DoddlePro brings Interactive Call Sheets to the App Store
As you may recall from our previous coverage, Doddle is a huge online huge production directory. Inside, you can find virtually any piece of gear, service, or crew member. Up until now, there were only two flavors of Doddle in the App Store. Doddle (free, but has ads) and Doddle Premium ($2.99, no ads).
The new doddlePRO ($9.99) adds digital interactive call sheets that work alongside the vast database that the company has compiled since its launch.
All three versions feature a clean interface with easy to access features. I’ve reviewed just about every call sheet app in the app store, so let’s look at how doddlePRO compares.
The call sheet section allows you to create, edit and view call sheets on the go, including those created and shared by other Doddle users. What makes Doddle different from the other call sheet apps is the inclusion of interactive features. Now you may be asking yourself, “How can a call sheet be interactive?” First, when you select your shooting date and location, the weather report is inserted automatically, and is always kept up-to-date. The app also automatically adds emergency info, like the address for the nearest hospital. Secondly, any phone number or address you tap will open in its respective app.
In doddlePRO, call sheets can be created in about 5 minutes. And unlike the other call sheet apps, doddlePRO can handle contact information in multiple ways. You can import contacts from the address book, enter them manually, and import them directly from Doddle’s massive database of industry professionals. Doddle includes all the usual categories and fields (including radio channels), and also includes the option to create your own in their notes section. Crew members who own doddlePRO can open your crew sheets right in the app, and benefit from the interactive features. For crew members without doddlePRO, you can still email PDF call sheets straight from the app.
Doddle had initially promised to get the PRO in the hands of industry professionals many months ago. Well, better late then never. Doddle’s directory has captured industry-wide attention. This is reason enough to download the free version (without interactive call sheets). However, the ability to import contacts into digital call sheets directly from Doddle’s directory, makes the PRO version a very compelling app (and platform). I am hard pressed to find any major issues with this application, since it has so many uses.
by Mobile Imagination
doddlePRO is an amazing mobile international Film and Television Production Resource Directory integrated with digital interactive Call Sheets. Now we are offering in-app purchase Subscriptions to receive our in-depth doddle daily News and the ability to remove the watermark off of the Shared PDF Call Sheets. With this app you will also have access to our online interface for call sheet creation.
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“doddlePRO is genius ...We finally have a production tool that really works!” Stephanie Wrate
Production Manager, 5 Creative/Channel 5 UK
doddle's resource directory features all resources that touch the production world from Producers, Directors, Photographers, Grips, Gaffers, Sound, Talent, Hotels, Restaurant, Catering and Transportation, etc. doddle puts the industry at your fingertips.
doddlePRO has all the features of doddle plus the ability to create, edit, sync and distribute digital and PDF versions of your Call Sheet
*New Group SMS and Email communication by individual or department on your Call sSeet.
*Call Sheets Are Synced and Saved In The Cloud
*Sync your Call Sheets with web based - doddlePRO Online (subscription required)
*Sync unlimited Favorites Lists
*Add Images to make your Locations, Schedules, and Talent sections come alive
*Add Crew/Vendors From your Local Contacts, Manually, or from the doddle Directory Right Into Your Call Sheet
*Auto - Update Weather and Emergency Info for your Shoot or Event For Each Date/Location
*GPS Marking For Location Scouting right in the app. Audio Turn by Turn Directions with IOS 6.
*Send Internal Call Sheet Notes to any member right in your Call Sheet.
*Receive Call Sheet email delivery reports after every send
*Assign Editing rights to your call sheet
*Assign Individual call times to your crew (Choose Report, OnCall, or Pickup) , cascade time changes by department or universally
*Add Call Sheet resources from your doddle "favorites", "recents", and "prior call sheets"
*Display 2-way radio Channels by Departments
*Instantly copy and rename your call sheets
The doddle Directory
*Free to List, Free To Register, Free to Search (Optional upgrades available)
*Search 100’s of categories for vendors, crew, talent, Film Offices and State Agencies
*Find Professional Vendors, Crew, Talent, Locations, and Film Offices by Distance from search target area, closest to your other contacts or from "where you're standing"
*Premium Listings available for Purchase include detailed bios, Resumes/CV’s, Photos/Headshots, and Full Motion videos linked from Youtube
*Communicate Instantly with listings via phone, SMS, Email
*Create Unlimited Favorites Groups..favorite sound guys in la, favorite Grips in New Orleans,...you decide
*International Guide - Including US, UK, Canada, and South Africa
The Subscription allows you to unlock all news categories in our doddleNEWS section
The Subscription allows you to release the watermark on all shared PDF's when sending call sheets
Length and Price of Subscription -You can subscribe with three different options: Monthly, for $11.99/month; Quarterly, for $29.99/quarter, or save big with a Yearly subscription for $99.00/year.
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- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period