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How to Reduce Construction Costs Using Mobile Apps

Those of you who have dealt with a construction project of any sort know the grueling task of keeping budgets and line items straight. Many times these costs can get out of hand and backtracking isn't always an easy (or an advisable!) feat. Smartphones and mobile apps enable you to access real-time information and save costs, no matter how big or small your project is. 

Here are some tips on how mobile apps can help you stay within your construction project budgets

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Using Mobile Applications to Increase Hospital Productivity

Reblogged from the Huffington Post, by Ron Avignone

We’ve shown you how one AppSheet user improved a hospital’s efficiency with a DIY mobile app designed for cardiovascular surgery scheduling.

In his Huffington Post article, Using Mobile Applications to Increase Hospital Productivity, Giva founder and CEO Ron Avignone posits that even though mobile apps have already boosted productivity for medical personnel significantly, the best is yet to come. Avignone imagines the kinds of medical apps that could continue advancing the medical profession and what types of challenges they might tackle.

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7 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Mobile App for Education

 

Mobile learning has become a powerful avenue to enable students to approach academia on their time, and through the technology they use most. There are convenient mobile tools both teachers and students alike can utilize to help them tackle the school year and simplify efforts in achieving their goals.

Many of our users are educators and students who have built great apps to accomplish just that. From attendance tracking to assignment management, the apps are helping these educational innovators spend less time with administration tasks and more time with students and/or on their academic obligations.

We want to highlight a few of our favorites apps users have made to simplify their work in education. Below that, we've included several sample apps we built here at AppSheet for some common student and teacher scenarios. Check out the user stories below, and feel free to copy and customize our samples!

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Back to School: 4 Mobile Apps to Jump Start the School Year

 

It’s that time of year again: students and teachers are looking forward to a new school term and (perhaps more likely!) scrambling to make sure everything is in order. Teachers are looking to provide the best possible learning experiences to their students, and likewise students are hoping for academic success.

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4 Apps for School Success: Assignment Manager

 

We recently released four free apps for students, teachers, and administrators to be more productive with their mobile devices in school. We thought it would be a good idea to provide more details on how we built these apps with AppSheet so you can tweak and build your own apps for school, work, or life!

The Assignment Manager app is designed for students in high school or college to manage classes, assignments, and deadlines. The app utilizes progress indicators and color coding to indicate when due dates are approaching. Students can add new assignments, update existing ones, and track completion progress with the Harvey Ball image.

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Follow this link to copy the app for free on AppSheet.com

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4 Apps for School Success: Class Assignments

 

We recently released four free apps for students, teachers, and administrators to be more productive with their mobile devices in school. We thought it would be a good idea to provide more details on how we built these apps with AppSheet so you can tweak and build your own apps for school, work, or life!

We designed this app for a graphic design professor to give to her students. The app contains all course assignments as well as the PDF files associated with them that students can download via the app or the web browser.

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Follow this link to copy the app for free on AppSheet.com

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4 Apps for School Success: Extracurricular Schedule

 

We recently released four free apps for students, teachers, and administrators to be more productive with their mobile devices in school. We thought it would be a good idea to provide more details on how we built these apps with AppSheet so you can tweak and build your own apps for school, work, or life!

Extracurricular Schedule is an app to keep track of all the extracurricular activities a student might participate in. The app organizes activities by day, so it’s easy to see which activity is happening when. It allows the user to add new activities as well as an image to accompany it. When clicking into an activity, there are also notes associated with each that let the user know instructions for an activity that’s happening on a specific day.

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Follow this link to copy the app for free on AppSheet.com

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4 Apps for School Success: Contact Directory

 

We recently released four free apps for students, teachers, and administrators to be more productive with their mobile devices in school. We thought it would be a good idea to provide more details on how we built these apps with AppSheet so you can tweak and build your own apps for school, work, or life!

We created the Contact Directory app so you can keep a neat list of key contacts to easily reach people and map important locations at school. You can simply copy the app and replace its data with your own. Continue reading to learn more about how we built this app.

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Follow this link to copy the app for free on AppSheet.com

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Non-Profits and Educators: 5 Reasons It's Time to Go Mobile

 

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Many non-profits and educational organizations have mastered DIY technology to reach target desktops. Apps like MailChimp enable non-profits to get their messages out to the world quickly and cost-effectively. Likewise Google+ and Google for Education foster meaningful collaboration and make effective classroom tools accessible to everyone. But even today, many organizations that really need mobile technology to reach those same targets on the go are still hesitant to take the plunge-- and rightfully so!

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How Non-profits Can DIY Their Way Past the Budget Barrier

 
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Through the ages, humans have always tinkered and invented. But today more than ever, we are a society empowered to do it ourselves. The last decade's onslaught of technological innovation has transformed this "maker culture" into an unstoppable movement.

​Platforms like Kickstarter have assisted individuals in financing start up projects and transforming their ideas into wildly successful products with the help of strangers. Online marketplaces like Etsy have given crafters global visibility and enabled them to make liveable incomes through their virtual shops.

Individual citizens are learning to leverage technology to achieve their goals. Why shouldn't organizations in the non-profit and education arenas do the same?

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