Google has just release a brand new application for the iPhone on the App Store. Dubbed Coordinate, it’s a workforce management tool aimed at business users that the company says will improve the efficiency of your mobile teams. The Mountain View, California-headquartered search Goliath explains that by getting real-time visibility into where teams are and what jobs they are doing, “work can be allocated in a smarter, more efficient way” using the mobile Coordinate app. The software is targeted at businesses so it doesn’t work with consumer Google accounts…
Note that the app requires a Google Coordinate license for this mobile app to work.
Now, one of its better features is mobile job management, meaning managers can enter details about jobs and assign them to team members, right from their device. Each team member who has the Coordinate app on his or her device will then receive an alert about new tasks.
Emil Protalinski of The Next Web points out that Coordinate already has an Android app, available on the Play Store now. Google has more on its Coordinate team logistics service in this support doc. Google Coordinate is optimized for the iPhone 5 and requires at least iOS 5.1.
Share real-time location: Employees are increasingly on the move in today’s business environment. Google Coordinate enables easy collaboration by enabling businesses to leverage real-time location sharing in just a few clicks.
Manage jobs: Your business has lots to do every day. Google Coordinate makes it easy to capture all the information needed for a job and to assign them to your team members with instant notifications.
Collect data: Mobile teams often need to collect information while out in the field. Google Coordinate allows the admin to customize the fields that the mobile team needs to capture and collect – from measurements to client contact details – directly in the app.
Google Coordinate has also available on the Maps platform since July 2012.
The program is a free download for your iPhone, right from the App Store.