First-of-its kind m-Government app for iOS now reaches across mobile platforms
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 31, 2012 – Accela, Inc., the leader in solutions for government-citizen interaction, today announced that its Accela Mobile Inspector™ app for government inspectors and investigators is now available on the Windows® Phone 7 platform and can be downloaded for free on the Windows Phone Marketplace. The new version broadens the app’s reach beyond the iOS platform and underscores Accela’s multi-platform commitment to m-government.
“Productivity and user empowerment are platform-agnostic” said Bowen Wang, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Accela. “Our primary goal is to ensure that our government customers can derive the full benefits of our Accela Automation-based mobile apps in whichever smartphone and tablet environment they prefer.”
M-GOVERNMENT ACROSS MAJOR MOBILE PLATFORMS
Accela Mobile Inspector is the latest in Accela’s growing roster of line-of-business mobile apps targeted at governments using the company’s flagship Accela Automation® enterprise software. The app provides permitting, licensing, and code-enforcement professionals with functionality to perform complete onsite inspections or investigations, using their smartphone or tablet. Integrated with Accela Automation, Accela Mobile Inspector connects mobile workers to their back-office accounts, enabling them to perform all of their most critical inspection tasks from their desk, vehicle, or onsite, using their preferred device. The app prevents remote data loss in areas with limited or no cellular service by saving all work locally to the device and seamlessly submitting the information when a connection is available.
Accela Mobile Inspector provides numerous capabilities for easy and efficient onsite inspection or investigation management, prior to synchronization with an agency’s Accela Automation system. Users can execute complete inspections—from initial log-in to submittal—and view and update details such as comments, attachments, and relevant historic inspections. Additional key features include: comment management; image annotation; ability to view inspections on GIS basemaps from Esri; batch or individual update capability; single-click calling; and a preview mode enabling users to “test drive” the app before using it in a live setting.
Accela Mobile Inspector for Windows Phone 7 requires a registered user account on Accela Automation 7.0.5 Service Pack 3 or higher, and purchase of a mobile license from Accela. The license provides access to all Accela mobile apps, as well as Accela Mobile Office™ software. Accela Mobile Inspector also is available for the iOS platform, and an Android version is in development. Additional information can be found at www.accela.com/mobileinspector.
M-GOVERNMENT AND ACCELA
Accela takes a comprehensive approach to m-government, enabling local, state, and federal agencies to access cutting-edge mobile technologies that both empower their workers and enhance citizen engagement. Accela provides an accessible and cost-effective ecosystem that includes apps, devices, and Accela data, all connected through the Accela Cloud™ and strengthened through the participation of third-party developers using the Accela Mobile SDK (software development kit). To build and support a large roster of mobile and social solutions for governments, the Accela Mobile SDK features a collection of APIs (application programming interfaces) and tools for third-party developers, enabling them to build productivity and citizen-engagement apps for iOS, Windows Phone 7, and Android mobile devices that interact with an agency’s Accela Automation system.