An architect arriving on a job site with a tablet in hand in lieu of a roll of drawings is not an uncommon sight these days. Still, for the everyday walkthrough, you may not always be toting an iPad around to reference the drawings or to snap a photograph. What people more likely have within arm’s length is their smartphone.
New York–based Morpholio is banking on the smartphone’s ubiquity to drive designers to its iPhone app Trace (iOS, $7.99 per month or $19.99 per year), which the firm launched to the public today. Building off the design and software development firm’s past apps and tools, which includes Perspective Finder, Stencil, and ScalePen, the Morpholio team sees its newest release of Trace as an essential tool for construction administration (CA). “Not only do budgets, scope changes, and fast track schedules force important design decisions on site, but unforeseen field conditions, contractor errors, and never ending client changes can all keep your team designing and problem solving throughout CA,” Morpholio attests in its press release.