In a bold and imaginative initiative, the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has launched a new free App for iOS and Android devices that makes finding a commercial, or yacht and small craft marine surveyor by area, or specialism, fast and simple. Not only a key benefit for members of IIMS, it will make the search for a surveyor easier for the boating and yachting public, brokers, P&I Clubs, marine insurers – in fact anyone needing the services of a marine surveyor on an occasional or ongoing basis. IIMS member surveyors will be granted access to the back end web site behind the App where they can manage their listing and specialization, subject to the usual checks and final authorisation by IIMS head office.
The App can be downloaded in the usual way from either the Google Play Store or App Store. Just search for’ Marine Surveyor Search’.
Commenting on this bold initiative, Mike Schwarz, IIMS Chief Executive Officer, said, “IIMS has made a significant investment in App technology to make the process of finding a marine surveyor simple. The project has taken a year to scope out and complete, but it lifts the digital activities of IIMS to the next level. I am delighted at the ease of use and how fast it is to find a surveyor and connect with them at the push of a button.”
The App has been developed in partnership with eDot Solutions, Goa, the company that has already successfully delivered two other Apps for IIMS.
The content is drawn from the current IIMS practicing surveyor membership, which has been loaded in its entirety into the App – some 700+ surveyors in over 100 countries worldwide.
Key features of the App include a simple search function by name, by skill set and by location, including the nearest port. Additionally, the App will allow users to rate a surveyor. Communication with a chosen surveyor is easy with contact being made by email or telephone at the press of a button.