HindSite Develops New Features for Its Android Application

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Taking their field service software mobile, HindSite develops more advanced features that simplify the job of field personnel.

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Initially, the app was designed to access to work orders in the field, time in and out, and track parts. Once these features were functioning, we began developing advanced features that would make the technician's job easier.

A pioneer in leveraging the power of field devices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of field personnel, HindSite Software got its start developing mobile field service software for PDAs more than a decade ago. As technology has rapidly changed, so too has HindSite Software’s mobile solution. Today, the company announced a series of new features designed to make its Android application even more powerful.

Since joining HindSite in 2008, Michael Tran has worked his way up to be the lead Android Developer for the field service software company. Over the past year, Tran and HindSite have been actively working to broaden and perfect features for its Android application.

“Initially, the app was designed to give the technicians access to their work orders in the field, time in and out, and track the parts they were using, all on an Android device. Once these features were functioning, we began developing advanced features that would make the technician’s job even easier.”

Some of the most popular new features are:

  • Navigation – A simple push of a button allows the field techs to receive audio turn by turn directions via their device.
  • Signature Capture – Companies are now capable of capturing signatures from customers in the field. Signatures can be completed either with a stylus or the customer’s finger.
  • Assessments – Provides technicians or customers with a series of questions to help field service companies gather more detailed and complete information from a job site.

HindSite and Tran have big plans for future development. New features are being added every few weeks, and future projects, many based on customer feedback and requests, are being being constantly scoped.

As Tran stated, ”Our Android application will never be “done” because HindSite will never stop adding new features or developments to help our customers. It’s exciting to know that this is an ongoing project that will always be evolving, along with the technology it is programmed into.”

About HindSite Software

HindSite Software has helped contractors better manage and grow their business by eliminating paper processes with field service management software since 2001. Designed by an irrigation contractor, HindSite assists service businesses with scheduling and billing (e.g. Quickbooks Scheduling Software), contact management, field data collection, and invoicing in QuickBooks®, Sage Peachtree®, and Simply Accounting®. This paperless field service management software has been proven to increase efficiency and organization, meaning greater profit potential with less administrative time.

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