Replacing pencil and paper on the jobsite

Replacing pencil and paper on the jobsite: Bosch Toolbox App offers a measurement camera

  • Take a photo, enter the dimensions, make notes – all with one app
  • Quickly and easily document jobsite data
  • Provide valuable time-saving when preparing quotations
  • Available for free in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store

For many professional tradespeople, the smartphone has become an integral part of their day-to-day work. Bosch has recognized this trend. Since February 2012, the tried-and-tested Bosch Toolbox App with functions such as a unit converter, flashlight and mobile catalog of Bosch professional power tools has been available for smartphones. Now another practical application is being added to the digital toolbox, namely the measurement camera. It helps to quickly and easily document jobsite data. You can take a photo, enter the dimensions directly into the photo with arrows and angles, make notes, save it and send it by e-mail – all with this free app.

Provide valuable time-saving when preparing quotations
The measurement camera is intended to replace pencil and paper, which often get lost in the chaos on jobsites, and make work easier for tradespeople by providing digital assistance. For example, the measurement camera saves valuable time when preparing quotations. All necessary information, such as details about the position of mains connections and piping or wiring, can be noted directly in the photo for use at a later time. This minimizes the risk of forgetting important details. It also puts an end to the time-consuming task of matching up and comparing freehand sketches and digital photos that have been created on the jobsite. Moreover, professional tradespeople can also record videos and voice memos with this app and store all the data from their different building projects in an organized directory of self-created folders. This enables the user to keep track of everything, even if he has a large number of jobs to manage.

The measurement camera app will be available at the end of September for free in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store for smartphones with Android and IOS operating systems. There are also plans to release another digital tool called “Building documentation” at the end of 2012. This app will enable users to document building projects even more comprehensively with smartphones. The planned “Team mode” will enable multiple workers to access the same project and work on it at the same time. Bosch will also offer this app for free.

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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of $71.5 billion in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal year 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than $5.5 billion for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.