Government field inspectors take full advantage of the iPad with iG Workforce

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a media tablet to mobilize your workforce. Industry experts believe that the iPad will continue to be the preferred tablet for some time because of its overall design, strong ecosystem, and Apple’s trusted brand name.   The iPad has become the gold standard in the marketplace backed by its amazing iOS and its 170,000 tablet-specific apps.

Another critical factor to consider is the ability to take advantage of many of the tablet’s features to perform required tasks — a key reason why the iPad was the best choice to run iG Workforce, a powerful mobile platform designed to help government workers do their job more efficiently in the field.  The iPad’s native functions were easily integrated with the iG Workforce platform to help field workers carry out tasks more quickly and efficiently. Here’s a look at four of iPad’s features that are useful tools for the field worker:

Location Services

The Esri GIS map that comes standard with iG Workforce is integrated with the iPad’s GPS to leverage geographic data and provide location-based services.  For instance, you can optimize the best travel route for a daily inspections list and get step-by-step directions from your current location to the next inspection site on the list.


Built-in Camera

Rather than carrying a separate camera to take photos of code issues or violations, an inspector can use the built-in camera in the iPad.  The photo can instantly be attached to the inspection record, reducing the time it would take to go to a computer to download and then upload the photo from a separate camera.


Digital Signature

The iPad comes with a digital signature capability, allowing contractors and inspectors on site to sign off on inspections and instantly submit them to the back-office system without the hassle of scans or faxes — a quick and seamless process.


Reporting and Printing

Instead of waiting to get back to the office to print reports, they can instantly be generated and printed to give to those who need it on-site.

iPad printer

These are just a few of the native iPad functions that work seamlessly with iG Workforce to increase productivity of field workers.  Users have found the iPad coupled with iG Workforce to be an intuitive, and an overall cost-effective mobile solution when considering the amazing increase in efficiencies the solution can bring.  To see other benefits iG Workforce can extend your mobile workers, click here or go to