Here's a list of iPhone apps that I've found useful when visiting houses:

bing - the map feature in bing has the bird's eye view of the house from the four cardinal directions. It's great for a quick reconnoiter on the way to the house.

zillow - a real estate app that provides assessor data such as year built, floor area, and number of bedrooms. With this and knowing the number of floors from bing, you can calculate the min blower door value at which ventilation is required.

Home 3D - an interior design app but great for sketching out floor plans

My Measures - add dimensions to interior or exterior house photos

QuickMark - QR code reader. Create custom QR codes at http://qrcode/kaywa.com and then leave behind QR codes with URLs, text or phone numbers at appliances or locations around a house

USTREAM - broadcast video from the iPhone to the internet, good for broadcasting training or recording issues for current or later inspection off site

Roambi - data visualization tool. Reads from an Excel spreadsheet. Show utility data to residents. View electronic files on houses.

Anyone find any other useful apps? I'm doing a presentation this Spring at NESEA.


Views: 87

Replies to This Discussion

LogMeIn app lets you use any application on your computer through your iPad or iPhone.

I used to use assessor data and google earth to find a home's BAS, unfortunately Energy Upgrade California QAQC inspectors usually find additional square footage in homes.  Both contractors and homeowners are baffled by this, but in order to participate in the program we have to use their measurements.  On more than one occasion customers have stopped the project before it starts because of a fear that their property taxes will be re-assessed based on Utility 3rd party QAQC additional square footage findings. BE CAREFUL!

RSS

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Tom White's video was featured
1 hour ago
Profile IconJoseph Schulman, Carol W, Indigo Raffel and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros
2 hours ago
Eric Kjelshus commented on Michael Dunseith's photo
Thumbnail

Clearance to combustibles ?

"This show's back drafting of hot water heater.    Seal the return 1st  keep the…"
9 hours ago
Eric Kjelshus commented on John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
"airadviceforhomes.com   has a quick snap shot test or leave it there for week.   Good…"
9 hours ago
Michael Dunseith liked Kevin Jordan's photo
11 hours ago
Michael D'Arcy replied to Michael D'Arcy's discussion Small video we created to promote Home Performance
"Thanks Tom. Ill make that happen next time."
20 hours ago
Colin Genge posted events
20 hours ago
Anna commented on Mary Desilva's blog post Finding Professional Water Damage Restoration Services
"Mary Desilva thanks for sharing such a great article. I always think why we  should hire…"
yesterday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service