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An Apple iPhone, like one of our pattern imprinted concrete driveways, is a great combination of design and construction. One of the iPhone’s selling points is the variety of applications – or “apps” – that you can download on to it. These apps are bespoke software programs that can perform any number of functions, and there are a huge variety of them available.
Admittedly, many of them seem at best unnecessary and at worst a little ridiculous. Want to play monopoly, but can’t find any dice? There’s a dice-rolling app. Want to sing like an R&B star? There’s an autotune app.
Every so often, however, someone creates an iPhone application which could be really useful. We’re particularly interested by this concrete volume and price calculating app. It’s a pocket-portable way of working out how much concrete would be necessary to surface a given area, and can even provide some idea of the price. All you need to know is the dimensions of the area to be surfaced; length, width, and the necessary sub-base depth according to what kind of traffic will be using the surface.
Obviously, this app is no replacement for the knowledge we’ve gained through years of experience installing P.I.C driveways. And we wouldn’t suggest that you should take this app’s calculations as gospel; consulting a good contractor is the only way to be sure of getting the right price. But still, it’s nice to see that as portable software-based technology progresses, people are constantly finding new practical uses for it.
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4th March 2010