How to Pick an Android Phone for The Gig Economy

How to Pick an Android Phone for The Gig Economy

 

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If you are considering doing full or part time driving or delivery work you will get around to considering how to pick an Android phone for the gig economy

What Do You Need?

When you join Amazon Flex and many other Gig economy driver or delivery schemes such as Deliveroo and Uber you will need a vehicle and an Android or an iOS phone to a minimum spec and memory. Your device is likely to need to have a camera with a flash and GPS Location Services.

Most opt to go with Android over iOS devices based on affordability, a variety of rugged phone options and better device management connectivity.

7 Reasons to Use a Separate Smartphone

Yes you can use your private phone. But is it Rugged enough?  The phone will likely get a lot of wear and tear especially if you end up being very busy day after day. Inevitably you will drop the power jack may well become worn and the weather could take its toll.

This is a really important tool for your Gig life your success may well revolve around this.

  1. Longer Battery Life. Typically purpose built devices have higher capacity batteries than a standard smartphone.
  2. Pick something more Rugged and sealed. Purpose built devices are typically tested to multiple 4 foot drops.
  3. Longer life cycle. Enterprise grade devices tend to remain the same for longer therefore making repairs less costly.
  4. Lower cost extended maintenance plans.
  5. Out of the box value added features such as device management.
  6. High performance durable construction and components.
  7. Longer life vehicle mount options. Better quality components so they last longer.

Driving Heath and Safety

If you are using your Phone for calls or navigation whilst driving take some time to gen up on some tips here and here.

Barcode Scanning

If your Gig requires higher than average rates of barcode scanning make sure you pick a device with a dedicated scanner. You will be pleased you did. If you are just scanning a few codes per day, use a scan through the camera app, we can help you pick one.

Tax For Gig Economy Workers

In the UK the Vast majority of Gig economy drivers are self-employed. As such you are responsible for paying your own taxes and National Insurance contributions. This means completing a self-assessment tax return each year. Good news is that you do not pay taxes on all your income only your profits. This means you can deduct your business expenses from your total earnings. Learn More

Our Unitech Rugged Android Handheld Bundle

Our Unitech EA502 is a  fully featured enterprise grade handheld that has a huge array of accessories and value added features. A typical user will have this device in service for around 5-6 years. This is the sort of device that major delivery and field service organisations are using for long term sustainability.

At our shop you can pick up a device vehicle cradle and mount use the coupon GIG19 to get 10% off. Delivery is free in the UK and flat rate into other countries in EMEA.

How to pick an Android phone for the gig economy get in touch by phone or use web chat to talk to our team about equipment specification your mobility deployment project leasing and device management.

 Picking an Android Phone for The Gig Economy How to pick an Android Phone for The Gig Economy

 

MobileWorxs Adds Unitech Mobile Devices To Its Range

MobileWorxs adds Unitech Mobile Devices to its Range

MobileWorxs Adds Unitech Mobile Devices To Its Range

 

When an enterprise has numerous mission-critical handheld devices deployed across their operation and a technology refresh is needed, a change-over strategy is key to the successful roll-out of new devices to minimise disruptions in the supply chain.

Before this can be done, a deployment plan needs to be in place, which should also include the necessary training to ensure that all mobile workers are familiar with the new technology and competent to hit the road running at the ‘go live’ date. In addition, it’s also important to thoroughly test related software apps and iron out any glitches.

What is imminent in the mobile enterprise industry is the pending end-of-life deadline for Windows Mobile OS in December 2019.  According to MobileWorxs’ MD, Andrew Cahill, many of their customers are considering replacing their aging Microsoft PDA-based devices and migrating to Android across their supply chains.

To meet this increasing demand and provide more market choice, MobileWorxs has added the Unitech range of rugged Android handhelds to their product portfolio, along with the necessary sales and help desk support capabilities. “The Unitech range will be a popular and viable replacement option, as it combines a wide variety of technical options, affordability, quality and reliability in a brand that has established its credibility over 30 years across 25 countries,” he adds.

Paul Johnston, Sales Manager Unitech UK and Ireland says; “We look forward to supplying our range of enterprise mobile computers, rugged handheld PDAs, industrial tablets, RFID readers, barcode scanners, and other mobile devices to MobileWorxs’ customers, whether they are migrating to the Android platform, or looking to install affordable and reliable new technology.”

Key Unitech Mobile Devices

MobileWorxs will initially focus on four scan enabled products, with more devices introduced over time. The Unitech EA500 / EA502 rugged Android Smartphone is a rugged 5” mobile enterprise level computer combining strong features with powerful data collection for a variety of vertical applications within the retail, transport, logistics, and field service sectors.

The Unitech PA730 is an Android rugged handheld computer, built on the fastest growing and most popular mobile platform. This lightweight and pocketable device is versatile enough for a variety of applications in retail, event ticketing, asset tracking, and inventory management.

Next up is the Unitech TB85, an 8″ Android 8.0 device, which can connect to multiple modules, such as a scanner, making it versatile for multiple tasks across many industry sectors. The Unitech PA726 handheld computer is designed to optimise any business and features Android 7.1.2 for the most up-to-date Android experience for many enterprise applications.

Cahill says that they have also included a Unitech EA602 entry level mobile computer with RFID for for quick and accurate vertical applications in warehouse and distribution centre within the retail, transport, logistics, and field service sectors.

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Get in touch to arrange a show and tell of any of the Unitech Mobile Devices.