Copiague, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Union Built PC’s grievance software application, Grievance Manager (http://grievancemanager.com), now features a “pocket reference” mobile web application as a companion to the full-featured applications. Union representatives can now use the easy-touch mobile app on their smart phones to quickly search their grievance database to find a record with full detail and contact information.
Union Built PC Manager Pete Marchese comments, “it’s a great convenience for just a nominal cost. All the information is right there, and phone numbers can be touch-dialed. It’s very convenient for busy staff and reps who can’t sit at a computer all day. Union Built PC is all about using new technologies to help unions and union members. “
Development Manager Barry Diederich adds that advancement in web applications technology has made a difference, “we’re excited to offer a mobile web application that has the look and feel of a native app. It looks and works like apps built for the Android, iOS, Windows Mobile or Blackberry platforms, but it works on all of those devices.”
“The native platforms were cost prohibitive in most cases, especially since people in an organization have different kinds of phones, different platforms and versions. But now that we’re nearing maturity of the new HTML5 standard, the mobile web is a great option, and there are new tools that take advantage of that. Now we’re able to make a web app that’s good on any smart phone.”
The HTML5 standard has been in development since 2009 and is scheduled to be fully implemented as the standard for all devices by 2014. Desktop browsers are catching up slowly, but due to their short life-cycles, smart phones support the essential parts the new standard already. As a result, mobile web technology is quickly catching up to the more cumbersome native development platforms.
Grievance Manager mobile uses the new standards and technologies to interact with a database without reloading pages as to avoid the slow page loading seen in typical mobile sites. As a result, Grievance Manager mobile is fast, easy to navigate and user-friendly. These advances are making mobile web development competitive with native, but mobile web is much more cost-effective.
“Now we can offer mobile without having to test on 70+ devices like the big native app developers do,” says Diederich.
“And we can push out a change without going through an app store and making people install it.”
For more information about Union Built PC’s Grievance Manager “Pocket Reference” Mobile App or to inquire about customization for your Union and purchase call (877) 728-6466 or email sales(at)unionbuiltpc(dot)com.
About Union Built PC
Union Built PC’s grievance software applications offers unions web-based software to manage grievance processes from start through arbitration. Each application is custom designed and coded to fit the client’s specific processes and requirements, allowing for both optimal practice and efficiency. Applications feature contract-specific input requirements, worker and other role-specific input screens, calendar-based email notifications of deadlines, online document storage and fine-grained advanced search.
Union Built PC (http://www.unionbuiltpc.com) also sells and services VOIP systems, network servers, desktop PCs, laptops, and Android-based touch tablets. Its clients include the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC), several JATC training centers nationwide, as well as a variety of local unions across the USA and Canada such as IBEW, AFSCME, SEIU, CWA, USW, IAM, ILWU, AFT, CUPE, APOC and more.