I need to make an app based off of a Google Sheet I created which is used in the Oilfield. It’s for dispatching, keeping track of hours, employees, and equipment. It has conditional formatting, data validation, and a simple workflow.
I made it because dispatching was such a headache. I worked for an oilfield service company, which serviced drilling rigs, which means we were on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So when we dispatch, its one guy on the phone, taking calls from customers, calling and coordinating employees to form crews and having to send people with specific tools on specific jobs. With up to 80 employees, you can imagine the struggle of doing that alone.
My Sheet made it easier though. At a glance you could see who was in, who was out, who was off, how many hours they have, and more. Now, I want to go full steam ahead with this idea of mine and I believe I have several good reason why:
- My company lives by my Google Sheet now and it doesn’t even do half the stuff I want it to, things that would make it even better.
- The area I live in has an untapped market for this kind of stuff. All the other apps i’ve come across that are even remotely like this require the employee to have the app, in turn forcing employers to not only supply a phone, but train them.
- The most popular app in the oilfield is RigData. There are well over 7,000 users on this app. The MINIMUM Subscription fee is $25/Per area per MONTH or $75/whole US per MONTH. So even at a minimum of $25/per user per month, they’re looking at Grossing around $175,000 per month. Also keep in mind the amount of upkeep involved, (RIGDATA IS A RIG MAPPING APP THAT HELPS SALESMEN, SERVICE COMPANIES, ETC. FIND DRILLING RIGS) and it’s updated once a week.
- What have you got to lose? I have the next 3 weeks off from work, I’ve been dreaming about doing this for a while now. I have my branding, my app name, my logo, slogan, functionality I need it to have, features i need it to have, everything. I’ve got a lot of literature on it too. This isn’t just a spur of the moment, “omg i have a cool app idea, someone build it for me,” its more like, “I’ve invested a lot of my own time into this idea, have some proven results that indicate a strong desire for such app, and I will be hands on right beside you. I just need someone to help answer all these little questions i have, like why can’t i just press enter to jump to the next text input box after finishing typing in it.”
If anyone is interested and you feel you could help me and get this going, I’m open to negotiating or working something out. When i say partner, I mean it. I will have you sign an NDA, and we can do this the right way. Thanks.