Ipad

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
Pro
 
Greg's Avatar
 
Trade: Custom Decks
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 271
Rewards Points: 280

Ipad


Thinking about getting an ipad and am looking for some feeback.
I have an old android table that didn't see much use for my business.

It needs to be wifi+ cellular for sure. Mostly for flying as they are pretty cool for flight navigation.

#1 question is: How are you using them to make running a deck business better?

How are you using them in general?

Which model do you prefer?
Greg is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 10-14-2017, 10:42 AM   #2
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor and Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 588
Rewards Points: 160

Re: Ipad


Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg View Post
Thinking about getting an ipad and am looking for some feeback.
I have an old android table that didn't see much use for my business.

It needs to be wifi+ cellular for sure. Mostly for flying as they are pretty cool for flight navigation.

#1 question is: How are you using them to make running a deck business better?

How are you using them in general?

Which model do you prefer?

So the gps doesn't work without cellular? Not sure I'd trust that for flight nav..

Advertisement

Big Johnson is offline  
Old 10-14-2017, 12:05 PM   #3
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 6,851
Rewards Points: 186

Re: Ipad


Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Johnson View Post
So the gps doesn't work without cellular? Not sure I'd trust that for flight nav..
Most commercial aircraft have wifi you can log onto for navigation at no cost. I do it on my iPhone every flight.

If I recall correctly all flight plans and backup nav are on the pilot's iPad.

Tom
tjbnwi is online now  
   
 
Old 10-14-2017, 12:19 PM   #4
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor and Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 588
Rewards Points: 160

Re: Ipad


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post
Most commercial aircraft have wifi you can log onto for navigation at no cost. I do it on my iPhone every flight.

If I recall correctly all flight plans and backup nav are on the pilot's iPad.

Tom
I assumed OP meant he was flying the plane.
Big Johnson is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Big Johnson For This Useful Post:
Peter_C (10-14-2017)
Old 10-14-2017, 12:31 PM   #5
Pro
 
Greg's Avatar
 
Trade: Custom Decks
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 271
Rewards Points: 280

Re: Ipad


With wifi+ cellular the ipad has a built in GPS so you don't rely on cell towers for location signal.

In a small aircraft, with the right app, it is like google maps in the sky. I assume it would be the same on a commercial flight but have tried it.

https://www.foreflight.com/

There a lot of "highways" and air spaces which a pilot needs to be aware of and it pinpoints your location. That is way better than looking at a paper flight map. It will also show traffic with aircraft type, heading and altitude that is sometime is hard to see with the naked eye. Does other cool stuff too...

You do need a back up nav system
Greg is offline  
Old 10-14-2017, 04:05 PM   #6
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor and Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 588
Rewards Points: 160

Re: Ipad


Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg View Post
With wifi+ cellular the ipad has a built in GPS so you don't rely on cell towers for location signal.

In a small aircraft, with the right app, it is like google maps in the sky. I assume it would be the same on a commercial flight but have tried it.

https://www.foreflight.com/

There a lot of "highways" and air spaces which a pilot needs to be aware of and it pinpoints your location. That is way better than looking at a paper flight map. It will also show traffic with aircraft type, heading and altitude that is sometime is hard to see with the naked eye. Does other cool stuff too...

You do need a back up nav system

Well it's a lot cheaper than a gns430/530.
Big Johnson is offline  
Old 10-14-2017, 11:17 PM   #7
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 30,598
Rewards Points: 530

Re: Ipad


I used it with a deck visualizer app with prospects. Great for switching colors and every option as far as balusters picture frame, etc.


Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Californiadecks For This Useful Post:
Greg (10-15-2017)
Old 10-14-2017, 11:18 PM   #8
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 30,598
Rewards Points: 530

Re: Ipad


Same deck


Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Californiadecks For This Useful Post:
72chevy4x4 (10-15-2017), Greg (10-15-2017)
Old 10-14-2017, 11:20 PM   #9
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 30,598
Rewards Points: 530

Re: Ipad


This app is only available with Apple devices.


Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
Old 10-14-2017, 11:52 PM   #10
Pro
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Trade: Home Beautification
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,353
Rewards Points: 5,166

Re: Ipad


One of my friends that is a professional pilot used to bring his own iPad for helping with flight logistics, as electronic devices were frowned upon for pre-flight planning. Now the commercial pilots are given iPads for flight planning.
Peter_C is offline  
Old 10-15-2017, 09:45 PM   #11
Registered User
 
RyMar Builders's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 14

Re: Ipad


I use my iPad daily in my contracting biz, I have an aviation business also, fore flight and Wing X are my go to apps for flying.
For invoices I use joist on my iPad, I have a credit card reader(Square), Deck connection and fastening guide from Simpson, Span calc from the American wood council, a punch list app for our spec homes, and the Prescriptive residential deck building guide downloaded. While our main business is building homes, we build and repair a lot of decks, the deck apps get used several times a month. I’m sure there are many helpful apps besides the ones I mentioned. Ive found it to be a great business tool, it gets used a lot more than my PC.
RyMar Builders is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RyMar Builders For This Useful Post:
Californiadecks (10-15-2017), Greg (10-16-2017)
Old 10-15-2017, 11:40 PM   #12
Pro
 
Juan80's Avatar
 
Trade: General contractor
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Nor cal
Posts: 161
Rewards Points: 352

Re: Ipad


I'll 2nd foreflight , great set up.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
Juan80 is offline  
Old 10-23-2017, 09:37 PM   #13
Pro
 
RobertCDF's Avatar
 
Trade: Custom deck builder
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 9,176
Rewards Points: 1,531

Re: Ipad


Get a pro and get the pencil too. I use notability for quick notes that I can organize the way I like.
I have yet to find a good gallery app that will allow me to do what I want (import from computer AND organize by alphabetical order) seems like a simple request but I've tried a few and they either only want to sort by date or if they sort by alphabetical order they only work with pictures taken on the iPad (and yes I've already imported the pictures to the iPad with iTunes)... Irritating to say the least.
RobertCDF is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to RobertCDF For This Useful Post:
Greg (10-24-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 09:46 PM   #14
Member
 
Kumpel's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 67
Rewards Points: 24

Re: Ipad


Quote:
Originally Posted by Californiadecks View Post
I used it with a deck visualizer app with prospects. Great for switching colors and every option as far as balusters picture frame, etc.


Mike.



_______________
Mike you build incredible decks
Kumpel is online now  
Old 10-23-2017, 10:20 PM   #15
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 30,598
Rewards Points: 530

Re: Ipad


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumpel View Post
Mike you build incredible decks


The deck in the app isn't mine.


Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
Old 10-23-2017, 10:23 PM   #16
GC/carpenter
 
Californiadecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 30,598
Rewards Points: 530

Re: Ipad


However I do know the company that did build that deck. Company out of Maryland.


Mike.
_______________






Mike.
_______________
Californiadecks is online now  
Old 10-29-2017, 11:59 AM   #17
Registered User
 
cnstrctr's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 12

Re: Ipad


I have a fairly large team and we’ve experimented using different sizes and types of iPads from the IPad mini, Pro (big one), Pro (smaller one), Air, etc

We’ve settled on the Pro 10.5”, the larger one is just too big. We like this one because it comes with the pencil and keyboard which makes it good for meetings, not too heavy to carry around the job site.

There are also a lot of great attachments for it which let you attach a tether to it if you find yourself on a swing stage or wearing a harness.
__________________
cnstrctr - the construction and social building space
Project Manager - 10 Years Experience - General Contracting
cnstrctr is offline  
Old 11-14-2017, 12:40 PM   #18
Registered User
 
WarrenRight's Avatar
 
Trade: Right Now - www.rightnowcleaning.com
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: montana
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 24

Re: Ipad


If you want it for business as well, get an iPad Pro!

Advertisement

WarrenRight is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Submitting and signing estimates and contracts with iPad, suggestions? Roofcheck Marketing & Sales 2 04-15-2013 12:04 PM
Using fillable PDF forms on an iPad wallmaxx Technology 10 01-30-2013 11:30 PM
Autodesk FromIt for the iPad Kent Whitten Technology 1 12-02-2012 09:43 AM
Mini ipad Oconomowoc Technology 60 11-05-2012 11:58 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?