Mobile Technology and ContractorsAssociation of Construction and Development
November 12, 2012 — 1,578 views
Mobile Technology and Contractors
Technology has continued to improve the lives of many people every day. It is not an unusual sight to see a medical doctor using the flashlight on his or her phone to look into his or her patient’s eye. With the many advances in technology, specifically mobile technology, work and life have become much easier for people to manage. From calendar access, appointment reminders, and email, workers in the construction industry are able to utilize mobile technology into their line of work. The utilization of mobile technology has improved the day to day operations of the construction industry in various ways.
One way that contractors have been able to utilize mobile technology is by taking pictures of job sites. For many contractors, having a picture to refer to when shopping for material makes it much easier to get the right product. Also, contractors have used the pictures to show their work to potential clients. By having a visual representation of their work on hand, these contractors are able to attract more clients.
Accessing the web
Accessing the web is the most common reason for contractors to use their mobile phones on the job. Contractors have to access the web for a variety of reasons. One reason is because they have to research about the items they are going to purchase. They are able to get reviews about different brands and products while they are on the job site. A second reason contractors have to access the web is to purchase products. Contractors can search a store’s website online, order the product, and then pick it up in the same day. These contractors do not have to spend hours of time physically walking through the store to find the item.
Conducting Everyday Business
A final reason that contractors are utilizing mobile technology is by simply conducting everyday business. Everyday business ranges from purchasing items, searching the web, and making phone calls. Since the contractors spend a majority of their day at the job site, it is important that they have access to all the things that they would basically have at their offices. With mobile technology, they have access to all the things at their offices. They can schedule appointments, track purchases, make purchases, and do many other things.
Mobile technology continues to improve everyday life. Contractors, especially, have benefitted from mobile technology use in their work.
Association of Construction and Development
Mobile technology continues to improve everyday life. Contractors, especially, have benefited from mobile technology use in their work. This article shows the best mobile uses to make work as a contractor much easier and convenient.