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Warehouse Management and Inspection Mobile app

With the continually expanding mobile applications usage, it is more important than ever to be able to safely submit, store and mange information. Many programs exist on the back end to document new warehouse inspections. But the front-end data collection and documentation research requires a multitude of mostly paper-based forms, charts, rules and reports which can be time consuming and tiresome. Automating these processes through mobile apps not only streamlines operations and increases employee productivity, but can greatly enhance safety and emergency response.

Snappii is glad to introduce you its newly released Warehouse Management and Inspection Mobile app for iOS and Android platforms.

This app is used by many thousands of warehouse managers as a must-have app.

Using Warehouse Management app users will be able to:

- Make inspections of warehouses and collect images of possible issues
- Indicate places where inspections were made on Google Maps
- Create rental contracts and provide to building owners for a sign
- Make inventories and send them to suppliers
- Fill out and keep supply records in the app
- Use a simple digital form to order products
- Save and keep all made reports in the app
- Calculate warehouse space for goods storage

The app utilizes camera, and bar code scanning. Includes a community forum where you can ask questions to other warehouse managers. The app is 100% customizable to meet your specific needs.

Being able to complete and submit detailed mobile forms, including photographic documentation, dramatically reduces paper usage and data inaccuracies. Inspectors, product managers and safety officials can work even in offline mode, and user management and signature options offer the security that only the appropriate people are accessing information. All personnel can be kept aware of regulatory changes and mission-critical instructions through in-app notifications and immediate distribution of app changes. This ensures the most up-to-date collection, reporting and reference capabilities will always be available.

The benefits of using the Warehouse Management and Inspection app are obvious:

- Save time on many logistics tasks
- Eliminate paper usage and go green
- Save money on inspections and orders
- Increase revenue

Get your app today!

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Mobile inspections apps – Heavy Equipment Inspection app

Today large and small businesses are looking for ways to save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in every possible way. Inspections are not an exception. Mobile apps and forms allow businesses to do inspections in less time. Drop down lists, pre-populated fields, checkboxes are just some of the ways businesses have made their inspections go more quickly.

Meet Heavy Equipment Inspection app for iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets. In addition to the listed functionality above, it captures date and time automatically, GPS location, collects signatures and more. Heavy Equipment Inspection App is an indispensable tool to make inspections of big and expensive equipment. This app provides multiple types of useful electronic forms which will help you:
- easily and quickly inspect all the necessary parts and systems of trucks/tractors/cranes and hydraulic elevators
- send via email and store all inspection data right in the app on your device
- keep yourself and passengers safe

Heavy Equipment Inspection App is strongly recommended if you want your vehicle/equipment to function as long as possible without breakages.

Together with the forms you can get the following benefits while using this app:

- Get the latest Auto Tech News
- Forum where drivers/vehicle owners and others can exchange their ideas and learn a new stuff
- Receive and send Push Notifications
- Order a similar app, fully customized to fit your business ideas/requirements.

Going mobile saves businesses even more time than just the ability to inspect equipment faster. With paper forms, inspectors would have to bring their forms back from the field. Thus a business could wait hours, maybe days before an inspection would come back to the office. Only then would it be entered into the database and be available for further use, such as invoicing. This can slow down sales cycle, as well as follow up work to these mobile inspections. By switching to a mobile app, companies have been able to react to their inspections in real time. Every submission is sent immediately to the cloud. There, the office can access it. Available in various formats, such as PDF, Excel spreadsheet or email body they can integrate this data into their backend systems. With workers constantly in the field, some businesses struggle sending assignments.

Mobile inspections are an important part of many businesses. But, using paper forms can cause not only a lot of frustration, but waste of time. In the end, moving to a mobile equipment inspection app could save you hundreds of hours, and be cheaper than your current paper system.

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Kinds of Business apps available in the AppStore

Today having a smartphone or a tablet enables us to find better solutions to simplify our life and fulfill daily tasks. Apple and Google app stores offer us a great number of apps. There are lots of apps out there on every business and every little activity

The business world is embracing smartphones and tablets like never before. With the BYOD craze sweeping the globe and PCs failing to serve all of today’s business needs, corporate IT managers are more willing than ever to check out useful business applications in Apple and Google’s App Stores. Based on near-universal adoption or evaluation of iOS products by Fortune 500 companies, it appears that the enterprise is more than ready for iPhones and iPads as platforms to run business apps. But before the corporate world decides to go all-in on iPads and iPhones, it might be a good time to take a look at what’s inside Apple’s App Store to see what sort of apps are available to fill today’s needs. The available apps include everything from Microsoft’s Office Web Apps to document readers and remote desktop access tools. Just an hour or so of browsing in the App Store will demonstrate why Apple mobile devices have become fixtures in corporate offices.

There are hundreds of thousands of apps available in the Apple App Store. With so many options available, business professionals will find that there is an app for just about any business or productivity function imaginable. See the graphics below to find that business apps occupy the 3d position after Games and Education.

We at Snappii are not surprised that Business apps are consolidating its position in the Apple App store. In today’s business world, it’s essential to stay in touch and have access to business documents and functionality anytime, anywhere. Mobile devices have opened a new world of accessibility and flexibility for day-to-day business users.

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Drag and Drop Simplicity Will Rescue Mobile App Development

Every business wants apps but the cost of hiring developers is too prohibitive. Some businesses are offshoring app development but are running into many problems.

Just imagine trying to explain to a foreign programmer how your business works and what you need. No fun. So much will get lost in translation that often what you get is nowhere close to what you need. And the time difference of 12 hours is not helping any.  Every email will be at least a day behind.  Imagine how many emails it will take clarify what you want!

App stores are not yet populated with apps for every category and I think it will be some time before this happens. So the choices today come down to expensive on shore development or learning to build apps yourself.

The good news is that visual drag-and-drop tools have come of age. Snappii for example has been in active development and use for over 3 years and is now powerful enough and has enough features to build real business apps, I am not talking about marketing “brochureware” apps.  I mean serious business apps that automate or mobilize some part of existing business process.

All the features in the world would not do a business person any good if they could not learn how to use the tool.  Let’s face business people are not coders and won’t master writing lines of code any time soon. But business people have used many tools that utilize drag-and-drop visual concepts.  The likes of Photoshop and many visual tool people learned on Windows really taught everybody how to build things by dragging and dropping.  It is quick and easy to do. Just about every prototyping tool used drag and drop idea to let out user interface.  The universality of this concept is what enables business users now to build real functional apps when coupled with a feature rich visual app development platform like Snappii.   I would encourage you to watch some video tutorials to see how easy it is.

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Why are there so Few Business Apps in App Stores?

flying iconsApple and Google Appstores are loaded with games, weather apps and map apps, but surprisingly very few business apps.

You would think that with smartphones and tablets now outnumbering laptops and desktop computers there would be a ton of specific business apps covering many industries and specific needs.

I think there are several reasons for this.

First, it is purely history.  Historically games were the first apps in the app stores and given them the popularity they enjoy.  People are used to going to app stores  to find apps.  Interestingly since the app stores are now on every device the same people began to search for apps they need for their business.  At Snappii we were frankly really surprised that people would be looking in such volume for apps like Heavy Equipment Inspection in App Stores.

The second reason for business app shortage is that developers don’t know what functionality should be included.  Only the business users have a clear understanding of what features they need to have in the apps, but only until visual wysiwyg, drag-and-drop app development tools like www.snappii.com came along business people could not even imagine about being able to build apps without programmers.

Which brings us to the third reason.  Business people don’t think they can build business apps without coding and that means finding programmers. So they end up hiring app developers to develop apps for internal use only and often times don’t even bother submitting the apps to the app stores.

I believe in time this will change.  The massive install base of smartphones and tablet devices present app developers a similar opportunity as when IBM PC came out in 1981.  Business people need and want apps to use on their mobile devices.

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How Business People Can Create Mobile Apps without Programmers

cover_pureMany business people want to make apps but don’t think they can do it themselves. They think they need to find programmers to do it. The emergence of visual app development platforms specifically designed for business people makes it possible for them to build mobile apps by themselves.

Download this valuable white paper and learn:

- How visual drag and drop tools don’t require any coding to make apps
- Learn about the “10 must have features” every platform should have to make robust apps
- How to select the best visual cloud-based mobile app development platform

Download your copy today.

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How to use Shared Data sources

Snappii is proud to announce a brand new feature that is called Shared Data sources. With the help of it Snappii users can create native mobile role-based apps that use shared datasources and hence will be able to provide the same data to a series of apps. Let’s review a possible use case.

You want to create a work management app that will be of high value both for supervisors and employees. Using one app can be confusing and sometimes inconvenient. Due to the shared datasources option you can now create two different apps: one for supervisors and another for employees. Both apps will use the same datasource that will enable supervisors to assign tasks and check job statuses while employees will be able to review assigned tasks and edit them when tasks are completed. That clearly divides responsibilities and makes the whole work process easier and more intuitive.

Similar scenarios can be utilized for a majority of apps that have assignment features such as apps for logistics, dispatchers, drivers etc.

To enable this feature, open the Datasource dialog, click the datasource you want to share and put a check next to Share. Then save the settings. Now this datasource will appear in the Shared Data sources dialog like in the image below.

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Meet a Green Alliance business

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Snappii mobile app building system was featured in today’s Portsmouth Herald in the Meet a Green Biz column. Snappii offers a lot of great opportunities and features that help medium and large businesses move to a next level of success.

What makes the Snappii company green:

-   Works with community businesses to enhance their marketing capabilities, thus supporting the local economy.

-   Many mobile app features help cut down on use of energy and materials, such as paper.

-   Development of the Green Alliance mobile app further enhances the exposure of GA businesses throughout the community.

All GA businesses are green certified. You can check out the full list of Snappii features and options here.

Feel free to visit Snappii website today to create your own native app and eliminate paper usage.

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Hyster Company Launches Comprehensive Mobile Lift Truck App

unnamedGREENVILLE, N.C. – Hyster Company has launched a new mobile lift truck app featuring a lift truck product selector tool, detailed information on Hyster® lift truck models and a Hyster® dealer locator function.

“Hyster trucks are known for their toughness and intelligence, so it’s no surprise that we felt it was important to develop and equip the industry with this new technology,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Distribution. “Our app is able to inform the customer about which applications certain products are best suited for, while also delivering a wealth of information on each product—from our motorized pallet jacks to our shipping container handlers. Our industry leading Hyster dealer network is at the user’s fingertips as well, making this a very powerful and intelligent tool for the lift truck industry.”

The app is available for Apple iOS and Android devices through iTunes and the Android Google Play Store. Along with a product selector to help customers choose the best product for their application, the app includes detailed information, technical guides, images and brochures on each Hyster lift truck model, as well as videos and brochures on the Hyster® product line categories, components and other equipment features.

The app’s dealer locator allows the user to search for a dealer by zip code, state and county or by using the device’s location services. Users can then call the dealer, visit their website or submit a contact form to the dealer for more information from within the app. Hyster also provides special notice of lease and product promotions through the app, and users are able to create an account and enter their basic contact information for Hyster to provide special offers and events in the user’s local area.

The app was developed by Hyster using Snappii, a cloud-based mobile app development platform. Snappii enables companies like Hyster to easily build native apps without having to write code or identify programming languages.

“At Hyster, we integrate intelligence into our lift trucks and we wanted to deliver that same level of technology with our information for this app,” said Kim Reaves, manager of digital marketing for Hyster. “Snappii provided a unique technology platform that enabled us to deliver this comprehensive app to the lift truck industry.”

To download the new Hyster lift truck app from iTunes click here, to download the app from the Android Google Play Store click here. Users must be on a mobile device to download this app.

To learn more about the company click here.

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New Yale Mobile Lift Truck App Provides Customers Convenient Product Information, Resources

yaleGREENVILLE, N.C. – In an effort to provide customers greater access to product information, Yale Materials Handling Corporation has introduced a new mobile app that delivers access to a suite of information regarding the company’s lift truck models, as well as a Yale® dealer locator function.

“Fully serving the lift truck industry means more than just selling quality Yale® lift trucks. True service means delivering things like the most comprehensive mobile lift truck app in the industry,” said Bill Pfleger, president of Yale Distribution. “This app delivers helpful information about each of our products so that our customers and the industry in general can stay informed about their lift trucks or can answer questions about their future lift truck needs. Having the ability, in the palm of their hand, to locate and contact our nearest dealer makes our customers’ lives easier.”

Customers’ can access the new app, available for Apple iOS and Android devices, through iTunes and the Android Google Play Store. Using the new app, customers have the ability to choose the best product for their application by accessing extensive information and resources including spec sheets, images and brochures on each Yale lift truck model, as well as videos and brochures on Yale® product line categories, components and other equipment features.

By utilizing the app’s dealer locator, users can search for a dealer by zip code, state and county or by using the device’s location services. From within the app, users can call the dealer, visit their website or submit a contact form to the dealer for more information. The app also provides special notice of lease and product promotions, and permits users to create an account and enter their basic contact information so that Yale can provide special offers and events within the user’s local area.

Yale developed the app using Snappii, a cloud-based mobile app development platform. Snappii enables companies like Yale to easily build native apps without having to write code or identify programming languages.
“In our desire to serve the lift truck industry with these new apps, we wanted to partner with an app development platform provider that embodied the same ideals that we at Yale do,” said Kim Reaves, manager of digital marketing for Yale. “Snappii is dedicated to its customers’ success and serves them like we serve our lift truck customers.”

To download the new Yale lift truck app from iTunes click here, to download the app from the Android Google Play Store click here. Users must be on a mobile device to download this app.

More Information about the company is here.

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