Help the Building Inspection Biz with Mobile Building Inspection Software.
I want to create a mobile inspection software to help building inspectors complete their reports more precisely and efficiently.
Currently, commercial building inspectors have to manually type out their reports in Word. This involves taking notes as they tour the site and snapping pictures of key features. In the evening, after inspecting several properties, they are spending hours inputting this data into a passable report format.
I'd like to create a software application (useable on laptop, phone, and tablet) that allows inspectors to utilize a predetermined report template that follows industry standards with dropdown menus of some common phrases/sentences.
Features would include:
1. Ability to load pictures from the site.
2. Editable dropdowns and multiple levels of customization
3. Quick upload. I don't want the inspector waiting for slow pages to load.
4. A polished report that is generated and presented to the customer.
I am not a developer and have never done this before so I'll need your advice on how to build this. The specifications on what to include in the report would be available. A time estimate would be awesome too.
I've been overwhelmed with a great number of responses to my post. I'm working on a user interface to share and will be posting it soon. My apologies if I haven't gotten back to any of your proposals - I will do asap.