Back in June, Google introduced Google Maps Coordinate, a tool designed to improve the communication between businesses and their employees while they’re on the go.
Update: Google has now officially announced the app.
The tool has been available on Android, but now there’s an iPhone version in the App Store, with a shorter name – Google Coordinate. According to iDownloadBlog (via TheNextWeb), it’s been released in New Zealand, but you can get it here in the U.S. too.
As Google explained in its initial announcement, employees download the app, and share their location in real-time, while recording data. “Mobile teams often need to collect information while out in the field. Google Maps Coordinate allows the admin to customize the fields that the mobile team needs to capture and collect – from measurements to client contact details – directly in the app,” said senior product manager Daniel Chu.
The dispatcher back at the office can create teams, manage jobs and view past jobs and locations.
The app requires a license for functionality, so not everyone will be able to just download it and start using it.