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The New Construction Photos App

In the last blog, I spoke about the new Construction Daily Log, an app that basically eliminates any hitches in communication between project managers, and their coworkers. The app works by organizing as much data as possible before actually starting the process of putting together the logs. This allows for swift and accurate completion that can all be done from the same device most people have in their pockets all day.

While we liked this idea a lot, we realized that the market has yet another necessity for an even more simple app. Even with the speed and efficiency of the Construction Daily Log, it still takes users some time to fill out all the elements of a daily log. In many cases, all of this information is not that necessary. So we took it one step even further.

The Construction Photos app is an app just for that – it takes pictures of your construction project, archives them and gives you the option to send it to other emails. That’s it.

By keeping the app completely clutter-free, we made it extremely easy for you to go in, take photos, send what you need to send, and get out. Simply put, it’s our most efficient app we’ve built yet. However, just like all of our other apps, it’s can be completely modified to fit a specific businesses processes.

Apps built on the Snappii platform have the unique quality of being able to be customized on Snappii’s platform. Snappii Labs, our open-platform that is used to create apps, allows our developers to modify the app to perform almost any function. Over the years, Snappii has developed a catalog of different apps that sample this technology, which can all be customized upon a clients request.

Although the Construction Daily Log was one of our original apps, and we have a special bias towards it, we all had to admit that the Construction Photos app could also be an invaluable tool for companies. It went through many test phases, and we even put it in the hands of construction workers to test it out. We finally think it’s ready to shake the industry.

I’ll take you through a little tour about the different features we’re using throughout the app:

 

Remember, all Snappii apps can be fully customized to fit your needs. If you like what you see in the Construction Daily Log app, but would still change a few features, feel free to reach out to our Support team and we’ll point you in the right direction to realizing your app. You can contact us anytime at support@snappii.com.

Getting Rid of the Paper

Paper has been a thorn in the business world’s foot for as long as anyone can remember.

Some businesses have begun to wise up to their paper trail, and have developed mobile forms that provide easier data entry, quicker results and even in-depth analytics. A manager can now run their operation right from the palm of their hand without fumbling around for a pencil. They save on the cost of paper, and the time it takes to file it.

If money doesn’t grow on trees, where’s the paper?

Paper is an easy way to cut cost that companies often overlook. Even on a small scale, paper can put a dent in the companies wallet, and that dent only gets bigger the more the company expands. What’s worst is the amount of time it takes to find something after it’s been filed.

Let’s put it into perspective:

 – The average U.S worker uses about 10,000 sheets of paper a year. That’s about 20 reams or about $160 per employee.

– Using paper to send information can cost up to 31 times what it originally costs due to things like printing, copying, postage, storage, etc…

– Cabinets are inefficient and hard to index

In other words, paper is probably hurting a lot more than helping.

Eliminating the paper

Most papers around the business, whether it’s an auto-repair shop or a hospital, are forms. Businesses revolve around recording data and inputting it into a database. Mobile forms work by eliminating the middleman – data entered through your smartphone goes directly to where and who you want.

Is it expensive? Traditionally, smartphone apps take a lot of money to produce. Hiring a coder and programmer can quickly become costly, and can even turn into something you weren’t expecting (in a bad way).

To combat this, more companies are turning to rapid-development mobile solutions like Snappii to create forms. Snappii simplified the process to just a few steps:

  1. Re-create your form on our drag-and-drop form editor
  2. Set where you would like finished mobile forms to go
  3. Download Snappii’s preview app and login with your credentials
  4. Fill the form as you would normally and click send!

You can also upload your form and Snappii’s app builders will convert your first form into an app at no cost. Try it out!

Building your own form can be a bit daunting. That’s why Snappii has worked with countless industries to provide a form template for nearly every occasion. Check out our extensive catalog today, and see how easy it is to transform your business (in a good way).

How These Days Mobile Apps Assist Plumbers

How These Days Mobile Apps Assist Plumbers We have entered the era of mobile technology. More and more businesses are considering smartphones as important as another employee. Today, app stores are full of various types of mobile apps for a wide variety of industries and businesses. In today’s post, we will pay special attention to mobile apps for plumbers.

Apps as a channel of convenient contact with consumers

Plumbers and plumbing contractors understand that staying efficient and profitable means they must embrace modern mobile technology. First, mobile apps provide a channel of communication between the service providers and consumers. Using mobile apps, plumbers can locate potential clients and consumers and quickly reach a specialist all with the same tool.

Apps as a powerful tool for work with data

Another useful feature is the daily log. Plumbers can instantly record data from their jobs onto their phone, allowing them to instantly access their library of logs at a moments notice. Specialist can easily access clients information, as well as send it to their boss with just a few swipes and touches on their phone.

Apps as an instant payment system

Mobile apps can even connect consumers to online banking modules. In other words, they can make cashless payments using credit or debit cards. This is also useful for plumber supervisors as they are able to track all payments and store check information right on their smartphone.

Create the best app for your business yourself

Despite the huge number of ready-made business apps in the app stores, it’s difficult for most companies to find the one app that meets all of their specific needs. However, plumbing services’ owners, and even the plumbers, can create powerful mobile apps themselves.

Snappii, an app builder the requires zero coding ability, enables everyday users to create powerful mobile apps. Snappii is a rapid app development company that offers over 400 pre-made apps, and over 100 features that can be changed within them with absolutely no programming. With Snappii, any business can have a mobile solution. Start building yours today.

Choose Mobile App for Work with Data

Choose Mobile App for Work with DataToday, more and more organizations are realizing the importance of having a mobile-friendly version of their website. Most companies start their mobile solution pursuit by developing mobile apps. A recent mobile maturity survey from Red Hat, Inc. showed that “90% of respondents anticipate increasing investment in mobile application development within the next 12 months”.

Paperwork leaves in the past

Mobile apps allow companies to automate their processes and expand their market. Apps are a cost-efficient solution to access one-on-one requests as well as work orders on the go.

There are also numerous benefits in using mobile apps for data collection. First, it’s simple and fast. Smartphones are very accessible and most employees probably already have one. Second, data can be instantly edited and immediately shared (or even printed). Modern apps can capture a wide range of data, including photo, video, audio, GPS and more. Last, organizations can significantly reduce the amount of paperwork they are dealing with, thereby accelerating processes.

Snappii is the authority on data management apps

Snappii, a leading company in mobile business solutions, has developed a catalog of business apps that can be downloaded straight form the app store. Aside from the full, free apps you can download, Snappii offers customization services that enables users to take their apps to the next level. They offer a DIY App builder that requires zero coding experience to utilize. The app builder can customize any of the apps in Snappii’s catalog to meet 100% of their business needs. Here are some examples of pre-made apps offered by Snappii:

Construction Manager App is designed to manage, edit, save and share data. This app consists of construction maintenance logs, daily reports, project estimates and can even send digital timesheets from construction sites to headquarters.

Inventories are usually managed with spreadsheets. Snappii can transform these sheets into a Warehouse Inventory and Shipment App. The template allows users to manage and inspect warehouse inventories, ensure availability of goods, manage shipments and perform calculations. Data can be collected, stored, processed and shared all by a single mobile device.

Trade Show Lead Collection mobile app is a powerful and convenient way to capture lead data. Entrepreneurs can digitally collect email addresses, phone number and other information necessary to network for your business no matter where they are.

Visit Snappii website and find even more apps for every industry.

What Modern Citizen Developers Are Looking For

What Modern Citizen Developers Are Looking ForLet us remind that according to technology research company Gartner, citizen developer is “a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT”. Also, Gartner’s Citizen Development is Fundamental to the Digital Workplace report predicts that 70% of enterprises will have citizen development policies by 2020. It is worth noting that citizen development is already extremely successful and grows rapidly. 2016 State of Citizen Development Report from QuickBase shows that “citizen development is spreading rapidly as organizations reap the operational efficiency and productivity benefits of having custom applications delivered and updated faster”.

Acceleration is the key

With a huge demand for mobile app development, citizen developers are able to deliver apps two times faster than traditional programmers (“By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations’ capacity to deliver them. According to Gartner”). Modern zero code platforms allow them to do this.

Speed and Power in one App Builder

Snappii is a powerful business app development company, which offers zero code App Builder. Understanding the requirements of growing number of citizen developers, Snappii continues to improve the App Builder to provide the best solutions and accelerate app building process. Today Snappii customers can choose from over 250 pre-made apps and make modifications they need. The Gartner Group classifies Snappii App Builder as a RMAD (Rapid Mobile App Development) platform, which cuts app development time to minutes.

Snappii believes citizen development is ready to fill the gaps in business app development industry and makes its contribution. Today there are over 68 thousand mobile business apps built with Snappii App Builder and the total number of people using apps built on Snappii has now reached 1 million, however this is far from the limit.

Snappii Partner Summit

Snappii Partner SummitThe most shrewd and clear-sighted CIOs nowadays consider business apps an opportunity for driving innovation, professional development, and company advancement. Snappii, a leading company of mobile business solutions, understands that few people nowadays have time to learn nuts and bolts of app development process. This way, our company offers a unique solution which enables people without programming skills to make a fortune with their app business.
Snappii announces Partner Summit where you can discuss partner program opportunities and other Snappii solutions with Snappii CEO Alex Bakman and Jeff Beam, Director of Sales.
Free webinar meets 2 times
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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The program of the online event includes:
1. Partner Program progress and Opportunities
2. Snappii Platform Road Map
3. Q and A
4. Closing remarks

Be a part of the most feature rich platform on the market. Join the summit and learn how to make money selling apps.

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Snappii Announces that Total Number of People Using Apps Built on Snappii Has Now Reached 1 Million

Snappii Announces that Total Number of People Using Apps Built on Snappii Has Now Reached 1 MillionSnappii Corporation, a market leader in Business Mobile app solutions today announces that it has over 68 thousand mobile business apps built on its mobile app development platform in different industries used by 1 million users worldwide. Continue reading “Snappii Announces that Total Number of People Using Apps Built on Snappii Has Now Reached 1 Million” »

Tips for Mobile App Testing

Tips for Mobile App Testing

All of us can be inattentive and miss some things from time to time. Who hasn’t looked for eyeglasses to finally find them on their head or looked for keys and discovered them in a place they thought they’d already looked. These situations are common and benign as long as they do not concern the business sphere. The latter requires special attention and regular tests since even a small shortcoming can badly influence your customers’ experience.

This also holds true for mobile apps, which are taking by storm companies of any size. App testing is a complex process, but following the steps below can assist you in it.

Testing in a Real Environment

“A test environment is described as an infrastructure that is needed to perform a test”. There can be several environments during the development cycle. “White-box tests are executed on the development environment; the first application tests are performed on the test environment, and the acceptance tests are executed on the “as-it-were-production” environment”. (Marc van ’t Veer “What is testing in production and why should it be performed?”) Production testing is the final stage which Wikipedia defines as “when you are testing a real live system, either about to go live or with live users”. Nowadays some refuse such tests because they are afraid to have a severe impact on the users and interfere with the existing system. However, we believe that testing in a real-world production environment is necessary. Moreover, to avoid potential challenges, you can use these tips for performance testing in production the right way.

Take Advantage of Emulators and Remote Testing Resources

Testing on real mobile devices is a rather costly process, but you can overcome financial barriers and use emulators and simulators. These are virtual well-instrumented test environments. Make sure that your emulators have the instruments and the network options to provide you with necessary flexibility. Nonetheless, given the above statement of importance of real environment testing, we recommend that you test on as many real devices as possible to avoid even the slightest slip. Fortunately, you can use remote testing resources, which provide a web-based interface to interact with real physical devices. Keynote by Dynatrace solution is one of such terrific tools.

Last but not least, we want to advise you to always think like your customers as this will make any testing easier and more efficient.

iOS App Development Center and Other Ways to Become a Successful App Developer

iOS App Development Center and Other Ways to Become a Successful App DeveloperOn January 21, Apple announced the opening of iOS App Development Center in Italy. This is the first of its kind facility in the region, and its main purpose is to provide novice developers with training and mentorship to gain necessary iOS software development skills. According to the official press release, “the center will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum preparing thousands of future developers to be part of Apple’s thriving developer community. In addition, Apple will work with partners around Italy who deliver developer training to complement this curriculum and create additional opportunities for students”.

App Annie reports that though Google Play leads in the number of apps’ downloads, Apple generates 75% more revenue than its primary competitor and, therefore, iOS app developers make more money selling their apps than Android developers do. In fact, according to Apple, “the unprecedented growth of the App Store has helped developers in Europe earn over €10.2 billion from selling their apps around the world”. The new center is expected to bring even more profits to iOS developers.

App Development Can Be Very Affordable and Easy

Today you have all necessary tools at hand to become a highly-paid app developer even if you have no coding skills as special codeless platforms like Snappii’s have made a real revolution in app development and gained its well-deserved popularity. Snappii offers both ready-made products and tools for development. Snappii’s cloud-based app development platform has a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor and requires no coding. Moreover, Snappii provides its customers with constant support, clear manual and the opportunity to order personal training. The company offers more multiple features than any other codeless app development platform and is about to release its revolutionary platform update that will significantly simplify the app development process and make it more convenient. Check Snappii out and see for yourself.

App Development Costs

App Development CostsMobile apps are not just a temporary trend. They are here to stay, and mobile app development is a multi-billion dollar industry with great prospects for the future. It comes as no surprise that, with an increase in mobile app demand, nowadays “app development cost” is one of the most popular search terms in Google in the U.S and UK. In fact, according to Continue reading “App Development Costs” »

Why Citizen Development is on the Rise

for blogCitizen developers, a term defined by Gartner as users who create new business apps for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT, are on the rise. Gartner’s Citizen Development is Fundamental to the Digital Workplace report predicts that 70% of Continue reading “Why Citizen Development is on the Rise” »

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