Integrated Toolbox application and mobile website offer one-stop-shop for jobsite organization, product resources
Mount Prospect, Ill., July 29, 2013 – Eliminating the need for dated pen and paper notes on the go, Bosch Power Tools today announces the launch of a new mobile application featuring a wide variety of time-saving, practical tools designed to increase jobsite productivity. With the Bosch Toolbox app, professionals can record and store important site measurements and documents, track timesheets, find a Bosch dealer or service center and seamlessly browse the new Bosch mobile website for product advice and reviews.
Recognizing that smart phones have become an integral part of the tradesman’s day-to-day work, Bosch is the first to release a hybrid app, providing users with the ability to browse the mobile site within the Toolbox app. This allows users to remain in the app with access to all of the tools offered without having to switch back and forth between the browser and app.
Bosch Toolbox Application
In addition to easy access to the Bosch mobile website, the mobile app offers a number of useful tools for tradesmen. Using the building documentation option, professionals can record voice memos to store information and data for different building projects in a central location. With its photo and voice memo capabilities, a project manager or foreman can manage information for a large number of jobs simultaneously. Construction professionals and employers can also administer and enter timesheets digitally using the Toolbox app and keep close track of project progress. An export function allows timesheets and other documents saved in the app to be shared as PDF or TXT files.
The measurement camera helps users quickly and easily document data on the construction site for a variety of projects. Simply take a photo of the jobsite, enter the measured distances and angles directly into the photo, make notes on important details and send the photo by e-mail to colleagues or vendor partners. Pictures can also be used to identify tools, materials, room layouts and more for easy recall and increased efficiency.
The easy-to-use unit converter quickly converts more than 50 different types of units including length, weight, volume and speed output relevant to different trades and industries. The LED flashlight serves to illuminate dark workspaces.
Bosch Mobile Website
For pros on the go, all of the information on Boschtools.com is now available at their fingertips in a mobile-friendly format. Users can easily browse the complete Bosch product line, quickly find a store or repair shop using the dealer or service locator, compare prices, view product videos and read and write product reviews. A new site feature also allows consumers to filter accessories to more easily find what they need by category.
For access to the mobile website, simply visit www.boschtools.com on any smart phone to be automatically redirected to m.boschtools.com. The Bosch Toolbox app is now available for smart phones with Android and IOS operating systems free of charge in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. To find out more about the new technology or to download the app, visit www.boschtools.com.
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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con¬sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion) in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide.
The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation:
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com, www.dremel.com, www.skiltools.com, www.rotozip.com, www.cstberger.com, www.vermontamerican.com, www.gilmour.com, www.lrnelson.com.