Podio apps are often used for business-specific project management and tracking functions, as with the swimming pool company that devised an app for logging worker visits and activities at each customer location. They don't need their employees to design or modify an app like that on the go, but they do want them to be able to access it, Froda said. In the space of a few minutes, he was able to demonstrate how to create a simple project management app including a progress bar and an image upload field using the Web user interface, then access that app from the iPad. On the iPad, the user interface adapted itself to offer larger buttons for selecting choices, allowed him to adjust the project progress bar with fingertip control, and let him take a photo with the iPad's camera for the form's image field. For file attachments, the app can either access files stored on the iPad or retrieve them from cloud services including ShareFile, Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive.
In the YouTube clip below, video production company 12Stars Media, a beta user of the iPad client, talks about how it has already started to put the technology to work. "We use Podio to manage our entire video production company, including internal collaboration, project management with our producers, and CRM,” CEO Rocky Walls said in a statement. "The new Podio app for iPad is transforming the way we work while away from the office, making us more responsive, productive, and efficient when on location or traveling."
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