Mobile phone as an inspections tool -Experiences with a service for field force

Teemu Jalava, Jukka K. Nurminen

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In this paper we investigate the use of mobile phone as an inspection\ntool for field force workers. The paper presents the architecture and\nour experiences with the development and use of a pilot solution for\nNokia as a point of sale (POS) review tool. The main focus is on dealing\nwith the special issues faced in the mobile environment and on providing\nthe solution as a service. XForms and the underlying messaging framework\nprovided a good interface for the users and transparent connectivity\nwith the server side. The main lessons learned was that mobile phone can\nbe a good inspection tool but needs carefully planned user interface,\nthe system has to have offline functionality in cases where is no\nnetwork coverage and XForms provided a good solution for making quick\nchanges into the forms when needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINAW'07
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2847-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


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