There’s an App for That: How Apps are Becoming Part of an Electrician’s Toolkit

by | Jan 28, 2021 | Safety | 0 comments

Regardless of whether we’re aware of it or not, more and more of us rely on apps to carry out many of our daily tasks.

What used to take a few minutes can now be done within a manner of seconds thanks to the use of an app.

Some may be transferring funds to a bank account whereas others may be booking a restaurant.

Whatever task is being carried out, there will often be an app that can help make the process easier.

Given that there are literally hundreds of apps available, it should come as no surprise that electrician apps are slowly gaining traction, but what part do they play in an electrician’s role?

An Overview of the Scolmore App

Creating an app is relatively straightforward. Even those without knowledge of coding can use some form of platform to create an app.

However, if an app is being used by an electrician, then there can be several factors that need to be considered, especially given how dangerous the electrical sector can be.

Sure, the app has to offer a good user experience, but it also important that the information and functionality of the app can aid an engineer as opposed to hinder them.

The Scolmore app was first released in 2016 and was created and offered to 7,000 electrical contractors via a dedicated Facebook forum.

The feedback received was then used to tweak the app and ensured it offered everything an electrician needed during their daily duties.

Some of the features added as a result of the feedback was a ‘Quick Quote Calculator’ that allowed electricians to create a quote while looking at the fault or installation.

The app also introduced several guides as well as over 9,000 searchable products to ensure that an electrician was never caught short in relation to information when out in the field.

The Scolmore app is available on both Android and iOS devices, so even those with a smartphone can streamline their daily tasks.

What this Means for the Electrical Sector Moving Forward

The Scolmore app has showcased how a professional app can be created, although it is important to ensure that the user’s needs are met in every instance.

As well as being able to use a third-party app such as Scolmore, the adoption of mobile devices and cloud technology means that electrical business can also develop their own mobile app that is more aligned to their approach to business.

The Ramifications of Not Using Apps?

Although some businesses are keen to adopt new technology, others may prefer to stay as they are.

For example, an electrician that has spent most of his life in the field will have normally developed a tactile approach that suits them.

While there is nothing wrong with this, it could mean that productivity is down, and there is the chance that incorrect quotations could be made.

An app will never replace the skillset of an electrician, but if apps are used in the right way, then electrical firms will see a slew of benefits, such as increased productivity and higher customer satisfaction.