In 1969 NASA took three astronauts to the moon using computers that were, at the time, state of the art. Looking back, we realize what an accomplishment that really was as the computing power in comparison to modern devices is laughable. To give a sense of the rate of change, a current iPhone could be used to guide 120,000,000 Apollo era spacecraft to the moon, all at the same time! We have incredibly powerful computers in our pockets all the time and so it makes sense to use them whenever we can.
The use of mobile technologies is continuing to explode in both personal and professional contexts and is no different in aviation. The use of tablets and smartphones in the cockpit, on the hangar floor and in the office are common place. Staff now expect to be able to do things on the devices they carry with them every day. Also, some of us are even quicker at navigating things "with our thumbs" than with a mouse and keyboard and so there are often efficiency gains when completing certain tasks on smartphones.
Here at Aeronet, we recognized that our users completed many tasks that they could be carried out on a simpler, mobile version of Aeronet and so we introduced /mobile.
Over the years of having this available, we've been adding different functionality as required to, where now, most things you need to be able to do quickly and on the go can be done on the /mobile version of Aeronet.
So what can be done from /mobile:
|- Parts Search||- Expense||- Agricultural Work Orders|
|- Order Parts||- Flights||- Due Date Control|
|- Issue Parts||- Flight & Duty||- Bookings|
|- New Work Orders||- Tech Log||- Execute Tasks|
|- New Service Order||- New Tasks||- Documents|
|- New Time||- Raise Demand||- Create RFQs|
Not every Aeronet client requires all of the functions listed above on /mobile as it is dependent on your install requirements and what users see what functions is controlled in the users module. Admins will have full control over who see what in both desktop and mobile Aeronet.
Let's break down each of those /mobile functions to explain when and where they may be helpful.
As the name suggests, this feature lets you search for part that you have in your inventory and then either Raise Demand for that part, Issue that part to a work order or create a new quote for the part.
New Work Orders
New Service Order
Log Expense claims against Work Orders
Here a pilot is able to add a new flight or select and complete a flight that already exists. Any fields from your flights module can be included or excluded from the mobile form dependent on what you want your pilots to complete.
Flight & Duty
Agricultural Work Orders
Due Date Control
How do I get Aeronet on my mobile?
Aeronet on mobile is not an app to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It is actually a mobile version of the Aeronet web application. This means you access it via your phones web browser. That might be Google Chrome if you are on an Android device or Safari if your using an Apple phone. Go to the same address you access Aeronet on your computer at and add /mobile to the end. For example: demo.aeronet.nz/mobile Login with your usual login credentials and you're ready to go. If you can't see the icons you need to, contact your Aeronet administrator inside of your organization and they can give you access to the correct user privileges.
If you are the Aeronet Admin and you need your mobile version set up correctly or would like training on how to best set it up, contact the Aeronet support team on firstname.lastname@example.org and they can help get things set up and customized as you'd like.
Note: The new and improved Graphic User Interface shown in the image above is due for release in Aeronet Version 4.0 so will differ for anyone using an earlier version.