this week introduced Metrix Mobile for Android
, a mobile field service application purpose-built for Android smartphones and tablets. Coupled with the Metrix OnDemand
cloud-based application, the mobile app is designed to enable companies to mobilize their field service within days or weeks.
The mobile application allows technicians in the field to manage and accept assigned work; view service history; check parts, labor and expenses; capture signatures and attach photos; create voice notes; use GPS mapping and turn-by-turn directions; and complete work whether online or offline.
As a native app, Metrix Mobile for Android can allow tasks such as checking stock inventories to be completed in milliseconds, without having to wait for the data transfer that a browser-based application would require. The app is also designed to incorporate maximum use of Android device features such as voice-enabled notes, GPS tracking and Google Maps guided directions.
“Metrix chose Android because we want to be the total mobile solution for field service,” Metrix CEO Larry Laux said in a statement. “Android is the market share leader for smartphones, and Metrix clients need to leverage that. Developing an application that’s purpose-built for Android is going to make this goal easier, and going to give the market a great choice for speed and functionality.”
Metrix Mobile for Android is scheduled for availability on November 29, 2011. The company will preview the application in a webinar on October 18