I wrote a program for cell phones that run java (works awesome on a treo) about a year ago for a company here in So Cal that does inspections for Farmers Insurance. The inspections were about 25 minute jobs, including answering their exact questions and taking a few photos. It was a broad overview, are there smoke detectors, what type of foundation, etc. The inspectors made about $65 on the job and the homeowner saved 10%-20% on their premiums (I believe it was a sliding scale each year after the inspection).
Anyways, I’m curious if anyone else is doing these inspections across the country? The program allowed you to answer all the options on the phone by checking a few boxes and answering a few questions, then uploaded the report via the cellular network where the pdf was created and emailed off to Farmers and the homeowner.
The program took me about 4 months to write so if anyone else out there is doing these inspections I’d like to know. I haven’t tried marketing it to anyone other than the few companies here in So. California.
Let me know if they go on elsewhere in the country.