Aircraft Refuel-er Goes Mobile By Choosing Canvas Custom Mobile Apps

By Scott Shea on April 19, 2013

A large aircraft refueling company that has been around for more than 60 years has recently decided to get rid of the headache that is paper and take those forms mobile.  This Midwest company found Canvas and realized the potential right away.  Almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet nowadays, so why not take advantage of it for business as well?


The company is starting to use Canvas in one sector in particular which involves Crane Inspections.  It is very important to have the Cranes thoroughly inspected before they are used in any operational way.  The users on the account were able to build a simple but effective Canvas app easily using the App Builder.  The app builder allows you to drag and drop your way to your very own customized mobile application.  This particular application took advantage of Checkboxes so they can quickly denote which items are relevant to the submission.

The other feature that was necessary for the users was the ability to create calculations.  When dealing with Cranes, weight is a critical factor.  Being able to quickly punch in different weights of different pieces and have the calculations immediately done for you makes life much easier for the person filling out the mobile form.  Canvas has the ability create any calculation using Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.  So while this user needed to add weight, other companies can calculate prices, quantities, or anything else you can think of. 

If you are interested in creating your own mobile app, watch this quick video tutorial  We also have a plethora of pre-built applications that can be downloaded and modified for free.  To search, go to  If you sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial, you can send us any paper form you currently use and we will convert it to a custom mobile app for free.  Just go to