I’m having a great day here at OnForce today — why, you ask? Our iPhone app for OnForce Pros just hit the app store!
The app is designed to be a hyper-efficient way for OnForce Pros to access OnForce while on-the-go, and it fully supports all the activities needed to review and accept new work orders as well as to handle open work orders.
In a way, today is both an end and a new beginning for us. It’s the culmination of months and months of extreme effort and a lot of impressive teamwork. And this is the beginning of some big new things for OnForce.
As field services is a mobile activity by its nature, an app for our Pros is a very natural extension of our offering. And I believe, at my core, that there are still huge opportunities to leverage technology to make field services dramatically more efficient. Today is a big deal not only because our mobile app is a vastly improved way for Pros to access OnForce while in the field, but also native apps and the smartphones they run on represent a new platform upon which we’re able to build some fundamentally innovative and valuable new things. Things that will help our service buyers and OnForce Pros connect, engage and work in new and better ways that weren’t possible just a few years ago.
This (and caffeine) is the kind of stuff that inspires and energizes us and gets us excited about coming to work in the morning! We’re really proud and want to sincerely thank everyone inside OnForce and in our community who helped get this app designed, built, tested (and beta tested) and launched.
The app is now available in Apple’s App Store and is compatible with iPhones running iOS 4.2 and above — more details about the app are here.
Android users, don’t fret! We definitely didn’t forget you. In fact, our team has already made great progress on the Android version and we hope to have a beta available very early next year. If you’d like to help test the Android version, just reply to this blog post with your email address or user ID and we’ll get in contact with you.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned – we have a lot of great stuff in the works that I think you’ll love.