Apps for mobile devices are increasingly diverse and useful to construction pros.
Apps for mobile devices are increasingly diverse and useful to construction pros.

The number of construction professionals who don't believe mobile technology is essential to business has dropped to about one in five as the industry continues to embrace the benefits of a mobile, paper-less working environment.

Josh Lannen, the quality assurance and control manager for a Boston-based construction management firm, put it this way: "We are desperately trying to completely rid ourselves of the paper."

Among the apps singled out in this report is TrueLook

, which uses fixed cameras with a resolution of up to 12 megapixels to keep an eye on job sites. Cameras are mounted in polycarbonate enclosures and can operate in a wide range of site conditions.

Should you have a need to check site conditions such as altitude, barometric pressure and the boiling point of water on a particular job, you'll want to plug into My Altitude.

If you're in need of a drone to record jobsite conditions or progress on a roofing job, check out Dispatch a Drone — a sort of Uber service for aerial photos.

In other words, there's something for everyone on this list.


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