How Mobile Apps Can Increase Your Construction Site Productivity

Adopting  Mobile Apps  can help boost construction site productivity.

Providing increased efficiency, freedom and flexibility to complete the tasks at hand, and enhanced project communication and collaboration, mobile tools have real benefits for businesses.

Many contractors are using apps for project management to;

  • Capture onsite real-time data,  location, signatures,  scan bar codes,  even work offline
  • Keep track of project costs, budgets and timesheets
  • Manage vendor, subcontractor and project details
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Site Scout, an app for construction site inspections with GPS and images, that allows users to capture inspection information for specific sites.  Built with Google Sheets and AppSheet, the app automatically captures GPS locations, collections images, and allows customization of the collected data.

Quote Calculator enables contractors to calculate payment owed based on services rendered, and is a useful tool to quickly and easily calculate costs of services. The app allows users to input numerical data in to the app, calculate and display the results, and save the entry for future recall.

Repair Manual is a useful app for any business that needs to provide an instruction manual to employees or customers. This app has step-by-step instructions for repairing dry-wall, with helpful images that demonstrate each step clearly.

Timesheet  for tracking employee hours and wages,  This convenient app easily tracks log times in and out to compute hours and calculate total wages, providing all necessary information for accounting or human resources departments. This app uses information capture via forms, app formulas, virtual columns, references, and image display.

Our trial Apps are great for seeing what they can do. You’re welcome to copy, customize and make them your own but we do recommend letting us help you personalise the Apps to your exact requirements.


Using mobile apps to file times sheets and process payroll can help boost efficiency, since workers can clock in on their mobile devices and report to work immediately on their mobile devices. GPS tracking and biometrics capabilities can also help reduce time fraud. And real-time information can be immediately processed via mobile apps, reducing response time and increasing efficiency.

 Project Management and Collaboration

Mobile apps can connect the various parties involved in any construction project, from architects to engineers to project managers. Mobile apps and devices can help actively manage activities, employees, information, and processes associated with a given project and even control scheduling. Mobile apps allow project managers to download blueprints, sync information in real-time, and communicate with the job site.

One popular app for project management  is the Photo Measures App, which allows users to measure dimensions captured in photos. It has a user-friendly interface, and users can quickly record and save measurement on a frequent basis.

Another app that helps reduce planning time and boost efficiency in construction projects is Plan Grid, which allows project managers to easily share plans, markups, photos, and reports with the entire project team from anywhere. PlanGrid can be used with or without an internet connection during construction to track revisions, document progress, and manage issues in the field while keeping everyone on the current set.

Mobile Apps Reduce Constructions Costs

According to Go Canvas, statistics show that 50 percent of a worker’s time while on the clock is devoted to wasteful activity caused by poor and outdated communication like paper forms and time wasted searching for information or recreating documents they couldn’t find.

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