Generate inspection reports using the Blueye App

Friday, June 26, 2020 / Blueye Office

Blueye is committed to providing customers with frictionless access to underwater assets. However, access to assets is only the first part of the puzzle. Many customers need to share pictures, videos, or dive data with colleagues, remote experts, or internal and external stakeholders.

We have previously written about how the drone video stream can be shared in real-time using Microsoft Teams. In some cases, this is the ideal solution. In others, a more traditional report in the form of a document is required.

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Blueye App v2 adds support for report generation.

Today we are releasing our most significant update of the Blueye App yet. One of the prominent new features in this release is the ability to generate an inspection report as a PDF or Word document.

You can share the document directly from your mobile device as is, or you can use it as a starting point and continue to work on it using Microsoft Word for iOS or Android.

Blueye App and Microsoft Word running side-by-side on an iPad Pro
Blueye App and Microsoft Word running side-by-side on an iPad Pro

In the above picture, the Blueye app is running next to the Microsoft Word app on iPadOS. A drone operator can edit and finalize the report directly on the mobile device. This way of leveraging third-party applications is one of the strengths of how the Blueye system uses standard iOS and Android devices to control the drone.

You can annotate the report with drawings or notes to highlight critical findings.
You can annotate the report with drawings or notes to highlight critical findings if you use an iPad or Android Tablet with a digital pen. Hand drawn annotations will be stored in the PDF or Word document.

The Blueye app includes a default report template designed by the Blueye team. The template contains vital telemetry data, information about the date and location of the dive, and a depth chart and any pictures or screenshots captured during the inspection.

Screenshot of a report generated using the default template.
Screenshot of a report generated using the default template.

If the default template does not meet your needs, it is possible to design a custom one using Microsoft Word.

You add dynamic fields using Word merge fields, or custom tags defined by Blueye. You can also add place holders for information your drone operator should enter into the document to complete the generated report. Visit the Blueye Help Center to learn more about report generation, or to find all the details about how to create a custom report template.

Example of a custom template on the left, and the generated report on the right. This is not a real template or report and only created for testing purposes.
Example of a custom template on the left, and the generated report on the right. This is not a real template or report and only created for testing purposes.

If the default template does not meet your needs, it is possible to design a custom one using Microsoft Word.

At Blueye, we acknowledge the fact that getting eyes below the surface is just the first step. Capturing, post-processing, and sharing information is vital for many organizations looking to utilize drones in their daily operations. This app update is just the beginning, and part of our commitment to make underwater inspections as frictionless as possible. Please engage us in the Official Blueye User Group on Facebook, or contact us if you have any feedback, suggestions, or requests for future improvements you wish to see in the Blueye software offering.

This app update is just the beginning, and part of our commitment to make underwater inspections as frictionless as possible.

Contact our Sales Director, Henri Parviainen, if you wish to learn more about how Blueye can help your business get started with underwater inspections using drones.

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Example report generated by the Blueye App

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