Professional and consumer tool brands and retailers have been looking for ways to become a larger part of your day. This is done via apps, social media, and even hardware accessories and cases.
Just today I saw a power tool brand’s newly registered trademark for a stylus product. Not all trademarked products reach the market, but just the fact that such a trademark was filed is significant.
Later this month I will be reviewing Home Depot’s Pro app, which integrates with some of their professional services. A quick preliminary test shows that it incorporates some of the features Home Depot’s mobile site offers.
A few months ago a tool brand asked for my opinion about what kind of things I would like to see included in a hypothetical mobile app for woodworking.
I use my Android smartphone and iPad to view project sketches and plans, order tools and supplies, take snapshots of interesting tools in the field and at stores, compare products while in-store, and check reference charts. I could even accept payments in the field if I needed to.
With there being such an emphasis these days on apps and mobile sites, I wonder, do you use a smartphone or tablet for your projects or tool-related work? How?