EVERYTHING THAT COUNTS.
PICTURES ARE THE NEW DOCUMENTATION.
At the touch of a button the perfect latte macchiato foams into the glass. Your favourite soundtrack starts to play. The shades come down in your office or the heating starts up. You place an order, heat some water, Like a post at the touch of a button. We live in a smart world – and it produces smart product. In other words, there’s plenty of room for innovation. Especially when it comes to mobile apps. With the triumph of the smartphone and tablet, application software – better known as the 'app' – has become not just part of everyday language, but also part of people's daily lives.
So what could be handier than having the ability to record, describe and assemble important information at the touch of a button? And to store it as a visual aid, using pictures? spicture is not just another app. It's the "introduction of something new". And thus, by definition, a real innovation.
IMAGE, SPEECH, TEXT.
How do we document? We take pictures, make films, record audio files, write notes, create portfolios and archives. The aim of documentation is to make permanently stored information searchable. This is not always easy in practice. Documentation also means committing to memory. But you don't always have the right tool at hand to memorise spontaneous thoughts, to record and pass on instructions, comments or problems in an understandable context, or to describe complex matters succinctly and make them available to third parties.
"Photograph. Annotate. You’re done!" It sounds so simple because it genuinely is. Behind the slogan is the concrete vision of creating an app that rolls everything into one: photos with notes, tags, voice or sound recordings and sketches can all be captured on a smartphone, combined into a file and sent as a package. All at the touch of a button. So now concepts, instructions and reports can be created and shared with anyone, anytime. Whether at a client meeting, on the construction site, on a factory visit, during a maintenance job, a shopping trip or any other private use, spicture makes it easy to commit projects, processes and ideas to memory, making it simple to recall everything that counts in the given context.
JUST SEND ME A SPIC.
DOCUMENTING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.
A conventional fax here, an e-mail there; handwritten notes here, binders there; a request here, a question there. When you don't have an overview, the uncertainties stack up. Mistakes creep in and fleeting thoughts are soon forgotten. A digital archive, on the other hand, not only avoids the paper chaos, but also the unregulated flood of information.
With spicture, multimedia notes can be transformed into archivable image documents. And a few cleverly placed tags, i.e. keywords, immediately put this digital note collection in order. Tags are used to assign spics to a certain category, so they can be found at any time with a keyword search. In other words: information is structured automatically, images and notes are clearly organised and can be sent as a package known as a "spic". This may take the form of a PDF, Excel or ZIP file and be shared to a Dropbox or messaging service such as WhatsApp. Important context data such as the creator, date and location can also be included if desired. In this way, everyone involved – employees, customers, clients, friends or the original creator – can access the data, images, notes and PDF files at any time and participate in the exchange of information. It's uncomplicated. It's unconventional. But it's highly intuitive.
SPIC PROVES ITSELF IN PRACTICE:
FOR INSTANCE, ON THE BUILDING SITE.
Metal construction, cleaning services, facility management, landscaping, hotel operation, manual trades, real estate management or maintenance: the range of potential commercial applications for spicture is almost endless. Wherever something requires lasting documentation that can be shared, spicture is the right choice – as it has proven in practice. On the construction site, for example. "Top! Great idea. The app is the perfect tool for taking measurements and doing site visits," exclaims D. Schulze. No wonder. The app creates a smart project structure and ensures seamless communication around the construction site. Making written notes on site can be complicated. Now information on building measurements can be digitalised click by click, building defects can be clearly documented along with instructions on how to remedy them, then shared with the building owner and relevant contractors without delay. spicture thus becomes the central switchboard that brings together digital memos, no matter who they come from. Yet this switchboard doesn’t need an operator to coordinate between the users. Knowledge is easily accessible and shared throughout the entire company – or among selected recipients – without affecting familiar processes. Where was that photo of the water damage? Where's the job for the roofer? Who documented the sign-off? How can the problem with the roof construction be resolved? It's all in the picture. So everyone can keep their eyes on the job.
> SPICTURE IN ACTION: ALSO USES THE APP FOR A PRIVATE BUILDING PROJECT<< (Sorry, only in german)
ALWAYS IN THE PICTURE.
A picture says more than a thousand words. In fact, the eyes alone account for 83 percent of all the information we take in. So images, at least in certain contexts, become more important than text. A picture can tell you a great deal. A sunken foundation, for example, is quickly and clearly documented with a photo, while its precise description in terms of location, size and impact not only takes time, but also requires the skill to use clear, simple language.
With the photo documentation app for iOS and Android you make pictures talk. And we don't just mean that figuratively. The integrated text box can be filled by voice – the app then converts the spoken text into a written note. Voice notes are also possible. However, the full functionality of the app only really emerges in practical use. The app's basic functions are frequently enhanced with more advanced features. For example, data can be exported as a PDF or packaged in a ZIP file and sent by e-mail. Individual folders can be given any name and documents can be individually branded with a company logo and header.