Accela Releases Updated Inspector App for Offline Use

New version of Accela mobile app provides government inspectors and investigators with even more options for working efficiently in the field

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012Accela, Inc., the leading provider of mobile-, web- and cloud-based software exclusively for government, announced that an updated version of the Accela Inspector™ app for government inspectors and investigators has been released for iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets. The Inspector app allows permitting, licensing, and code enforcement professionals to perform complete onsite inspections and investigations by seamlessly connecting them to their back-office data and geographic information system (GIS) maps. Accela Inspector is part of the expanding Accela “Platform4Gov,” a framework for increasing government productivity and citizen engagement through mobile apps built on top of Accela’s foundational technology.

Inspector Improvements

The new version of the Inspector app provides numerous improvements in process management. Inspectors can now create new inspections as well as reschedule or reassign inspections while working in the field. In addition, they can view job lists on their mobile device even when offline, allowing them to perform inspections in areas with no or limited Internet connectivity. The updated app also allows for better management of inspection contacts, enabling users to add new contacts, update existing contacts, or look up contact information

Inspectors and investigators will benefit from a performance and usability upgrade in the new version of Accela Inspector. The app provides a redesigned map toolbar with more legible and intuitive controls that can be collapsed to leave room for a larger map area. It also offers support for iPhone 5.

“Accela Inspector provides productivity improvements that take a great app to the next level,” said Brian Wienke, Accela Senior Product Manager. “Accela listened to feedback from users and we responded with efficiency enhancements that will save them time and reduce fuel consumption.”

Accela Offers Government Inspectors Freedom to Use Mobile Platform and Device of Choice

Accela Inspector is available for all major mobile platforms. Unlike some competitors who design mobile apps only for the iPad, Accela has proven its commitment to develop productivity apps for government staff and citizens on the smartphone or tablet of their choice. Accela Inspector is one of Accela’s expanding line of mobile apps for government, including Accela Analytics™, Accela Work Crew™, and Accela Code Officer™ that are integrated with the company’s Accela Automation® enterprise software.

Accela Inspector for iOS can be downloaded at the at the Apple App Store, and for Android at Google Play; Accela Inspector 2.1 for Windows 8 Phone and Surface tablet can be downloaded at the Windows Store. Anyone can preview the app for free. Accela customers can download and use the app at no extra cost if their agency has an Accela Mobile Office™ license.

 

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