FieldLens App Review

July 6th, 2015|Apps, Review, Safety, Technology, Workflow|

What is it... FieldLens is a web based platform for communicating issues to team members on construction projects. FieldLens (FL) offers mobile apps for Android and IOS Smartphones, the app will also work on tablets too. The website allows users to create projects, create custom fields, and view reports. The platform is Integrated with Box,

Big Plans and Update for Construction App PlanGrid in 2015

March 18th, 2015|Apps, Review, Technology|

"PlanGrid has seen some record growth in the past year. A large part of our growth was due to customer feedback, which paved the way for over 30 new features and updates, all of which were shipped for free. On the PlanGrid Website, the most notable update was the addition of PlanGrid RFIs. This is

iPhone 6 Field Use Case: Update

February 25th, 2015|Apps, Review, Technology|

The adoption of the iPhone by the construction industry has been interesting to watch. Over the past few years I have helped several seasoned Superintendents learn how to use their shinny new iPhones. Last month I posted a field use case review about my experience with the iPhone 6. (click here to read) Since then

Most Popular ConAppGuru Blog Posts for Construction Tech in 2015

February 18th, 2015|Apps, Review, Technology|

The numbers are in and it is clear which of my posts concerning construction technology were the most popular in 2015. 1. Top 5 App Review 4 Daily Reports (Raken) - 660 views! 2. Top 5 Apps Review 3 Plan Viewers (PlanGrid) - 517 views! 3. New Safety Apps - 508 views! 4. Top 5

Field WIFI speed test between Clear & Verizon

February 16th, 2015|Review|

One the cornerstones of a solid Mobile Device Program is Connectivity. The other week I posted my 4 criteria for selecting an App for Mobile Devices. In order to fully leverage the new world of apps users must have a fast, reliable and quality connection to the world wide web. In order to use the

Tote App Field Test for Construction (Part 2)

February 11th, 2015|Apps, Review, Technology|

Last December I met with a group of start up companies that were developing Apps at the Atlanta Tech Village to see if they were interested in presenting their App at the January AGC Georgia Construction Technology Forum. At the AGC Georgia Construction Technology Forum Joe Norton presented the IOS App based courier service specializing in larger deliveries

SkySite Platform for Construction Plan Distribution

January 29th, 2015|Apps, Review, Technology|

Over the past couple of years many construction firms have adopted the use of Apps into the Mobile Device Programs. One of the leading App types is the plan distribution for project sites. This new wave of technology being used by field Superintendents and Project Managers is revolutionizing the construction industry. There are several good

The New Business Cards Arrived!

January 14th, 2015|Program Development, Review|

How do you get the word out about your small business? When is the right tome to make your fist set of business cards? Check out the NEW business cards for @thegreybackpack! "I love my blog, and enjoy talking to people about my blog. But I hate when I don’t have anything to give them

iPhone 6 Field Use Case for Construction

January 14th, 2015|Review, Technology|

My company recently switched cell phone carriers, so we received all new gear! In my case, I upgraded to a iPhone 6 from the iPhone 5S. I was intrigued to get the larger screen and supposed better battery life in the iPhone 6. The question to answer now is, was the upgrade worth it? It is

The Dell XPS 13 (2015) Is A Sexy Beast

January 8th, 2015|Review, Technology|

Are you in the market for a new laptop? Check out the new Dell @thegreybackpack is looking at. "When it comes to laptops I’m usually a Mac guy.  Not that I have anything against Windows machines, I just prefer the design and build of a Macbook Pro or Air.  However, I must say this new