TAG: mobile apps

LawnStarter updates LawnStarter for Providers app

February 21, 2018By

LawnStarter released a newly designed interface for its LawnStarter for Providers app. “It’s a really big step forward for usability and allows us, as a company, to roll new things out to our providers more rapidly,” said Jake Andersson, head of product at LawnStarter. “We care about the experience providers have working with us and believe this will help deepen... read more

Recommender: Mobile apps

January 22, 2018By
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What mobile apps do you use for irrigation and why? Jason Steele Owner, Steele’s Landscapes Wichita, Kan. “I mainly use the Rain Bird mobile app because of the presence of Rain Bird controllers in my area. This app works well.” Jeremiah Ewing Owner, Ground Effects Lawn & Landscape Denton, Md. “I like the Hydrawise app because it gives me total... read more

Uber for the Green Industry

August 4, 2014By

“Do you know what Uber is?” I’ve found myself asking people that question often over the last few months as I’ve worked on the cover story for this issue of LM. No, not uber, the German word for “over.” Uber, with a capital U. If you’re not in the know: Uber is a smartphone app that connects people who need... read more

Mobile technology at your fingertips could change your business

August 4, 2014By

How Uber-like mobile technology could change the way you find, communicate with and bill customers. When Bryan Clayton owned Peach Tree Landscapes, it focused on commercial maintenance. The Nashville, Tenn.-based firm didn’t offer residential mowing. That’s why his staff always kept a list of other landscape companies by the phone to give referrals to homeowners who called the office for... read more

16 more apps to try

December 10, 2013By

5 we thought you might like Bubble Level This app allows users to hold any of the phone’s four sides against an object to test it for level or plumb or lay it down on a flat surface for a 360-degree level. iOS, Android // Free Leafsnap Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers... read more

Applied knowledge

December 3, 2013By and

LM tracked down six mobile app-using landscape professionals. Find out how they save time and money with these tools.  #1 The app: Planimeter Price: $7.99 (iOS) The user: Adam Linnemann, president of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping in Columbia, Ill. When Adam Linnemann provides an estimate, he doesn’t bother with burning fuel to measure property lines at a prospective client’s house.... read more