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Small Businesses Need This to Stay Afloat!

Small businesses often face the problem of thinking too small. They fall into the trap of using the most available method of solving problems – a learned behavior most likely from when the business was starting, and the going was rough. As a result, many businesses, even in our modern world, end up sticking to the same methods for years, sometimes decades, before they wise up to the fact that there’s always an easier way.

I’ll give you an example – we recently made an app for a small Surf shop based in California. They had been around since the 90’s, and the pen/paper was just too easy to let up. At the same time, it caused them massive headaches. Missing pages, illegible text on other ones and an innumerable amount that seem to simply vanish altogether. Not to mention the filing cabinets that were quickly turning the quaint backroom office into a law-firm of paper.

Snappii specializes with businesses just like this. By intergrating what the business already uses to create an entirely new, and far superior, form, businesses can spend less time on the formalities and more time getting to know your customer base – something that will ultimately pay dividends in the future.

How does Snappii work to provide apps at such quick speeds for such low rates? The proof is in the pudding:

One-on-One with Developers

There’s a reason why we believe in small businesses – because Snappii’s a small business too! While we do have offices all over the world, we believe that smaller, more intimate settings are where real creativity happens. We’re strong believers that the size of our teams is a big proponent of our success, and we’ve helped hundreds of small businesses realize the same dream.

Because we’re on the smaller side, it’s much easier to communicate changes when needed. Support can talk directly to the customer, and then turn around to flip the language into dev talk for the developers. This means that you constantly have access to changes you want to make to your app, allowing you to refine it until it’s the perfect little machine you need for your business.

Lightning Fast Platform

Changes can be made to apps with relative ease. Because of the architecture of Snappii’s apps, developers can utilize a platform (which they themselves built) to put together apps faster than any native developer can ever hope to achieve.

From start to finish, we make sure that the finished product is exactly what you were intending to receive when purchasing an app. We found that some app shops, especially ones that build natively, would often miss the mark when creating apps. However, once everything is paid for, app shops tend to put their older projects on the back-burner to keep their sites set on newer projects.

Snappii is the opposite. Even after the app is delivered and in your device, Snappii is still there to help you with any questions, training, and of course, improvements.

Full Support, All the Time

While we aren’t 24/7, we’re pretty close. Our support team is constantly checking their emails to make sure that there are no customers in dire emergencies. We know that once you automate, you don’t go back. When apps malfunction, as all things sometimes do, we want to assure you that the problem is going to be solved quickly, and efficiently.

If you want to look up some more information about Snappii and what it can bring to your business, check out our website at www.snappii.com

For inquiries, send your requirements to support@snappii.com for a free quote!

The Easiest Sign-In Guestbook App

Day by day, digital solutions seem to replace paper. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, given the vast amount of benefits digital solutions provide. At the rate that digital solutions are being adopted, we’ll be using iPods as napkins.

Personally, I find it difficult to write on paper after getting used to years and years of writing on a keyboard. Pen’s sometimes feel foreign to me, to the point that it’s surprising to go to doctor’s office and be given a clipboard. Imagine being able to greet your patients (and potential patients) with a tablet designed to capture their information, and send it back to whoever needs it – including themselves. The computer automatically files it away, and no middle-man is needed to enter the information into the waiting list. Putting together a list of guest will also take a few seconds – another perk of having a digital directory.

Snappii, an app creation company, has been around since 2012 creating apps for all sorts of problems. The process usually goes like this: a company runs into a problem and approaches Snappii. Our support team then creates a solution for them using an app. They submit this idea to the developers who return an estimation of the amount of time it will take. Based on that, the support and sales team can provide a quote to the user.

Because Snappii has apps on the market that already resemble the apps we can develop on our platform, users can utilize these apps to get a good idea of how we work. Furthermore, users can customize these apps. They serve as a sort-of barebone kit that a user can build off of. “Template” apps are usually updated to reflect other similar apps in the industry, so you can rely on them to show you the most popular way to complete tasks.

Guestbook Sign-in apps are usually pretty similar. Some may differ in that they require a badge to be printed out in the end, or maybe the form that the guest fills out ask for a specific field that only that company asks for. Either way, the majority is the same. Guest walks in, picks the tablet up, enters information, hands the tablet back and sits down.

Perks of using the Snappii platform

One of the best parts about the Snappii platform is that using our system makes it easy to make changes later on down the line. Let’s say, for example, you finally recieve the app that you’ve paid for. Everything’s fine with it, but there’s a few details that need to be switched around. Because the entire app was built on our platform, small changes can be made with ridiculously fast turn-around times.

This allows a user to optimize their form. In a guest sign-in situation, questions can be added and omitted on the fly, and updates can be made in as little as 48 hours.

Automatic Back-up

One of the greatest benefits of working with digital forms is that information is automatically saved when it is entered in. With traditional paper methods, information has to be entered in twice: once when the client recieves the form to fill out, and once when the employee is filling out the information in the computer. As I mentioned before, the form takes out the middle man, and allows the client to directly communicate with the computer that is hold all of the information.

And this process happens seamlessly. There’s no extra steps that need to be taken – as long as the user has internet connection, everything will be backed up. Even if they don’t have an internet connection, the app will queue itself until it regains connectivity, then continue to function as normal.

Customized Output

Depending on what your current systems use, different format’s may be required when it comes time to look up old guest that have visited. The app can be customized to output in a few different formats, such as Excel and PDF. Don’t be afraid to try both and drop the one you end up not needing!

If you already have a printed-out form that you use for your systems, we can also make the information output onto a desired PDF. This allows you to change your background processes while retaining the part that most people end up seeing.

 

Snappii has helped business both small and large make thousands of apps over the years. We know what it takes to make a successful piece of software that will benefit you for years. If you would like our developers to build a custom app for you, please contact our sales team at sales@snappii.com. If you would like to try building the editor yourself, please contact support@snappii.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Fastest Way to Build an App Without Coding

 

Creating apps from scratch is expensive. With the cost of hiring software developers at an all time high, building a custom app for your company may not even seem worth it. If you don’t have a team of onboard tech-geeks to create it, outsourcing the work can be even more costly, and you may ultimately end up with something you were not expecting. In the world of mobile apps, that could be a very expensive mistake.

Snappii, a rapid mobile app development company, solves this problem by developing an online DIY mobile app editor. Using the editor, a user can simply click the features they would like to see in their app, and the program will create, submit and deploy it to either the Google Play store or the iTunes market. If it seems too good to be true, try it out for yourself!

Aside from the trouble associated with developing a mobile app from scratch, there are also some other benefits to using the editor.

Apps are difficult to change

When a developer creates an app from scratch, all the code is that person’s (or teams) original recipe. In the future, if the company ever needs to update the app, they are going to rely on that developer’s code making sense to the future developers. This can easily turn into a mess, with different developers arguing the best way to implement certain features. The more people touch it, the more complicated it gets.

Using an online editor eliminates this problem by making YOU the artist, developer and manager. Because the mobile app is created in an online editor environment, it’s only a matter of loading the app into the program and disabling features you don’t need. The same can be said about adding features – especially new ones that Snappii comes up with in the future.

Time is money

The other reason to use an online mobile app developer is the amount of time needed to fully deploy an app. Hiring a team of developers to code the “dream app” is going to cost well above a 5-digit number. What’s worst, every time there needs to be an update to the app (whether it’s big or small), it’s going to cost weeks of development time and money.  There’s also the stress involved with dealing with a team, and trying to incorporate all of their ideas into one cohesive structure.

Mobile app editors, like Snappii, can deploy an app in as little as minutes without the help of a tech-guru. Say there’s a new feature that you saw in a competitor’s mobile app that you would like to add to your own. Normally, the process would involve hiring a team to figure out how the process works, and then how to implement this feature into the mobile app. But with Snappii, it’s just a matter of a few clicks. Even after molding the app in the editor, it’s a short jump to the deployment screen where Snappii walks you through the app store process, eventually deploying your app in the public domain.

The next evolution in development is building by configuring

While there are many resources to learn how to code on various websites across the internet, learning a new skill takes time, and even a master needs the help of a team to put together a viable product. That’s why Snappii’s intuitive editor is based on building blocks rather than the blueprints. By utilizing drag-and-drop techniques, the user simply has to see what they want, click it, and they’re on their way to completing a mobile app. Later, the user can configure the settings of each individual feature to their own specifications.

Creating an app through an online mobile platform adds a list of advantages to the traditional method of building apps. Hiring a team of developers is a costly endeavor, and can sometimes result in a product you didn’t want, or that does not meet your requirements. It also leaves room for error due to misinterpretation or lack of resources that force developers to cut corners. The costs associated with creating an app can be crippling for some businesses, and if they don’t end up with what they want it could be an expensive waste.

With Snappii’s online editor, you’re the boss. No one knows what they want their app to look like better then you. By putting the power of the design, functionality and deployment in your hands, you can create your own mobile app toolbox that fits directly with what your business needs. Try Snappii out today for a free trial, and see why creating your mobile app is so easy, it’s fun.

Got forms? Turn them into Mobile Apps

 

I used to work at a law-firm where paper was king. I was a copy room “technician”, a fresh out of high-school grunt hired to make copies for entitled lawyers. Every Wednesday, I would have to haul 110 boxes of paper (each containing 5,000 sheets each) up to the 60th floor of a building in the dead center of humid Downtown Miami. It wasn’t the best job. I did, however, gain a newfound respect for businesses that operate with paper, sometimes having to make copies of binders that were literally thousands of pages long. At one point, I had grown calluses on the tip of my fingers where I was likely to get a paper cut from having sliced myself one too many times.

What does that have to do with turning forms into mobile apps? The truth is, most of the documents that I was making copies of day-in and day-out were just that – forms. Pieces of paper intended to retain information just long enough to be viewed by the person that needed to see it, then it was filed away in an endless library somewhere between the 58th and 59th floor.

The good news is that those pieces of paper can easily be converted into a mobile form. Mobile forms can be accessed from any smart device too, so if the user is more comfortable viewing their information on a tablet, it’s a seemless transition. Mobile forms make all the difference when it comes to efficiency, and with Snappii’s online app builder, you can recreate any paper form into a mobile app. As of two days ago, you can even upload a PDF and edit it right on our industry-leading Form Editor. Try out Snappii’s app building platform today and see how easy it is to transform paper into digital.

Why am I so crazy about paper? There’s a lot of reasons.

Saving Paper

Mobile forms save paper by cutting the need to write things down. Say you work construction, for example, and you’re doing an inspection on the scaffolding that is going to be used for a project. Carrying around a clipboard to check off your work can be bulky. A smartphone would not only give you a cleaner interface, but it can be maneuvered with one hand. Mobile forms also give you the flexibility to use the phones features. Like putting a “capture photo” field, which inputs a picture to your mobile form.

Even in the office, mobile forms can help alleviate some headaches. If you’re constantly looking around to piles of paper littering your workspace, there’s more than likely a way to consolidate that information into a mobile form. Don’t just keep buying filing cabinets that are going to hold documents for ages before they’re actually useful. Replace the mess with a smart device – any tablet or phone will do – and free up some space in your head.

Another reason to cut out the paper may be so obvious you never thought of it. Paper is perishable. If your work is contingent on receiving papers at the end of the day in one piece, a mobile form can literally save your job. Think of it as eliminating the barriers of communication between you and your employees. They fill out the form on their own smart device, and it gets sent right to your email as soon as they have an internet connection. It works the same way if your employees need to communicate with each other with regards to a job.

 

Have Everything In Your Smart Device

Field workers tend to have their hands in many baskets. If you inspect one thing, there’s a good chance that you inspect other things as well. What if you could have all of your inspection forms in your pocket, without ever having to worry if you had the right one? Digitizing your forms, which can take as little as a few minutes, can help improve efficiency tenfold. At the same time, everything gets archived so that if the inspector ever has to look up a past inspection, or send a copy to their boss, it’s as easy as typing in the title and date on their smart device.

I say smart device for a reason. With Snappii, at least, the platform is not limited to one or the other market. We’ve constructed it in such a way that if the form is made on the mobile app editor, it will be available on both Android and Apple without any extra steps. This goes for both tablets and smartphones. All you need is some sort of internet connection and your login information.

 

With Snappii’s online editor, we put you in charge. Recreating your forms into a mobile form has never been easier with our industry leading form-editor. As of two days ago, you can now instantly convert your PDF’s into a mobile app as well. We enable you to design and deploy your mobile app with absolutely no coding knowledge, and at a fraction of the cost it would take if you bought a mobile app outright. Try Snappii’s free trial today.

If building a mobile form seems like it would be difficult, we can also make you a custom app with our platform for a lot less than you think. Click here to find out more.

Convert your PDF to a Mobile App

 

Snappii’s revolutionary new solution breaks all the barriers that organizations, big and small, may have when deciding to replace their paper forms with mobile ones. The introduction of PDF to App allows the user to scan a document, modify it and deploy it to their smart device in a matter of minutes.

Snappii’s Instant PDF works almost exactly like the Form Editor. You can drag and drop different fields according to your requirements, move them around on the fly, and add additional pages to further organize the data. Unlike the form editor, though, PDF editor allows you to manipulate the placement of the field on top of the image of the PDF.

How can I convert my PDF into an app?

A PDF app can be put together in just a few simple steps:

  • Load your PDF into the Snappii Forms Editor
  • Move the fields you want directly onto the PDF
  • Instantly publish your mobile app (your PDF) and invite more users with the click of a button
  • Login to your device and run the mobile app

Loading a PDF onto the form editor is easy. At the top of the form editor you’ll see a button that says “Load PDF”.

Note that the editor cannot create a PDF, it can only load one.

 

Once the PDF is uploaded into the editor, the editor will automatically recognize the format and adjust the editor to PDF mode. This is represented on the left, where  some of the options for fields will change.

 

For now, there are only a few fields which a user can customize inside of the PDF form editor. Developers are working to release additional features that give the user even more control of how the end-user interacts with the PDF. That said,  most basic functions can be completed with just these fields.

To add a field to your PDF, simply drag and drop the field you would like to use.

 

The editor will have a default size for the fields. Because PDF’s all vary in size, it’s likely that you will have to adjust the height and width of the field. Drag the cursor to the corner of the field and look for the expansion icon to appear.

 

Deployment

Once the process is complete, Snappii will walk you through the actual deployment of your app. If you’re keeping your mobile app private, then there is no need to get a developers license for the app stores. Private apps can be utilized via the Snappii Preview app. The platform will walk you through how to download the preview app as well as pull up the mobile app you were working on.

 

After completing the PDF on the users smartphone it can be emailed or sent to a wireless printer. If you’re making an app solely for PDF’s, the mobile app will also have a archive feature that allows you to look up PDF’s from the past. Using keywords, a user can identify PDF’s by their title to make things easier to find, ensuring that the user will never lose another document.

 

Getting rid of paper and using mobile apps can improve efficiency and save money. With PDF to App, there’s no reason your employees should still be filling forms on a piece of paper. Try out Snappii’s revolutionary new tool today with a free 14-day-trial.

 

 

The Fastest Way to More App Store Views

 

If you’ve made an app, you’ve probably had an encounter with the app store. Regardless of which app store you’re working in, getting your name out there is hard. Especially when you have both stores featuring your competitor’s apps over yours.

One way to grab some attention is by making a preview video of your mobile app. Many people already know about the benefits of taking pictures to display an overlook of your mobile app, but you may be shocked to find the amount of mobile apps on the market that don’t have a video to showcase. It goes without saying that video is a powerful tool to steer your audience in the right direction – you can control what they see and show the flow of your app. Both stores allow you to display video, but the details are slightly different.

If you haven’t made a mobile app before, there’s never been a better time. Online mobile app editors like Snappii allow you to put together an app in days, not months, at a fraction of the cost of hiring programmers. Snappii works by snapping pieces of the app you would like to see in the finished product, allowing the user to create beautiful, and functional, mobile apps that will serve them for years. Because the online app editor is so accessible, it’s easy to update the mobile app whenever you want, ensuring that your creation is constantly in line with your business. Try it out today!

Both app markets have different guidelines for what you can and can’t do with your app preview video. Today we’re going over some of the more “headache” inducing ones.

 

Apple Store

Format – Format can be a bit tricky with iOS because depending on what device your potential downloader is using will determine what format the video needs to be in. iOS and the tvOS app stores sometimes share the same apps as well, so you also have to include a 1080p video for those users. These are the formats you need to upload for your app preview video:

  • 640×1136 mp4 (for iPhone 5 series)
  • 750×1334 mp4 (for iPhone 6/7 series)
  • 1080×1920 mp4 (for iPhone 6/7 Plus series)
  • 900×1200 or 1200×1600 mp4 (for iPad & iPad Pro series)
  • 1920×1080 mp4 (for Apple TV)

Store Guidelines – When it comes to uploading apps, Apple is usually the more difficult one to deal with. They have a certain “image” to preserve, and it restricts what you can do with the video significantly.

  • Device Specific
  • 15 to 30 seconds long
  • Mostly based on in-app footage
  • Not too salesy

For a lot of people, that last one is the difficult one. Basically the idea is to show the functions of your mobile app, not flat-out tell the user.

Thumbnail – The thumbnail is the picture that displays on the video before you press play. Apple refers to this as a “Poster Frame”.  There are some guidelines here, and keep in mind that the poster frame will only show up on the device itself, not Apples website.

  • Replaces the 1st screenshot in the app store
  • Needs to be a frame of your video (you can pick which one!)
  • Take into account that there will be a play button over the picture. Try to pick a frame that doesn’t have a lot going on, but still shows off the mobile app.

Call to Action – Call to action is exactly what it sounds like. As usual, the goal is to have a clear, time-driven call to action like “Download today!”. But there’s two small details I want to point out that stops a lot of people in their tracks:

  • You can NOT put your website address anywhere
  • You can NOT have a download badge of any type.

Again, Apple does this to preserve a certain look and feel that their app store provides. The only way to avoid it is to make mobile apps for the other guys, which will get uploaded to the Google Play store. Speaking of which…

Google Play

Format – Format for Google Play is a lot easier – basically anything that goes on YouTube can be used as the preview video. Unlike Apple, you only have a choice between two resolutions:

  • 1080p (1920×1080)
  • 720p (1280×720)

Keep in mind that having a video that can display itself horizontally will help with user immersion, and subsequently, retention.

Store Guidelines – Unlike iTunes, there’s no approval needed. This means you can showcase your app exactly how you wish to, and you aren’t limited by some of the tight restrictions Apple places along its guidelines. Also, keep in mind:

  • Make sure the video is easy to watch on mobile (avoid black bars on the side, try to go for horizontal orientation, ect…)
  • Use the fact that there’s no approval needed to your advantage. Test what works and what doesn’t!

Thumbnail – Just like the iTunes store, the thumbnail is the preview of the video the user sees without clicking anything on their page. The thumbnail has to be 1024 by 500 pixels to fit the dimensions of the frame. Also take into consideration that the “play” button will be right in the middle of the thumbnail, so try not to cover up important information in your video with that.

Call to Action – Again, because Google is less lenient in terms of what you can put on your page, they actually let you put your website – and we recommend it. Websites not only add credibility to your app, but they also lend into more conversions for your online business (if there is one). They also let you put a download badge. Since Apple doesn’t let you do either of these, take advantage of it on Google!

 

An App preview video can do wonders for promoting your app in a market saturated with many apps for the same industry. Image is everything. Even if you don’t have the best app on the market, people will still be attracted to it if you create the right image and show that you actually care about your product.

With Snappii, it’s easier than ever to upgrade your mobile app as your clients and users begin to use it. Because of the online editor, you can snap together features of the app you would like to see and create a prototype within seconds. All of it is possible for a fraction of the price it would take to hire programmers to create one from scratch. If you don’t believe us, try it out for yourself today, and see why Snappii is a leader in the mobile app creation industry.

Inspect Anything with Snappii

 

More and more businesses are turning to mobile solutions that can eliminate paperwork, save time and improve their workflow. Mobile apps have become a staple in industries that were previously restricted to the confines of a desktop, or in some cases a really, really tough laptop. Mobile reporting apps have been gaining popularity as a business tool due to their ease of use and their accessibility.

Snappii, a leader in rapid mobile app development, has produced a platform that is capable of creating a mobile app with zero coding experience. Use the features that you would like to see in your app as building blocks to create a toolkit that will make your business skyrocket in terms of productivity. Try the online editor out and see for yourself!

Telstra, a research firm, shows that 75% of small businesses are still reliant on traditional paper-based tools, spending an estimated $608 million a year on paper. The implications of this are huge. Not only does the actual paper incur cost to the business, but the process of printing on that paper isn’t cheap either. Errors, documents getting lost and inaccuracies due to handwriting constantly accompany paperwork as well, and yet they are still widely used in the workplace.

Mobile apps are the perfect solution, allowing users to combine whichever paper forms they need and consolidate them into a single mobile app that can perform the same functions at twice the speed. Business reporting apps are unique for every business, which is why Snappii has produced the Inspect Anything template which you can go back and modify to fit your needs. Here are some ways you can use this:

 

Home Inspection

Moving into a new home can be frustrating when the previous tenants leave remains of their occupancy. Home inspection apps can help to alleviate some of this pressure by creating a catalog of different facets about the home, and organizing them in an easy to understand manner. The biggest advantage is that the user can take photos, make notes about problem areas and record damage that the landlord may have not revealed prior to moving in. Photos coupled with the users own notes also ensure that the inspection can be done quickly and efficiently.

When the report is done, you can email a copy to yourself, and possibly the landlord. This will allow both parties to be in agreement with the condition of the house, ensuring that neither side gets a surprise at the end of the lease agreement. For a home inspection business, the report gets automatically archived in their personal cloud.

 

Fire Inspection

It’s easier to prevent an incident then it is to fix the consequences. Fire Inspection apps can help fire safety departments expedite the way they collect data and ensure that buildings reach fire safety standards. Like the other mobile forms, the filled-out form will be archived for later viewing.

Although we always recommend having the property inspected professionally, the mobile app can act as a precursor to a real inspection. With templates built around every form in the industry, it’s easy to find the one you need.

 

Any field inspection job

Inspectors from various industries have to deal with paperwork every-day. On top of the driving, it can quickly become a tiring task lugging around the every form and making sure that none of them get lost or damaged during the commute.

A mobile app can help the inspector by transforming that paperwork into a mobile form. Data collection will be a matter of pressing a few buttons on their smart-device and sending the completed form to their email. There’s even an option to upload the users own PDF, enabling them to include any extra documents that could be pertinent to the task at hand.

 

The biggest problem with having a mobile app for your business is the cost associated with creating, and later maintaining, such a sophisticated piece of software. In the past, these tools were reserved solely for the big companies who had access to teams of software engineers. More recently, the market has seen “app-shops” that will build a custom mobile app for you. This process, however, usually takes months, and can easily rack up a dent in the company’s savings. More often than not, when using that many resources for a mobile app, it’s difficult to see a desirable ROI.

Snappii puts the power in the user’s hands by enabling them to create their own mobile app using their powerful, zero-coding platform. The long task of putting together a mobile app can be reduced to minutes, and the cost brought down to a fraction of the original price. As a user, you also have access to our app templates, which are pre-made apps that you can customize to fit your needs. Or you can start it from scratch! Try it out today RISK FREE.

How Mobile Forms can save a life

 

 

Keeping a safe work environment can save a life.

The U.S department of labor began OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, in 1971. In terms of workplace safety, this was a big deal. Accurate numbers were not kept at the time, but there were around 14,000 deaths every year in workplace situation. Since OSHA’s inception, workplace fatalities have dropped a staggering 62 percent, while occupational illness and injury has declined around 40 percent. Not bad considering OSHA was one of the first of its kind!

Mobile forms can help with efficiency when it comes to safety.  Because OSHA spreads itself across so many different industries, Snappii was able to utilize their standard practices to create the templates you can find in our editor. Inspecting heavy equipment, scaffolding, chemical hazards, and even lockout/tagout procedures can all become more efficient with the use of mobile forms. Mobile forms also provide supervisors the opportunity to keep track of diligent workers, and identify ones that aren’t.

No clearance until you finish Lockout/Tagout Procedures

If you have to service or perform maintenance on a piece of equipment that could potentially be dangerous, the machine has to be isolated and made inoperative. Most companies use a lockout procedure to ensure employees don’t skip this step. A tag, or lock, is fixed to the device to show that it should not be started again until the tag is removed.

Where do mobile forms come in? Mobile forms force workers to remove the tag from the machine before the work order can be accessed by prohibiting the worker from continuing until the required fields are recorded. Because you can check where the form is coming from, mobile forms also ensure that a specific employee serviced a specific machine. Managers will be happy to hear that mobile forms will get submitted right to their inbox – no need to clutter your desk with paper.

Safety against falling

Geronimo no-mo. OSHA’s reports state that injury and fatality by falling is the leading injury amongst construction workers. To avoid this, scaffolding, ladders, stairways – basically anything that gets you off the ground – is subject to rigorous inspection before use. Scaffolding, for example, has to be verified to support not only its own weight, but 4 times its maximum load.

Mobile forms can facilitate this process by making the inspection a breeze. The worker checking the scaffolding can fill out all necessary fields’ right in their smartphone. Want more details? It’s easy to add video and picture as a requirement to your mobile forms, ensuring that the best practices are being used to secure your employees while they work.

Training whenever necessary

Employee training is a surefire way to help your workers stay clear of workplace hazards. Another huge perk to having mobile forms is the ability to place videos and photos that can be used as tutorials. For example, if a new employee is doing the inspection for the first time and they cannot find a specific piece, they can use their mobile form to teach themselves. This makes training a new employee for safety inspections a breeze.

You can also use this same technology to teach your employees about new tools of the trade. Convert your mobile form to a mobile app with Snappii and you can add catalogs of videos available to your employees. They can see which employee is working where, what equipment is being used, the weather – any information can be made accessible.

 

A life is invaluable. Workplace safety incidents are on the decline, and utilizing the modern technology of mobile apps can make that number go down even further, and with less time spent actually doing inspections, than ever before. At Snappii, we want to enable every business to take advantage of mobile forms, which is why we offer a 14-day trial when you sign-up.

Put your creativity to use and create your own mobile app for your business today

 

Top 4 Online Mobile Form Builders

 

The secret’s out. Mobile forms are beginning to pick up speed. What once was reserved for the top companies, like General Electric, is now accessible to anyone. DIY app online builders have made way for a more affordable, easier to manage system that can work for nearly any industry. Forms are so dispensable, that people are even using them for one-time events.

Because the industry is home to so many different online form editors, we thought we’d go over each of them.

The Top Mobile Form Builders

 

www.gocanvas.com

GoCanvas is a software service that enables businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with powerful apps on their smartphones and tablets. Canvas enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and integrate them with existing backend systems.

pronto logo https://www.prontoforms.com/

ProntoForms is a mobile workflow solution to collect and analyze field data with phones and tablets. Users can easily capture data and submit complete and accurate forms from anywhere in real time, even offline.

Pronto’s Form editor is probably one of the nicer looking ones on the market. They also have the benefit of having connectors for a lot of the small business software out there.

formstackhttps://www.formstack.com/

Easily create secure online forms, landing pages, surveys & more with advanced optimization features to increase conversion rates. Formstacks beauty is in their simplicity. The form editor is great for first time users who are intimidated by the idea of creating their first form. They also provide great analytic tools akin to those of Google.

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Snappii makes custom mobile apps utilizing as many forms as needed. Mobile forms can be of any complexity, collecting data such as audio, video, GPS and more. Because Snappii’s form editor is so robust, it can be used for nearly any industry.

Just like Pronto, Snappii has a ‘template’ catalog of ready-to-use apps for nearly every industry. From Fire Extinguisher inspection to Night Club Sign-in, Snappii’s catalog has been the result of years of working with businesses all across the globe.

Because Snappii is a mobile app developer, their forms can go beyond the capability of traditional mobile form editors. As your business grows, so will your needs. Snappii compensates for this by enabling users to add ‘features’ to their forms. These can include company-wide reminders, JS/HTML Plug-ins, PDF editors and more. Try out our app editor today and see for yourself.

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