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Non Sequitur

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Has anyone tried it? How is it? To little to late or a decent app? I doubt I'll go back to Bradford, but business is business and if the app is a game changer I'll try it.
 

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Has anyone tried it? How is it? To little to late or a decent app? I doubt I'll go back to Bradford, but business is business and if the app is a game changer I'll try it.
So that I don't sound like an advertisement, I'll just provide some links for you to try it for yourself and make up your own mind.

Download and try it for free:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inspect-a-lot/id1167974924?mt=8

A demonstration walkthrough (no pitch, just demo)

You can try the data sync and form filling into ClickFORMS during your free 15 day trial of ClickFORMS as well. Just download the trial and have a sales representative give you full access to all the features of one of our packages.
http://www.bradfordsoftware.com/clickforms/
Call sales to activate all the features, 800-622-8727

Roy Beckham
Marketing Manager | Bradford Technologies
 

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Any plans for an android version?

Without taking the thread off topic can you also comment if Clickforms has any immediate plans for a cloud solution. I'm still trying to find a way to get rid of Windows.
 

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I have used Clickforms 22 years and haven't been this interested in something new since the digital camera. I may finally chunk my graph paper and steel tape. Looks very interesting to me.
 

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I have used Clickforms 22 years and haven't been this interested in something new since the digital camera. I may finally chunk my graph paper and steel tape. Looks very interesting to me.
Kent

Let us know if there's anything we can do to help make the transition easier.

Just like the digital camera had you saying good bye to 1-hour photo labs and scotch tape, digital inspection tools will help you leave that clipboard behind. :)

Roy Beckham
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Any plans for an android version?

Without taking the thread off topic can you also comment if Clickforms has any immediate plans for a cloud solution. I'm still trying to find a way to get rid of Windows.
Fargo, we may develop an Android version if there's enough demand for it. What we found is that most of the development on that platform is in smaller phone and "phablet" sizes which we believe is more difficult to conduct the inspection with the tool we've developed. It could be done, but it required more tapping, swiping, pushing, etc to navigate the smaller screen. The portability of the device negatively impacted the experience and speed of the field work. As for browser-based software solutions, I think it's fair to say that all the major software companies see the need and future of such a product. Implementation and release of the products will vary.

Roy Beckham
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Fargo, we may develop an Android version if there's enough demand for it. What we found is that most of the development on that platform is in smaller phone and "phablet" sizes which we believe is more difficult to conduct the inspection with the tool we've developed. It could be done, but it required more tapping, swiping, pushing, etc to navigate the smaller screen. The portability of the device negatively impacted the experience and speed of the field work. As for browser-based software solutions, I think it's fair to say that all the major software companies see the need and future of such a product. Implementation and release of the products will vary.

Roy Beckham
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Android version...Please! It's the only thing keeping me from upgrading to a package that allows for using Inspect-a-lot. Some of us are not Apple users.
 

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Android version...Please! It's the only thing keeping me from upgrading to a package that allows for using Inspect-a-lot. Some of us are not Apple users.
Noted. We're keeping an eye on things and may develop an Android version in the future. During development it became clear that iOS was the way to go and offered the most bang for the buck and consistent experience.

Obviously the vast majority of ClickFORMS users are on a Windows platform for their desktop needs, however the tablet does not rely on the desktop computer for anything. So just like your digital camera has an operating system, your tablet can have a dissimilar operating system as long as it is able to effectively interface with your desktop application. I do get that if you have an Android phone that it would be ideal to have the tablet become part of that ecosystem. In the meantime though, if you were to use the iPad as a single purpose device for your inspections, you'd save time on site and back at the office. There are some appraisers that are using Inspect-a-Lot just for the data verification and photos. In fact, one appraiser currently uses it just to take his photos since it is so much easier to keep them labeled and transferred to the report than a digital camera. To his point, Inspect-a-Lot's photo capabilities are to the digital camera as the digital camera was to the one-hour film photo store.
 
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