You are only as good as your tools. This saying (however cliché) rings true for not only builders but also companies like us, whose business is helping contractors and architects build projects faster and for less. Today, these tools take the form of technology and services. Looking online or in the app store, it seems there are now more construction apps and software than screwdriver brands. “Construction clouds” are becoming as common as actual clouds, so how do you tell them apart?
While the functions may be similar across brands and solutions, it’s what the technology is made of that matters. To the untrained eye, all high rise apartments are the same, but you know the structure, material, and builders are what the make the difference. The same is true about construction apps and software. For SKYSITE, it’s a strong technical foundation that makes it the #1 construction productivity app.
The SKYSITE DNA
1. SKYSITE is a hybrid solution, using Microsoft.net (.NET) and an open-source foundation.
Why It Matters to You: The hybridization of open-source components (PHP and Python) and .NET makes the solution work faster and more secure while providing a more flexible foundation for changes and improvements to be made.
PHP makes SKYSITE fast and scalable. With PHP, there are no load stresses or scalability issues.
Python on the frontend not only works really well with .NET but it also doesn’t have any loads or layers. It’s a clean slate that scientists have to work on without any help of the tools.
The Microsoft framework provides you with superior security, plugging any open-source vulnerabilities.
While open-source components bring speed and scalability, total open-source means anyone can walk in with you, accessing your login, and can break the open-source pages. The Hybrid solution gives you security without compromising agility.
2. SKYSITE gives us images using Microsoft’s Model View Controller (MVC).
Why It Matters to You: SKYSITE Viewer gives you crisper and cleaner pages with faster load times.
Nobody has built a better algorithm than what Microsoft has done with the Model View Controller. Once you type in what you’re looking for, MVC quickly pulls it together and renders a nice looking image from the cloud.
3. SKYSITE optimizes page sizes using Silverlight.
Why It Matters to You: Silverlight, as the name suggests, makes every page very light, allowing you to move through a lot more content much faster.
In the old days, each page used to be 10–12MB. Today, you’re not even using 1MB.
4. SKYSITE is made by computer engineers, not programmers.
What It Matters to You: SKYSITE is created from the ground up with construction and architecture professionals in mind.
The Complexity Keeps Things Simple
Ultimately, the SKYSITE DNA makes the end product easier for people to use. There’s no brain surgery or software to learn.
Talk to a rep here to learn more about SKYSITE.