SmartBidNet, a construction bid invitation and management solution from JB Knowledge Technologies, has released Version 1.1. of the SmartBidNet iPhone app. The new version is iOS4.1, iPod Touch, and iPad compatible, making it the first of its kind in the construction estimating software industry. The application allows users to access their SmartBidNet database of sub contractors and companies securely via iPhone, iTouch, or iPad 24/7 to ensure that the bid process proceeds smoothly and on time. With vendor interactions centralized in a mobile device, this application aims to make bid projects and contacts accessible anytime and anywhere.
From the application main menu, users can choose from Contacts, Projects, and Sync Data Now. The Contacts and Project screens allows the user to Search, View All, or Recently Viewed companies from their online SmartBidNet database. Users can also navigate company groups that they have created in the online SmartBidNet system. For any selected company or project, users can view all necessary company and contact information. Users can even view a map of the exact company location. Using the Sync Data Now option keeps data relevant and reflects the most current modifications from the user's SmartBidNet system. Synchronizing data also stores all the information in the application, so that even if the user's device does not have access to internet, the information is still available.
Screenshots and more details of the application, along with the download link can be found at the iTunes App Store. The cost of the app is $0.99.