iPhones, Drones and Construction Cones

Author: Stockpile Reports

iPhones, Drones and Construction Cones | Blog | Stockpile Reports

Is anyone else as excited about this week’s announcement of the Apple© iPhone© 6 shipment date as we are? It officially arrives on September 19th!

Our Engineering team has already updated our patent-pending Stockpiles App in preparation for the iPhone 6. The team is part of Apple’s Developer program, with exclusive access to resources for developing and designing for iOS 8, the iPhone’s new operating system. iOS 8 is scheduled for release September 17, and will be available for iPhone models 4S/5/5C/5S as well as the 6.

When you upgrade your Apple smartphone to iOS 8, we’ve made sure that the Stockpiles App continues working seamlessly. Apple has more details about the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 here.

iPhone 6 enhancements that you will appreciate when measuring stockpiles include:

  • Larger landscape mode on a 4.7 inch display screen with a new “Retina HD Display”
  • Camera brings low-light and focus improvements
  • Longer battery life
  • A new A8 processor with 25% faster processing speed

Drones in Australia

Solution Delivery Manager Galen Kovak-Lewis is in Australia training new clients on the best way to use the Stockpile Reports system. It may surprise you, but Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) are regularly used to map and survey stockpiles in Australia. We’ll be calculating stockpile volumes from the ground and from the air.

Galen will also be meeting with our Australian reseller UPG. UPG’s staff has grown this past year. Galen will be meeting the newest team members, coach and train them on the iPhone. Galen attended SITECH and UPG’s grand opening of their Townsville office last year and is excited to return.

We’ve been posting Australian images daily on our Facebook and Twitter feed. Follow us for updates.

Construction Cones

Is your cone clean and orange? Measurements should be made using a solid orange cone. Wipe it down and dust it off periodically, especially if you’ve been busy this Summer onsite.

Stockpile Reports’ benefits add up to better decision-making, faster inventory turns and lower operating expenses.

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