About the inspection apps
In the past, inspections were carried out by pen, paper, photo camera, compass and GDP distance meters. By using the App, those have become obsolete. Nowadays, the Samsung Galaxy tab is all you need to carry out an inspection.
One Shoe took care of the entire process starting from the interactive and visual design to the development of the Android apps. We developed apps for weeds inspections, asbestos inspections and sheet piling inspections of waterways. The apps have been field tested extensively to be able to guarantee their smooth functioning.
Tauw is a European consultancy and engineering agency with a strong position in environmental consultancy and durable developments of the living environment. Located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, over a 1,000 employees are working towards a nice, clean, safe and durable living environment.
The project's direct cause
Inspections are carried out on the site by Tauw’s able employees. In the past, inspections were carried out by pen, paper, photo camera, compass and GDP distance meters. The data were subsequently noted by hand and inserted into a system at work. Afterwards, pen and paper were replaced by computers and the data were inserted into an Excel sheet.
But this wasn't a perfect solution either since the computer had to be booted, it is sensitive to the weather, one lacks internet connectivity on site, its battery lost power quickly and afterwards all the data still had to be transferred to another system. The rise of smartphones and tablet, merged pen, paper, wireless internet connectivity, photo camera, compass and GPS distance meters into a single device. Developing inspection apps was thus a logical conclusion.