The OpenGround product team is proud to announce release of the Android application, Data Collector. Data Collector is an integrated tablet optimized data capture solution for OpenGround Cloud, Bentley’s secure, cloud-based, collaboration platform for geotechnical data management.
Geotechnical professionals frequently encounter the time consuming and error-prone process of transcribing pen-and-paper field logs to multiple entry points, as well as the inability to upload this data directly to the project team’s database. Users want to be able to review data at the end of the workday, not re-key data and check for errors.
With Data Collector, users can save time by entering data once, anytime, many places.
For more information on OpenGround Cloud Data Collector see the following resources.
For more information on all elements of OpenGround Cloud check out the OpenGround Cloud webpage
If you have any questions or comments regarding this release, please use the comments box below or contact:
Looking forward to trying this!
Is there a trick to downloading it directly to my device?
Does this require an extra license beyond OGC?
Follow up. Apparently my Trimble device is stuck on Android version 6, and this app requires version 7. Is there any chance you will be releasing a more compatible version?
You might like to post your questions and issues to the appropriate Community Forum for this product rather than commenting on a Blog Post.communities.bentley.com/.../geotechnical-forum
Well they did invite comments and questions here, but you are probably right.
Devin - sorry for the delay in replying - I had not turned on the notifications on the post and so have only just seen your comments. I have spoken to the development team and the decision to not support Android 6 was based on some of the tools we use discontinuing their support for 6 in the short term. We did not want to be in the position where companies buy an Android 6 device only to be told in a 8 months time that the updates to the software do not work on it.
Will there be an app that is usable on android tablets? Currently not possible to download the app on android tablets.
Yes this app can be used on Android tablets but they must be 64 bit. Check out the min specs for android here https://docs.bentley.com/LiveContent/web/OpenGround%20Cloud-v10/en/GUID-65AEA2D7-538B-40C0-801C-77FAAE8EE6F9.html