Technology is leaving a footprint in industries across the grid; everything from robots in surgery, to automobiles driving themselves; even construction is seeing some pretty cool innovation. There are those of us who are stubborn and refuse change; and then there are those who embrace it immediately. Regardless of which we choose, we are affected by technological advancement one way or another whether we like it or not.
There is an app out there for just about everything. You want a personalized work-out plan? Easy. Shopping assistant? No sweat. Often it is the simplest apps that prove to be the most popular ones.
“Pitch Gauge” is a great app that has proven to be quite useful in multiple industries. It’s simple. It doesn’t do anything that we weren’t able to do prior to its inception, but it makes life easier, and it makes the day-to-day activities safer for all of its users. Oh yeah, and it’s free!
What is Pitch Gauge? It is an app that enables its users to determine roof pitch (or slope) from the ground. That’s right, no need to grab that shaky old ladder from the garage. Not just yet, anyway. Pitch Gauge can also be used to determine the number of squares of a roof when doing an estimate.
Who is finding Pitch Gauge to be useful? Roofers, architects, engineers, construction workers, carpenters, insurance adjusters, firefighters, homeowners, and the list continues. Who would have thought that such a simple app could appeal to such a broad range of users?
Typically, when determining roof pitch, one must either a.) climb the roof and use a device called a pitch gauge (not to be confused with the app), and physically lay it on the roof to determine the roof pitch, or b.)There are various other methods involving plastic or cardboard cards.
Regardless, the Pitch Gauge app gives you an accurate reading from the ground. It uses the camera on your device to do so. You can even take a picture of this pitch (with the actual measurement stamped on it) using a feature called “Snap Pitch,” so that you can email it back to the office, or save it for your archives.
Pitch Gauge was developed by Prolific Methods, LLC, a tech start-up based out of Bethlehem, Georgia. They are promising further innovation for their next release (Pitch Gauge 3.0) which should hit app stores in the next couple of months.
Want to learn how to use “Pitch Gauge?” Check this out: https://speakerdeck.com/u/prolificmethods/p/how-to-estimate-roofs-using-pitch-gauge