Today, there are more than 3.3 million jobs that rely on GPS technology, including approximately 130,000 jobs in GPS manufacturing industries and 3.2 million in the downstream commercial GPS-intensive industries (“The Economic Benefits of Commercial GPS Use in the U.S. and The Costs of Potential Disruption” by NDP Consulting Group). GPS technology is used extensively in agriculture for the so-called precision or site-specific farming. Also, GPS equipment accelerates productivity in the construction industries by providing accurate machine guidance and measurement technology. Just a few years ago, companies in such industries paid $10,000 for a traditional single-function GPS handheld. It used to be the main product of everyday activities for companies with remote types of work. Today, smartphones and tablets are quickly replacing these bulky devices.
Mobile Apps Offer GPS-Based Features
Since Apple announced the iPhone 3G with its GPS chip, more and more companies have been moving on to BYOD approach. According to Construction Technology Integration Survey, 78.2% of the survey respondents indicate their company allows the use of personal devices for work purposes. Beyond the explosion of GPS-enabled smartphones and tablets, the availability of cloud-based maps and high precision Bluetooth GPS receivers have enabled a new generation of iOS and Android business apps.
Obviously, mobile devices have made a major breakthrough for business users. A massive workforce already uses the devices themselves and business apps, more than half of which are now location-based. The implementations are powerful, especially for field workers. Mobile apps allow them to conveniently use already known features and also offer them a lot of new ones, for example, sharing GPS-tagged photos and videos and the GPS tracking system. Not surprisingly, the ease of sharing location-based data holds the potential to transform industries and even create entirely new ones.
Snappii Puts Your Business Ahead
If your business activities entail working in the field, Snappii, a rapid mobile app development company, offers you powerful mobile business apps with unique features and which can be customized to meet your business needs. By utilizing Snappii apps, you will optimize the workflows, save time, reduce costs, eliminate paperwork, and go green. Snappii can help you mobilize your business in days, not months. Try it right now and feel all the benefits.