Looking to reduce costs and increase productivity of your mobile workforce? In the construction industry, who isn’t? Here’s the good news: construction professionals using software now have even greater on-the-go capability to manage and document construction projects.

Corecon Technologies, www.corecon.com, Huntington Beach, Calif., recently released Corecon Mobile for Android. This new app was developed for use with Corecon V7, an online estimating, project management, and job cost suite of construction software.

This new Android app not only includes all of the tools available in the current browser-based version, but now has greater functionality and an improved user interface that takes full advantage of an Android smartphone or tablet’s capabilities.

Completely rebuilt on the Android platform and tailored for jobsite functions, this version provides significant benefits to field staff—from photo taking to contact syncing. And when texting is inconvenient, Android’s Speech to Text can also be used with the new app to transcribe voice dictation into text.

With all of Corecon’s products connecting to a common platform, no synchronization is required. As one example of this convenience, Daily Logs or Timecards entered directly in the Android App will immediately appear in Corecon V7, Corecon’s Web-based solution for estimating, project management, and job cost control.

The features of the Corecon Mobile for Android app include companies, contacts (import from phone, share contacts via SMS), projects, project photos (view, take, and upload new photos), project directory with the ability to view companies with expired insurance, checklist, punchlist (ability to take and upload new photos), daily logs (ability to add weather on the fly, receive materials based on POs etc.), time entry, purchase orders, bills, misc expenses, to do list, alerts (on any features in Corecon), and inbound email.

“The construction industry has a very mobile workforce, and although Corecon V7 online software is accessible anytime, anywhere from a netbook or laptop computer, it’s not always convenient to use those devices on a construction site,” explains Norman Wendl, president, Corecon. “With the release of Corecon Mobile for Android, project team members can now use the full capabilities of their more portable smartphone and tablet devices, taking Corecon V7 users to a new level of realtime project management.”