A very recent addition to the growing market for mobile site reporting apps is Site Report Pro, developed by Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK-based Pipe Flow Software (aka Daxesoft Ltd). First released on 4 July 2017, the app is currently only available for use on Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), though the website says “support for Android devices is under consideration”.
The app can apparently be used for punch lists, snag lists, site audits, on-site inspections (including health & safety, and housing), building surveys, house inventories, etc, and allows users to track and manage issues and produce PDF reports. Issues can be captured by photographing them, then annotating the image. The issuer can then set due dates, give the issue a priority and status, add details and comments and then assign the issue to another user (the app lets users share by email, message or via third party apps such as Dropbox), and is said to allow “easy sharing and issue management for teams”.
Interestingly, it says no cloud service is needed and there are no monthly licence or subscription fees. The app is free to download, but is limited to up to 3 projects and 3 issues per project. To do more (‘unlimited’ projects and up to 500 issues per project), requires unlocking via a $1.99 add-on, while the app’s premium reporting themes cost an additional $4.99.
SiteReportPro appears targeted at small-to-medium-sized businesses (95% of UK construction), and faces some strong competition, including from vendors supporting non-iOS apps – important given that the UK smartphone market is almost equally split between Apple and the Android OS. I recently looked at 24OnOff’s time management app, and mentioned others in the same AEC SME realm, including GenieBelt, TidyBuild, Small Builders, eSUB, Corecon, Jobsite Unite and Builderstorm.
There are also numerous snagging or defects reporting and inspection tools – some high-powered and connected to SaaS collaboration platforms (eg: Aconex, Asite, Viewpoint), others more stand-alone, such as APE Mobile, BaseStone, Bridgit, EviFile, FinalCAD, Go-Cam, iSnag, PlanGrid, SnagR, and TIM: The Inspection Manager (all previously covered on this blog).