Mobile GIS & LBS
Matt holds an MSc in Geography and GIS. He has been working with clients solving problems with GIS for over 17 years. Matt founded WebMapSolutions whose mission is to put innovative, intuitive GIS driven applications into the hands of new and existing users.
Mobile Offline Data Collection on an iPad mini
December 3rd, 2013 by Matt Sheehan
iPad minis are cool. Their size means they are easy to carry; ideal for field work. But they are poor cousins to their larger relative. The biggest complaint is their lack of resources. Put simple they are badly under-powered. RAM is the biggest problem, try running too many apps or start using the camera and slowness and app crashing is inevitable. We wanted to demonstrate mobile offline data collection on an iPad mini. Our integrated ArcGIS Online mobile disconnected app has been recently optimized with this aim in mind. The short video shows the app in action:
Mobile Offline Data Collection
The performance surprised even us. The mobile app is fast moving from online to offline mode, and has a far smaller memory footprint.
It is always pleasing to see dramatic improvements in mobile apps like we have seen here. Next an iPhone targeted launch? Watch this space.
Contact us for more information on our Mobile Offline Data Collection App.