The new mobile app from iATN gives its members the opportunity to fully participate in all network discussions from their iPhone or iPad. With iATN: Auto Pro Community, members can reply to existing discussions, start new ones and attach photos and videos to their messages. They also can receive notifications when someone replies to their message or participates in a discussion to which they’re subscribed.
Premium iATN subscribers can use the app to search the iATN Knowledge Base, using traditional keyword searches or by scanning a VIN barcode for a vehicle in their shop. Users with a basic iATN membership have the option to enable a Mobile Pass with an in-app purchase, good for seven, 14 or 30 days of Knowledge Base access.
“Within a few seconds from a mobile device, one can scan a VIN barcode and quickly search all of iATN for relevant information, or record a video, photo, etc., and post it for conversation in very short order,” said Scott Brown, iATN president. “We are living in some very interesting times, and we look forward to opening up new ways for iATN members to communicate and leverage the technology they carry in their pockets.”
iATN plans to integrate additional features into the mobile app, including Auto Pro Careers and Auto Pro Wiki, two new services iATN has released in the past year. To offer suggestions and improvements, members are encouraged to use the app’s “feedback” option.
iATN has released the free app for iPhone and iPad first, due to the popularity of these devices among members. A version targeting Android 4.4 and above is in development.
For additional information, automotive industry professionals are welcome to join iATN at iatn.net.