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Touch screens have evolved by leaps and bounds in the past 50 years. From our first glimpse at what could be possible in the 1960's, to today's pocket smartphones and tablets, breaking away from the keyboard has been the motivator in touch screen technology. 

The Palm Pilot made it's first debut in 1997, and brought with it the vision of what being truly mobile might mean for the future. No longer were businesses tethered to their keyboard to manage job functions. As if foretelling what was to come, mJobTime jumped to advance to the forefront of the mobile technology market, developing one of the first mobile labor time tracking applications for the Palm Pilot.

Welcome to the modern age of labor time tracking. No longer are businesses tethered to paper timesheets and punch cards, endless corrections and hours of payroll processing. Now your company can access the time clock anywhere at anytime with mJobTime's mobile time tracking software.

Punch Clocks of Yesterday

With paper timesheets youcertainty is limited and ineffective; accuracy depends in large part to who's clock you're relying upon, and by trusting your team members to consistently manage their efforts. You're taking the focus off the bigger responsibility of producing for your company.Inevitably people will forget to write things down or punch in/out, leaving records incomplete and inaccurate, which leads to much larger challenges when working with billable time and cost tracking analysis.

Additionally, digital punch clockcapabilities are limited by the manufacturer's software and there are no customizations for your specific business needs. Does it work with my accounting software? How often they ever release updates? Who knows?

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:40

Update on Emerging GPS Technology Applications

GPS (global positioning system) a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil, and commercial users around the world. The United States government created the system, maintains it, and makes it freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.

Mobile technology has changed our world and revolutionized the way we do business.  It provides us with instant communication with friends, family, and others, it allows us to learn faster, to better track our health, to be more productive at work, and so much more. In fact, most of us are still trying to figure out just how to best use mobile technology.

This is especially true in the construction world where companies are exploring new ways to increase efficiency, productivity and profits. One of those avenues is the use of mobile time tracking applications.

Mobile time tracking software has enabled construction and other field service businesses to easily and accurately collect labor time and other records in the field and instantly sync those records to the office. With one caveat - mobile applications require an internet connection.

Attendees of the Computer Guidance Customer Focus 2014 trade show in Scottsdale, AZ on July 21-22, 2014 will be in for a special treat. mJobTime Corporation, developers of construction's most advanced mobile time tracking software, will unveil an exciting new product designed to eliminate buddy punching in the field. While products currently exist that accomplish this goal, the key difference is that our new solution is completely mobile. There are no cables required or any need for an AC power source. 

Stay tuned for more developments in the near future.

In our previous post, we began the discussion on how and why flexibility is an important component of a well-designed mobile time tracking system. Similar to humans, flexibility in a construction time clock application allows the user to enjoy better control of their system. In this post, we will explore some of the details of a flexible mobile time clock program.

As discussed in an earlier post, many construction companies are by default, risk averse to purchasing new software. In that post, we discussed the different types of risks these entities can be subject to. But in addition to risk, there are also other significant barriers that stand in the way of contractors looking to purchase a mobile time tracking system.

We technology companies far too often see things from our own very narrow perspective.  As companies whose livelihoods depend on the ability to utilize, develop, and improve on technology, we assume that other companies share the same outlook.

And then I read a LinkedIn group post asking the question “Is the construction industry open to technological changes?

Although the responses were as expected, what surprised me was one particular answer – risk!

Saturday, 03 September 2016 10:47

The Tablet Revolution In Mobile Technology

Welcome to the latest edition of MobileTime, a blog about the issues affecting mobile time tracking and the construction industry in general.  Our goal for this blog is to provide useful, helpful information presented in a concise format to our customers and all others who might benefit. Today's article discusses the current state of the tablet technology market.

 

Welcome to the latest edition of MobileTime, a blog about the issues affecting mobile time tracking and the construction industry in general.  Our goal for this blog is to provide useful, helpful information presented in a concise format to our customers and all others who might benefit. Today's article discusses the current state of the smartphone mobile technology market.