As part of this project, Tascomi also developed a mobile-working app to enable Animal Welfare Officers to view and update their caseload while in the field. Similar to the Tascomi Licensing app used by Licencing Officers in many Northern Ireland Local Authorities, this app has off-line functionality, allowing officers to continue working even without an Internet connection.
Through the app, Animal Welfare Officers have instant access to case information, with the ability to input data remotely, removing unnecessary data re-entry when back at the office. Once an internet connection is available, the officer can then sychronise the new data back to the live system, ensuring that all other authorised Animal Welfare Officers have access to the most up-to-date information. The app also has the ability to provide the officer with directions from the current location to the next case, helping to reduce the travel expenses incurred.