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Poll: Would you like to have a ProZ.com smartphone application?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Would you like to have a ProZ.com smartphone application?".

This poll was originally submitted by sazo. View the poll results »



 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 03:11
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
What's this? Jun 20, 2012

And why should I have it?
If it was a must-have, I'd already heard about it and might've already got one. Is this a sales pitch? icon_confused.gif


 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:11
Member
German to English
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I'd quite like a Blue Board app Jun 20, 2012

I've quite often accessed the Blue Board via my phone when I've been contacted by a new agency when out and about. It's a little bit clunky, and a simple app where I could just enter the agency name would be brilliant.

Apart from that, I can't see much need.


 

Clara Chassany  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 21:11
Member (2012)
Finnish to French
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If I had a smartphone I guess I would like to have a Proz app. Jun 20, 2012

Assuming it would allow to see the posted jobs and directly send quotes.

 

Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:11
Member (2009)
Spanish to Italian
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Yes Jun 20, 2012

would be great. Some quick and efficient functionality. Why not.

Pity for my smartphone video (small). And above all for me.


 

Desiree Staude
Germany
Local time: 20:11
English to German
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Yes and no Jun 20, 2012

If I would use my smartphone as such it would be great to have this app.

As I only use it a normal mobile phone, I don't need it.

In general, I think it would be good to have the option to get the app as there might be some who would certainly use it.

Question: Would this app only be available for smartphones or also for tablet PCs?


 

Louisa Berry
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:11
Member (2009)
German to English
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Quoting on jobs when out and about Jun 20, 2012

As I have templates saved I thought it would be quick and easy to quote on something when out and about. Unfortunately (probably not Proz's fault) when I try to click on a template in a quote from my iPhone nothing happens.

It would be nice to have an app to easily submit quotes and check the BlueBoard.

Louisa


 

Veronica Lupascu  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:11
Dutch to Romanian
+ ...
Yes and no Jun 20, 2012

I work from home most of the time and my 2 desktops are permanently on, in different parts of the house. I am sitting at my computer basically all day long and during weekends or holidays I prefer not to think about work and proz, therefore receiving some emails on my smartphone is more than enough. Actually I don't even use my phone that much, and I could easily live without a mobile phone, because I am home most of the times and I definitely prefer email communication with clients and face-to-face communication with friends.

It is an interesting idea, maybe for interpreters, that have to work on different locations.

Right now I don't need such an App.



[Edited at 2012-06-20 09:05 GMT]


 

svenfrade  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:11
French to German
+ ...
No Jun 20, 2012

I don't own a smartphone and don't plan to buy one so I don't need any apps whatsoever.

 

Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:11
German to English
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No smartphone Jun 20, 2012

I don't have a smartphone and don't plan to buy one in the near future, so I wouldn't have any use for such an app.

 

Manuela Junghans  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:11
Member (2004)
English to German
+ ...
I´m glad to hear... Jun 20, 2012

...that I´m not the only one still living in the past century, not using a smartphone.

And as Veronica said, we tend to spend too much time in front of our computers anyway. So when I´m out and about then I´m out and about for a reason, and don´t want to think about work too much.



[Edited at 2012-06-20 09:33 GMT]


 

Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 21:11
Member (2011)
English to Russian
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no smartphone - no need to have this app Jun 20, 2012

Guys, if you do not have a smartphone, it is natural that you do not need such an app. Since I use my smartphone almost every day to be online, I would definitely use any app that allows for comfortable quoting, surfing through proz.com pages, etc.

Definitely yes!


 

Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
Member (2007)
English to Chinese
+ ...
Yes, sure Jun 20, 2012

and if I don't like it or find it not useful I can always choose not to use it. icon_smile.gif

 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:11
Hebrew to English
Another poll based on an assumption Jun 20, 2012

Yesterday's poll:
Assumption that we all own/use CAT tools

Today's poll:
Assumption that we all own/use smartphones

They exclude a sizeable proportion of answerers and their discussions never really get off the ground, much less become "robust".


 

xxxInterlangue
Angola
Local time: 20:11
English to French
+ ...
Maybe ... Jun 20, 2012

I should have voted "other" instead of "no"

Chun Un wrote:

and if I don't like it or find it not useful I can always choose not to use it. icon_smile.gif


I would not find it useful: when I work, I concentrate on work - and that happens in my office. When I do not work, other things and/or people get my full attention... No smartphone for me.


 
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