|Feb 18, 2013, 10:12 AM||#1|
Which iPad Best for Work Situation
I work for a water, fire, and mold restoration/reconstruction company. Our corporate headquarters is developing an app that will run on iPads for our technicians to use in the field. I am trying to decide which iPad would be best, the full size or the mini. Would like opinions from some people who own both, or one or the other. Below, I have listed the primary functions it will be used for. Thanks for any feedback.
- taking photos of rooms we are working in to document file
- loading contracts that insurance companies want signed for homeowner to look over and sign
- scanning credit card or photographing checks for payment
- providing directions to next stop to crew as well as tracking of crews
- filling out of scope sheets for job
- barcode scanning equipment used on site to track inventory
- sketching room measurements
- making job file notes and entering humidity and moisture content amounts for job file documentation
|Feb 18, 2013, 12:00 PM||#2|
The iPad mini since it sounds like they'll be carrying them around most of the time. And they're a handy size.
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|Feb 18, 2013, 04:19 PM||#5|
I agree. Get a few of each and have your employees try both out? Though it seems the mini might be more preferable. Both even have the same camera, though I doubt the iPad's capabilities as a document scanner. Never got it to work properly as one.
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