Mobile Site Diary is a new app developed as an alternative to paper-based site diaries kept by contract engineers to document the progress of construction projects. Historically, maintaining site journals and archiving (and
retrieving) information has been timeconsuming. Site diaries are usually hand-written by engineers, reviewed by managers and then scanned and archived. Photographs supporting diary entries are often stored separately. Mobile Site Diary aims to eliminate the ineffiiencies of paper site diaries by providing a quick and easy way to record information digitally. The app’s developer Appear Networks says that unlike other apps, Site Diary enables users to complete and save entries in less than 90 seconds, thanks to a variety of time-saving features including drop down menus of pre-confiured event options; the automatic recording of local weather conditions; the storage of digital photos with records; and automatic backup and cloud storage.