Field Applications

Bespoke offline management apps to transform the way you manage your team in the field


Teams that function and communicate well are safe and effective teams. Austere team field apps tie together all the components of a risk management system with a fast, lightweight, customised offline portal and app which can be distributed to your team members to improve safety before, during and after remote wilderness activities. Austere team field apps are accessible via desktop, tablet or mobile phone, and are distributed directly to team members using a customised link (without the need or cost of app stores).

Austere team field apps bring your traditional paper forms, maps, risk matrices, incident reports, emergency plans and other essential documents into the hands of its intended users with a fast, clean and easy-to-access offline interface. Alternatively, Austere team field apps can be designed and built for teams/organisations with no existing risk management system in place.

Austere team field apps work seamlessly across all devices

Austere team field apps features:

  • Delivered to your team members with a single URL
  • Customised for your activity/organisation
  • Full offline use (data syncs when back online)
  • Team maps with field data, and offline, online, satellite, weather and activity layers
  • Digital forms with high-accuracy (±3m) GPS locations and photos
  • Private (login required) and/or public (no login required) sections
  • Three levels of access (e.g. user, supervisor and manager)
  • Field GPS data point collection (synced to team map)
  • Checklists and inspection forms
  • Form submissions emailed to user and other selected people
  • Contacts directory
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Task/mission briefings
  • Email notifications and reminders

Within 15 seconds of clicking on a link, your team members will have all the documents, maps and forms they need – loaded offline, in their pocket and automatically updated.

Austere Team Field Apps vs SaaS Cloud Hosted Subscriptions

Austere team field apps are different from the normal $/user/month 3rd party hosted options (sometimes referred to as SaaS – Software as a Service). The following table outlines the differences to you make a decision on the right type of application for your team or project.

CategoryAustere team field appsSaaS
OwnershipThe team/client owns the app and data. The client can move the app to a new hosting provider anytimeSubscription-based model. Locked in to a 3rd party provider
CustomisationOn-request. Applications can be tailored to the team’s requirementsUsually not available. Features are limited to the platform. Features may often be suggested and developed in time with enough popularity
DevicesAll devices (cross-platform) as a single app or websiteUsually cross-platform. Three or more apps to maintain (iOS, Android and web).
DistributionDelivered directly to your team by a single URL.Via app stores. Users require accounts and a credit card, even for free apps
Initial cost$2500 – $10000 depending on features. No limit on usersNormally free to get started
Ongoing costsNil for small-medium team$7-$35/user/month depending on features

Austere team field apps are available as a single outright purchase or with a subscription-based pricing model. Get in touch for a no-obligation chat about the best system to suit your team or activity.

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