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5 Ways Apple's iPod can help you as a contractor

  • Jan 27, 2010
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This is pretty cool, my brother just wrote up a cool review on how Contractors and other Salesman can use the ipad. Here it is: 

As the resident geek at DiggersList, I was excited a month ago when Apple announced it was going to be introducing a new revolutionary product by the end of January. My friends, it is here:

Steve Jobs presents the iPad

Cue angelic choirs from the skies... photo credit: Los Angeles Times

Introducing Apple’s new “iPad”. For those of you who are wondering what this means – or why you should care – as a contractor…the team at DiggersList has compiled a list of the top 5 ways we think contractors can take advantage of this new technology!

  1. In the field sketching / note-taking: Sketching out plans, dimensions and equations on the fly is an integral part of the construction process. For this, the iPad opens up a whole new world of possibilities for accuracy, convenience and organization. This tablet can make sketching a plan out as easy as touching the screen and drawing with your finger. Need a calculator? Flip on over to the calculator application. Need to jot a few notes? Flip on over to the notepad application. Then, when you are done – just click save, and move on with your day. There will most likely be tons of applications that you can download that might make the process even easier. Sweet!
  2. Portable credentials: How many times have you been bidding on a job and been asked to show some credentials? The iPad could easily turn into your on-the-road filing cabinet. Keep important documents like your certificate of liability, bond, license(s), worker’s comp – basically anything that you might need when out in the field or bidding on a project, all in one spot.
  3. Mobile Professional Portfolio: Nowadays, people want proof of how good you are. They want to see photos, videos, maybe even testimonials of past customers. What better way to showcase yourself than with your iPad? Show customers slideshows of your work, your website (or your DiggersList profile, wink), videos … get creative! Apple is renowned for it’s products’ abilities to create cool looking presentations, so take advantage of it and get some more jobs!
  4. Digital blueprints: Many contractors have gotten into the habit of bringing their laptops on the job to reference digital blueprints and plans. Well laptops, the iPad has just one-upped you. Already with Apple’s smaller touch interfaces, you can zoom in to minute details, rotate images, even edit on the spot – all with your fingers. And it’s fast! We can only imagine the cool new ways that a larger screen will allow you to interact with and share your plans on the job site. Paper is indeed a thing of the past.
  5. Work radio: Yes, this is an easy one – but if you’ve worked a long job before you know how important it can be. The iPad tablet will have tons of media options. Listen to your entire library of music or browse to an online radio station. Even download free applications like Pandora (check it out: http://www.pandora.com/), and create your own radio stations! The possibilities are truly endless. On a lunch break? Surf to hulu.com and check out the latest Family Guy while you chew your pizza.

Needless to say, DiggersList is super excited about the iPad. Aside from a semi-goofy name, we think this hi-tech badboy has a lot of potential in the construction world.

For the rest of the story. go to: http://blog.diggerslist.com/2010/01/27/5-way...lp-you-as-a-contractor/
5 Ways Apple's iPod can help you as a contractor

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January 28, 2010
I live in the country & travel frequently to Las Vegas! I have never been satisfied with the service I get! I have continuing dropped calls both here & there! I have tried sprint, t-mobile & Verizon without improvement. Before purchasing this device, I would like to know if the 10 hour battery would make a difference for wireless internet or phone service?
 
January 27, 2010
This review brings up some very good points.  Way to make the iPad fit into your line of business!  By the way, you should tell your brother about Lunch, so that he can post his own reviews here ;)  Thanks for sharing, Matt!
 
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The iPad  is a tablet  computing device product from Apple Inc. The device was announced on January 27, 2010, at a press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  in San Francisco. The device was rumored for several months, with iSlate  and iTablet among rumored names.
The device is expected to incorporate a 10-inch (26 centimeter) multi-touch display made by Innolux, a subsidiary of Foxconn. The price is expected to be more than the iPhone but less than an Apple notebook computer.

The iPad's lowest grade model with a 16GB hard drive will run for $499 dollars with the 32 GB running for $599 and the 64GB running at $699.  Buyers will also have the opportunity to purchase the iPad with 3G connectivity with the lowest grade model starting at $629 and going up.  The Wi-Fi models will ship in late March while the 3G models will ship in April.

 Yair Reiner claims the iSlate will compete in the market against dedicated e-book devices such as the Barnes & Noble nook and the Amazon Kindle while offering 70% of revenue to publishers, the same arrangement accorded developers of the App Store. These arrangements would also extend to print publishers who currently receive less in digital work royalties from companies like Amazon.com.

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