Facilities Management Mobile Apps

OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: Introduction to Mobile Apps for FMsPt. 2: Building Automation Mobile AppsPt. 3: Design & Construction Mobile AppsPt. 4: Emergency Preparedness Mobile AppsPt. 5: Energy Efficiency Mobile AppsPt. 6: This PagePt. 7: Green Mobile AppsPt. 8: Grounds Management Mobile AppsPt. 9: Paints & Coatings Mobile AppsPt. 10: Plumbing & Restrooms Mobile AppsPt. 11: Security Mobile AppsPt. 12: Software Mobile AppsPt. 13: Fire Safety Apps

Business Integration Group, Inc.
Mobile Center from Business Integration Group, Inc. (BIG) enables Facility Managers, Engineers and Service Providers to create and receive work requests over the web. The application is native to BlackBerry devices and utilizes the navigation protocols to enable rapid access to work requests. From the device, a user can create, assign, add hours, costs, parts and complete work from field locations. BIG additionally provides mobile functionality that is device neutral and can be accessed from most handheld devices with a web connection.
– Price: contactus@bigcenter.com
– Category: Business
– Last Updated: March 25, 2010
– Current Version: 4.5 (Requires BlackBerry OS 4.2 or later)
– Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Flemish, Polish, etc.

Building Operating Management
BOM Mobile – Stay on top of FM trends with this app that integrates information feeds from Building Operating Management magazine and FacilitiesNet.com. You're informed wherever you go with articles, tips and resources – right in the palm of your hand.
– Price: Free
– Category: Business
– Last Updated: March 1, 2010
– Current Version: 1.1 (Requires iPhone OS 2.0 or later; compatible with iPhone and iPod touch)
– Languages: English

CB Richard Ellis
CBRE – This app offers a mobile connection to CB Richard Ellis, a commercial real estate services company. At its core, the tool features CBRE’s Global Office Occupiers Guide, a comprehensive reference guide on leasing practices and protocols around the world. The app also allows you to connect to the CBRE global platform of offices and professionals.
– Price: Free
– Category: Business
– Last Updated: March 10, 2010
– Current Version: 1.1.2 (Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later; compatible with iPhone and iPod touch)
– Languages: English

MultiBriefs – MultiBriefs is a news feed aggregator. Subscribers to IFMA Insider can download the application and add the IFMA feed from the “Business Management” section. News is then streamed to your iPhone or iPod touch each week. Users also may share articles with colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
– Price: Free
– Category: News
– Last Updated: Feb. 17, 2010
– Current Version: 1.01 (Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later; compatible with iPhone and iPod touch)
– Languages: English

LoopNet, Inc.
LoopNet Commercial Real Estate Search Application – This application helps users search for investment properties and lease space. Using the iPhone’s GPS capabilities, the application searches the closest properties and can filter by price, building size, lot size and property type (office, industrial, retail, land, etc.). LoopNet’s free basic membership lets the user search thousands of properties for sale or lease; premium membership for a fee allows the user to search the entire property database.
– Price: Free
– Category: Lifestyle
– Last Updated: Feb. 5, 2010
– Current Version: 1.1 (Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later; compatible with iPhone and iPod touch)
– Languages: English

Johnson Controls
Metasys 5.0 – Johnson Controls’ newest version of Metasys (5.0) includes updates that allow the user greater visibility into building operations and energy usage. The upgrades also include a Ready Access Portal (RAP) that allows the user to view Web-enabled reports and summaries that are compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch’s Internet browser. All building occupants can access a customized view of HVAC, lighting or security systems through the iPhone’s interface or desktop computer.

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