Safety App Of The Week

September 9, 2013 No Comments

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Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

iNAPO

Official Description  

“The films in the Napo series are co-produced by some of the major European Institution which operate for the prevention of work accidents: AUVA -Austria; DGUV –Germany; HSE – UK; INAIL – Italy; INRS – France; SUVA – Switzerland, together with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in Bilbao, Spain. The production company is Via Storia.”1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • entire app can be translated into 5 languages with the push of a button
  • these silent cartoon videos are very professional looking with top notch animation
  • good plots and safety messages
  • length of videos are just short enough so you can use them on the work-floor or job-site
  • large assortment of videos – 16 categories with dozens of individual topics 
  • can be used off-line

Thumbs Down

  • no iPhone version
  • when you make the video “full screen” the picture gets extremely pixelated to the point of being distracting
  • can only watch in the “landscape” format, it does not rotate into the “portrait” mode when you turn your iPad

Overall Rating

  • iPad – ♥♥♥♥
  • Android – ♥♥♥♥

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

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