The One Tool Customers Won't Want To Be Without

The Trilix interactive team has been hard at work since December 2013 developing and perfecting the Pocket Engineer, a tool that’s becoming invaluable for McWane, Inc. and its customers. Trilix first developed a mobile site, and then iOS and Android versions of the Pocket Engineer. All were unveiled at the 2014 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Conference.

The Pocket Engineer allows users to easily retrieve pertinent information about several of McWane's ductile iron pipe, valve and hydrant, and plumbing division companies. Marketing pieces, submittal data, manufacturing videos, sales contacts and more are now merely a click away. Tools like an automatic calculator are also built in, allowing field workers to quickly retrieve data that would otherwise be too time consuming to compute. Engineers, contractors and prospective customers alike are now able access critical information on demand, making doing business at McWane easier than ever.

Developing a tool like the Pocket Engineer was an exciting challenge for Trilix's talented and dedicated web developers and designers. Senior Interactive Designer Jeremy Koppin was the Pocket Engineer's front-end designer while Senior Developer Peter Rincker was tasked with building the back end, which seamlessly synchronizes data between McWane’s company sites and the Pocket Engineer. To do this, Peter had to modify the administrative side of each of McWane’s live sites — including corporate, ductile iron pipe and valve and hydrant — to make the Pocket Engineer work properly.

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