I am frequently asked, “iPad vs Android. Which is better for Hexagon EAM Mobile?” For me, this is a very easy, quick answer. But before I answer, let me preface this blog by saying that primarily I am an Android user. I have a Samsung Note 4 that I absolutely love. Before I switched to an Android, I was a die-hard iPhone/iPad user for probably 8-9 years. I do still have an iPad and still love it.
I have used Hexagon EAM on both platforms and I can say, without hesitation, I would run EAM Mobile on an iPad over Android all day long. There are really not a lot of reasons why I choose iPad over Android, but I will lay them out for you here so you can decide. Keep in mind these are merely my opinions.
For the most part, the user interface is the same. One of the biggest differences is the ability to FaceTime on the iPad. At first, most people just shake this off because they obviously don’t want employees using FaceTime on company time. But here is the thought behind it…How much time could it save if your employees have the ability FaceTime with a maintenance manager or lead technician to troubleshoot a problem instead of having to radio for them and wait for them to come to their location? Then add to that the time to go get the additional tools or parts, if needed? And what if your employee is off site on a job at a different location?