Tag Archive: Android

Sep 12 2017

Mobile-first Raken builds its niche

Raken logo

US-based Raken is one of a recent generation of mobile-first construction software developers seeking to automate manual onsite reporting and monitoring tasks, and says it differentiates itself by its deep niche functionality. Just over three years ago (August 2014), I visited FieldLens‘s New York headquarters and talked to one of the marketing team about their …

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Sep 08 2017

More mobile AEC tools

Trappco

The mobile construction app market continues to grow, with tools to complement desktop construction software, and low-cost form management apps for SMEs. Asta Site Progress Elecosoft’s Asta Powerproject competes in the same project management sector as Oracle’s Primavera and MS Project, but is specifically designed to support construction planners’ work. Primarily a desktop/laptop-based product, it …

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Aug 23 2017

Simple mobile reporting via SiteReportPro

SiteReportPro

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 …

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Jun 07 2017

FieldLens acquired by WeWork

Fieldlens logo

Mobile construction collaboration developer Fieldlens has been acquired by WeWork, the New York-based provider of shared office and co-working space. New York, US-based mobile construction management application developer Fieldlens has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by one of its customers: WeWork, also New York-based and a provider of shared office and co-working space. Founded by Doug …

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Jun 07 2017

June 2017 collaboration news

Lauren Lake - Bridgit

International developments in mobile and web collaboration technologies for the architecture, engineering and construction sector… from PetroBIM, BIMSync, BaseStone and Bridgit…. PetroBIM helps on heritage Launched three years ago in Oviedo, northern Spain, PetroBIM is a digital tool focused on historical heritage conservation projects and master plans. Despite its name, it is nothing to do with …

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Jun 21 2016

TIM: The Inspection Manager

TIM screengrab

Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). As a result, over the past 10 years, and particularly since the 2007 advent of the iPhone and …

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Apr 29 2016

Infrakit: where BIM meets geospatial

Infrakit logo

Infrakit is particularly aimed at digital collaboration on infrastructure projects, with strong BIM and geospatial integrations. Keeping an eye and ear open for new SaaS construction software startups, I was pleased to hear from Helsinki, Finland-based startup Infrakit, particularly as it has strong relevance to the civil engineering sector, and also because of its focus on …

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Apr 26 2016

Go-Cam founder responds

Tod Yeadon, Founder of Go-Cam

Last month, I wrote a blog post about the Go-Cam video snagging app. After giving it a quick test on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Android smartphone, I identified various issues with the service – to which the founder of Go-Cam, Tod Yeadon, has responded: Preventing disputes with Go-Cam Video Reporting As the founder of Go-Cam …

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Dec 09 2015

Zutec: desktop, mobile and even the “internet of things”

COBie data view in Zutec

Ireland’s Zutec, through its focus on commissioning and handover has built a strong position in the megaprojects market, and is looking to expand further. Dublin, Ireland-based mobile construction technology provider Zutec exhibited at two London events I recently attended: the Digital Construction Week show in October (post) and Construct IT for Business’s “Future of BIM” …

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Dec 07 2015

Augment – use AR to present your buildings

Augment logo

According to Augment, augmented reality (AR) on a tablet device is the ideal tool for architects to present their building ideas and collaborate with clients and other team members, and for property developers to let or sell the finished buildings to tenants or buyers (architecture and construction is just one market the company is targeting). …

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