A collection of iPhone apps for the construction industry

You would probably think that there wasn’t going to be that many construction related iPhone apps in the app store, right? Well actually you would be surprised at how many apps are in fact related to various audiences within the construction industry.

They range from calculators and design tools through to guidance books – all available to use on your iPhone. Something I noticed is the lack of reviews for each app which may indicate that mobile apps have not yet been discovered due to poor promotion, over pricing (some are) or just simply not needed on an iPhone. What are your opinions on apps for the iPhone when it comes to our industry? Are there any which you use on a regular basis? Are iPhones, or any smartphones, useful for work related processes?

Here are some apps which I stumbled across within the app store, I am sure there are more so if you know of any please do suggest them within the comments section.

NOTE: Click on the first thumbnail to open up slide show and click ‘next’ to scroll through each app and view its description.

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10 Responses to “A collection of iPhone apps for the construction industry”

  1. Su Butcher

    Don’t forget Woobius Eye.. not quite available on iphone yet but works on any browser already.
    Basic principle is that it adds annotated visuals to a phone conversation. Simple but hugely useful idea for construction.
    Use it here – and register your interest to be notified when the iphone app is available
    http://woobiuseye.com/
    Woobius Eye also won Best Mobile AEC Application in the Be2awards on Wednesday
    http://www.be2awards.com/the-awards/best-mobile-aec-application/
    http://be2camp.xarg.co.uk/be2awards/blog/one-entry?entry_id=14058

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  2. Pritesh Patel

    Thanks for the addition Su. Will await the iPhone version and then upload a screenshot onto this post.

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  3. Leanne Blick

    We have an App – called ‘independents locator’ which is available on all three platforms.

    The App locates the nearest Independent Builders Merchants to the user and provides clear directions, contact details and a map.

    There’s more info here: http://www.iloveindependents.co.uk/app.asp

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  4. Jacquie Shanahan

    Pritesh
    Interested to read your review of construction apps. I notice quite a few are being shown on youtube now – as unless you have an itunes account at work it’s not that easy to demo them!
    If you revisit/update your article at some point you might like to know TRADA Technology Ltd has just published a new Wood species guide (app for Iphone/Ipad), on behalf of the Timber Research and Development Association. You can download it free of charge at:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wood-species-guide/id464128166?mt=8
    There’s an in-app purchase option to extend the range of species.
    Jacquie

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  5. Pritesh Patel

    Hi Alex

    Was the app around in Jan 2011 when the post was written? I did a search for ‘construction’ and ‘architecture’ in iTunes and those were the apps that were displayed.

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