Dupont sent us an iPod Touch to try their mySurface app (available as a free download at the iTunes Store). Basically, the application is a catalog of the colors and finishes available for Corian and Zodiaq, two of their products for surfaces.
I already knew Corian, as it is one of the best surface solutions for countertops and furniture. Zodiaq is a product with more resistance, as it incorporates pure quartz crystal, making it more durable and scratch resistant.
What I like about this is that you no longer have to carry the big physical samples, and it becomes very useful when you are on site with the client discussing the finishes.
As you can see on the screenshots below, you can easily navigate through the color/finishes palette, and save your favorites for easy access. For a more accurate comparison, you can see the texture at full screen and place the iPhone/iPod over the desired surface. It also includes some sample images of projects using these products.
What do you think?
More screenshots and my vision on how this app could be improved after the break:
This app is way more useful than the old printed color samples, but I feel that it doesn´t make full use of what these devices can offer. I wish they could develop a version that allows you to take a photo of a surface, mark 4 points to define a plane and automatically place the desired texture for a more realistic look. This is very easy to do on your computer using Photoshop, but with the added mobility of the iPhone/iPod this can become a very good tool to make decision on site.