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Apps for Construction: The FooJee Show Edition

October 24th, 2016|Apps|

Last week I was honored to join Lucas Acosta on the FooJee Show to discuss evolution of Apps for Construction. The FooJee show is dedicate to educating Apple device users about new product updates, uses cases for mobile devices and apps, and how to better use Apple products in the work environment. Mr. Acosta asked

The ConTechTrio Podcast 30 (SmartVid.IO) RECAP

August 24th, 2016|Podcast|

Last week the @ConTechTrio Podcast (powered by JBKnowledge ) conducted an exclusive interview with Technology Industry Leader Josh Kanner the CEO at SmartVid.IO for Episode 30 to discuss the use of Artificial Intelligence in photos and videos in Construction. Host James Benham (@JamesMBenham),  was joined by Rob McKinney (@ConAppGuru) and Josh Bone (BIM2TheBone) to share the latest

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

Trimble launches mobile ProjectSight (reblog)

December 24th, 2014|Technology, Workflow|

Trimble launches mobile ProjectSight Original Article by Paul Wilkinson Trimble targets the low-cost mobile construction project management sector in the US with a simplified version of its Prolog SaaS applications. Trimble’s push into the SaaS construction collaboration space has gathered momentum with the launch of a low-cost mobile project management service, Trimble ProjectSight, for iPad users

The Drone Interviews (Part Two)

November 9th, 2014|Program Development, Technology|

The topics of drones used on construction projects has become an ever increasingly popular one. While the rules from the FAA are in place, the interpretation of those rules is up for debate. I know a small group of "hobbiest" that are pioneering what construction professionals can do with these amazing devices. I recently sat

Mobile Device Photo Apps Part 5

March 29th, 2014|Review, Workflow|

In my current series I have been pointing out the use of mobile devices that document construction projects for weekly updates. This week I will discuss the use of mobile field management app FieldLens. Over the past few weeks I have described several ways to use a tablet (iPad) to take project progress photos. There

Mobile Device Photo Apps Part 3

March 10th, 2014|Review, Workflow|

Mobile Device Photography Part Three: In my current series I have been pointing out the use of mobile devices for documenting construction projects for weekly updates. This week I will discuss the use of the app PhotoPen in conjunction with PlanGrid. My second iPad pilot project involved three Superintendents working on a large apartment project

App Review Update (FotoIn)

February 15th, 2014|Review|

The crew at FotoIn has been hard at work with their recent update. The new 2.4.0 update is full if useful new items. App users can now... - Delete photos from their device (see screen shots below). - Create custom PDF reports (add logo and create custom reports). - Sign in one time with Cloud

Top 5 Apps Review 3 Plan Viewers (PlanGrid)

January 25th, 2014|Review|

Remember in the old days when you actually had BluePrints on your project? Remember in the old days when you had a rack full on torn, dirty and I me filled project drawings? Remember in the old days when you none of your subcontractors had the current set of plans on your project? In the

Five Apps for use in Construction on the iPad

January 3rd, 2014|Apps, Review, Technology|

Construction professionals have to deal with a lot of information and make many decisions everyday. In the current market, project schedules are being accelerated and changes to design during work seem to be new industry standards. In order to keep up with today's fast paced projects, field staff need easy access to construction documents and