eTape Construction from Velocity Robotics is a productivity tool for builders, both professional and DIY. eTape Construction integrates the eTape16 Bluetooth tape measure from eMeasure, Inc., the world's only Bluetooth tape measure. New measurements from the Bluetooth tape measure are added to a cut list in the app, which can be shared between multiple handsets via the cloud sharing service from Velocity Robotics.
Use Case #1
A DIY remodeler is tiling a bathroom addition in her basement by herself. She has the layout done and all of the field tiles installed. Now, she needs to cut all of the edge pieces. She pulls out her eTAPE Bluetooth tape measure. She doesn't need to pause to write down the measurements or limit herself to the 2 or 3 that she can remember. She just makes all of her measurements with a touch of a button on the tape measure, and heads out to her tile saw. She makes all of her cuts, and then takes the cut tile back to her bathroom for installation.
Use Case #2
A professional remodeling crew of 2 is finishing an attic, and they're installing the final finish-work, the trim molding. One of the crew is measuring in the the attic, and the other is cutting the boards. As the measurements are made with the Bluetooth tape, they go into the shared cut list. The second crew member sees each new measurement, cuts the board, and then moves on to the next until all the measurements are made and boards cut. This saves a tremendous amount of time that is normally spent running up-and-down the stairs between the room and the saw. And, because the measurements went straight from the tape measure to the app, the human measurement error was eliminated along with the associated wasted cuts.
Use Case #3
A professional handyman is replacing all of the windows on the second floor of a house. The first thing he does is measure each existing window to provide an estimate to his customer. He pulls out his Bluetooth tape measure and starts measuring. With each button press on the tape, a new measurement goes into his window list on the eTape Construction app. He exports his list into a spreadsheet, and generates a quote. When the customer hires him, he uses the same measurements to order the new windows and the material for the trim. Since he has the exact measurements on the windows, he can pre-cut and pre-finish the trim at his shop. When he arrives at the house to install the windows and trim, he can get in and get out quickly, and minimize his customer's down-time.
Bug fix for Quick Measure lists.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.