Ugly’s Pocket-Sized Guides Are Now Conveniently Accessible From Your Mobile Device As An App

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Ugly’s Electrical References—the books that have set the standard in the electrical trades for more than 35 years—are now available as an app for iOS and Android devices.

“Transforming Ugly’s essential content from print to digital was a natural next step,” says Chris Benson, Ugly’s Product Manager

Ugly’s Electrical References—the books that have set the standard in the electrical trades for more than 35 years—are now available as an app for iOS and Android devices.

Electrical professionals of all levels and types have long turned to Ugly’s for the information they need to get the job done. With the new app, they have easy access to Ugly’s interactive calculators and converters, as well as searchable topic lists, videos, answers to questions about safety, and an overview of the latest changes to the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) .

“Transforming Ugly’s essential content from print to digital was a natural next step,” says Chris Benson, Ugly’s Product Manager. “During our initial research, 85% of respondents said they would prefer Ugly’s in a digital format. We have tried to design the best reference tool for electricians in the field by integrating all of Ugly’s print content with interactive features that help electricians solve problems quickly and easily.”

The content built into the Ugly’s app is based on input and feedback provided by electricians, a strategy that will continue as the app evolves. Benson adds, “We are counting on the electricians who use our product to help us identify additional interactive features and expanded content based on their needs. We will respond by producing features that make the electrician’s job easier.”

The Ugly’s app will be available for an annual subscription of $9.99. The subscription will allow users to have immediate access to periodic upgrades instead of waiting for the next print edition.

In the meantime, says Benson, “Our whole team is excited to get this new version of Ugly’s into the hands of the people who will use it to complete jobs safely and accurately in the field every day.”

Feedback from Beta Testers about the Ugly’s App:

“I would definitely use it. There are plenty of times I need this info but can’t find the book.”

“Normally I have to open the book, look for a page, and then do it all on a calculator. This does the math for you!”

“I’m on fire for this! The whole thing. I’m very impressed.”

About Ugly’s Electrical References
Ugly’s Electrical References is the most popular pocket-sized electrical book in America and is used world-wide by electricians, engineers, contractors, military, designers, maintenance workers, instructors, and students. Designed to be used as a quick on-the-job reference, Ugly’s contains the most commonly required electrical reference information in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access format.

Acquired by Jones and Bartlett Learning in 2008, Ugly's has brought its winning formula to a complete line of pocket electrical references designed to increase productivity, keep jobs up-to-Code, and maintain workplace safety. For more information visit http://www.uglys.net.

Ugly’s Electrical App
Release date: December 9, 2017
Available for iOS and Android devices
Price: $9.99 annual subscription with updates

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