Mobile is new. Mobile is exciting. Its confusing, and changing rapidly. Mobile technology is charging forward. Enterprises cautiously watch from the sidelines. Gently dipping their toe into the water. The early days of the Internet saw the same trend.
Mobile Applications in the Enterprise
We are finding increasingly more corporate interest in mobile applications. Inquiries about how to improve the tools used, and work flow of field workers. Moving away from paper, cell phones and digital pen and paper to the new mobile technologies. On site check-in and field data collection via a smartphone or tablet, are among the development efforts in which we are currently engaged. Similar interest is coming from moving office based tools to the field via mobile. Mobile GIS, traffic and routing are among key areas. We have partnered with MapQuest to help deliver some of these mobile software solutions.
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GeoMobile for ArcGIS – the Free Mobile ArcGIS Viewer
Imagine you are a public drainage operation worker. You spend much of your day out of the office. Your interests are manholes, cesspits, catchpits, downpipes, gully traps etc. Imagine you could get online GIS access via a mobile device to both visualize these features, but also to edit their attributes. We’ve just launched GeoMobile for ArcGIS a mobile ArcGIS viewer. The mobile app allows uses to add their own layers to the viewer. It also includes a geolocator, interactive overview map, geo-coder, search, routing and annotation/measure tools. The application is free and available in the Apple App store and Android store. See the application demo:
Offline & Online Mobile ArcGIS
We’ve had a number of clients ask about offline mapping. We took up the challenge, and with the help of ESRI have made great progress. Imagine you are using a tablet or smartphone which has no Wi-FI connectivity. Maybe you are working in forest management far from urban areas. Wouldn’t it be nice to store base maps for offline use. How about if you could also load shapefile stored on the mobile device. We’ve made some major steps in this direction as the video below shows:
Check-In and Routing with Mobile MapQuest
In October MapQuest officially launched their Flash mobile api. That meant we could start taking advantage of the wealth of services offered by MapQuest on mobiles. We have partnered with MapQuest to help push this work forward. Here is an initially demo of some of the work we have started with Mobile MapQuest:
We have some very exciting additional plans in the works. Building on these and our other mobile development efforts.