git
All of the source code for the Inspection Solutions sample application is available on the Alpha Software GitHub account.
Download on Git
Instructions for getting and installing an Alpha Anwyere project from GitHub can be found here.
Install on Your Tablet
To experience this app for yourself, you can load it on your own Android tablet by scanning the QR code below:
Let Us Deploy This App For You
If you like this app, but need assistance modifying it for your specific needs, the Alpha Software Consulting Services Group can help.
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