PlanGrid, an iPad app built for managing, viewing, sharing and marking up construction documents, recently secured additional funding through a partnership with cloud-based document storage company, Box. The new funding will allow PlanGrid to bring in additional talent and to add new features to the app.
According to TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden:
At the time of the launch, I wondered aloud whether the construction industry would be a challenging market — the iPad doesn’t seem like the most rugged of gadgets — but PlanGrid’s calculations that their product would be a game-changer have borne out:
Apart from the fact that their customer base is growing, it seems like PlanGrid is actually changing user perception. “Customer feedback has continued to be really great, especially from our in-field users,” says Sutton-Gee. “We’ve had many customers tell us that PlanGrid is the reason they decided to buy iPads, and that we are the killer tablet app for the construction industry. We’ve even had a couple customers tell us they were going to buy Android-based tablets until they found us, and decided to change their IT strategy to incorporate our product.”