ViziApps, in partnership with Quickbase, now provides a ViziApps template using the OSHA Construction Site Safety Audits sample app. The ViziApps mobile version can provide a tangible ROI for inspection tasks, saving from $150 to $300 per inspection by providing significant time savings.

The OSHA app can be used by field workers or auditors to perform inspections at a construction site. This fully functioned mobile app supports iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet, and leverages device-specific features that optimize the field data collection and reporting workflow.

The ViziApps OSHA app demonstrates the following features:

  • Login with employee ID or bar-code scanning of a badge
  • Read and write to Quickbase tables
  • Drill down to Status lists, Checklists, and Corrective actions
  • Add text content to Quickbase tables
  • Ability to capture photographs and place into image field
  • Real-time GPS lookup of location
  • Voice to text capture of notes (for all text fields)
  • Device-based signatures for certification of results
  • Initiate phone calls (e.g., to call a supervisor)
  • Show map based on current physical address

Jessica D'Oliveira, Analyst for Forrester, recently wrote about the value of low-code development, especially in a start-up environment. Before joining Forrester, D'Oliveira created more than 50 no-code minimum viable products, which provided a great perspective on how these solutions can be used.

D'Oliveira says the solutions were “Built for — or with — entrepreneurs looking to launch digital businesses. This experience gave me firsthand insight into the ways that low-code platforms can solve startup problems, the hurdles that face founders who want to adopt a low-code platform, and ways that vendors could improve their ability to connect with founders and startups.”

One of the key observations made was that low-code can help solve the scale problem for startups. According to D'Oliveira, in their rush to validate their idea, startups frequently streamline their front ends by gluing together multiple back-end services.

Mobile app for automobile dealerships

Car Detailer buffing out an automobile hoodSuccessful automobile dealerships are very good at selling and buying cars, selling parts, and providing repair services. However, dealerships are challenged to cost-effectively staff and maintain detailing services given the inconsistency of labor demands over the course of any given month. This is where CP&S Detail comes in.

CP&S Detail has been providing automotive dealers with innovative products, services, and solutions for over 26 years. CP&S offers a complete line of chemicals and equipment, a trained labor force, Car Wash Systems, Automotive Detailing Services, and related training.

Smart Phones. Smart Homes.
Why not Smart Livestock Management?

Cows standing in a pastureIn the Feb 18, 2015 Forbes article, “The Future of Agriculture? Smart Farming,” contributing author Federico Guerrini wrote “The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050: Food production must increase by 70% by 2050, and this has to be achieved in spite of the limited availability of arable lands, the increasing need for fresh water (agriculture consumes 70 per cent of the world's fresh water supply), and other less predictable factors, such as the impact of climate change, which, according a recent report by the UN could lead, among other things, to changes to seasonal events in the life cycle of plant and animals.”

Guerrini wrote further, “One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more "intelligent" and more connected through the so-called "precision agriculture" also known as ‘smart farming’.”

This is the problem Outsource Technical Concepts is addressing with AgVis, their precision livestock monitoring solution. And they are doing so with ViziApps for the mobile app.