One of the most common mobile business transformational projects we see today are in the category of Remote Workforce Management. These types of applications enable the management of a company's resources employed at or en route to the property of clients, rather than on company property.
Typically it contains a client app for the offsite end user and a management web portal console for managing the resources, assigning tasks and reporting. Examples include locating vehicles, managing worker activity, scheduling and dispatching work, ensuring driver safety, and integrating the management of such activities with inventory, billing, accounting and other back-office systems.
Recognising this trend and understand the modularity of the components of the solutions, at Red Hat Mobile we’ve developed an Open Source project called RainCatcher. RainCatcher is a set of Modules that allows for the composition of a bespoke Workforce Management solutions. The modules build on the capabilities already available in the Mobile Platform, such as Data Synchronization. Come and hear more about RainCatcher and how you can build your own solutions or get involved in the project.