Touch Inspect is a handheld inspection app that runs on Windows Mobile 6, 6.1 and 6.5, with the Mobile PC and tablet edition running on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
This app was designed to capture a wide variety of data types in the field and employs GPS to allow workers to map the location of individual assets as well as search for them by proximity to the user. The company Mobile Epiphany got its start in the video game industry, so it naturally makes use of multimedia features, so users can have detailed visual information on assets. “For example, a utility inspector could take a picture of a metal power pole then use the drawing tool to circle rust spots in the picture and save it to the inspection history. Inspectors who see the pole at some later date could then call up the picture for comparison, to see if the rust spots have grown, and decide whether or not to recommend maintenance. Mobile epiphany refers to this as one part of field decision support.”
Mobile Epiphany’s CEO, Glenn Kletzky said that the application is already built so users can start using it almost immediately.
Data is stored on the handheld device itself, and transmitted to the database when a connection is available. Data is not lost if a connection is lost, rather, it is stored on the device until a transmission is available. Data can also be transmitted in real time and reports can be auto-generated in moments.