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5 Handy Smartphone Apps For Mining Workers

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We often hear a lot about top social media or business apps. But what about apps for workers in the mining industry? There are quite a few around that will help miners keep up to date on the mining industry or help manage the varied work load. Some are as good as the next and some arenât worth the download time. In saying that, weâve put together the top 5 handy apps that every mining worker should have.

The Mining News from Mining.com

The title speaks for itself. This is your one stop shop for mining related news. Theyâve got coverage about precious metals, commentary, mining education, suppliers and equipment. Want to have the one up on the competition? Catch up on all the current mining news on mining company activities, follow currency changes and pour over market data from the worldâs major exchanges. Sharing is caring with this app and if you find something that interests you then you can Tweet, Facebook, bookmark or email it.

Mining Jobs

If SEEK or CareerOne arenât cutting the mustard on the mining job front, then the Mining Jobâs app might be more suited to your needs. Itâs a fun interactive app that focuses on finding you jobs in the Australian and overseas mining industry. Some of the biggest mining recruitment agencies like One Key Resources choose to list their available positions on this app. Amongst the job posts, they also have career advice, training and videos tools. These are valuable for those who want to kickstart their mining career or simply go in a new direction.

The Glossary of Mining and Geological Terms

Attention geologists, scientists and uni students. Donât ignore this app. The Glossary of Mining and Geological Terms contains over 1300 mining-related terms with definitions, available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Its basic interface is simple to use and is super handy for all those times you think whatâs that word again?!

Sleep Cycle

Letâs face it, working in mining can be harsh on your sleeping patterns. One day you might be starting the midnight shift and the next shift could be on a different time spectrum. It can be a bit tricky knowing when to go to sleep or how much sleep youâll need to get to be fully alert for long day of work. One app that can help this dilemma is Sleep Cycle. This is an intelligent alarm clock that monitors your movements and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase. Just by setting a 30 minute alarm window and placing your iPhone underneath your pillow, Sleep Cycle will use the accelerometer in your phone to determine what phase of sleep you are in. Itâs the natural way to wake up feeling relaxed and rested

Fifo RNR

An app that makes keeping track of rosters and rotations is one we couldnât ignore. Fifo RNR is easy to use, allowing you to enter your roster quickly and share with your friends, family and service providers. It makes finding time for a social life that much simpler. Along with providing you with annual leave calendar, Fifo RNR sets alarms which change according to your shift.

Well there you have it, our top useful apps for mining workers. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.


Written by Hamish Lee















5 Handy Smartphone Apps For Mining Workers - Image 1

We often hear a lot about top social media or business apps. But what about apps for workers in the mining industry? There are quite a few around that will help miners keep up to date on the mining industry or help manage the varied work load. Some are as good as the next and some arenât worth the download time. In saying that, weâve put together the top 5 handy apps that every mining worker should have.

The Mining News from Mining.com

The title speaks for itself. This is your one stop shop for mining related news. Theyâve got coverage about precious metals, commentary, mining education, suppliers and equipment. Want to have the one up on the competition? Catch up on all the current mining news on mining company activities, follow currency changes and pour over market data from the worldâs major exchanges. Sharing is caring with this app and if you find something that interests you then you can Tweet, Facebook, bookmark or email it.

Mining Jobs

If SEEK or CareerOne arenât cutting the mustard on the mining job front, then the Mining Jobâs app might be more suited to your needs. Itâs a fun interactive app that focuses on finding you jobs in the Australian and overseas mining industry. Some of the biggest mining recruitment agencies like One Key Resources choose to list their available positions on this app. Amongst the job posts, they also have career advice, training and videos tools. These are valuable for those who want to kickstart their mining career or simply go in a new direction.

The Glossary of Mining and Geological Terms

Attention geologists, scientists and uni students. Donât ignore this app. The Glossary of Mining and Geological Terms contains over 1300 mining-related terms with definitions, available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Its basic interface is simple to use and is super handy for all those times you think whatâs that word again?!

Sleep Cycle

Letâs face it, working in mining can be harsh on your sleeping patterns. One day you might be starting the midnight shift and the next shift could be on a different time spectrum. It can be a bit tricky knowing when to go to sleep or how much sleep youâll need to get to be fully alert for long day of work. One app that can help this dilemma is Sleep Cycle. This is an intelligent alarm clock that monitors your movements and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase. Just by setting a 30 minute alarm window and placing your iPhone underneath your pillow, Sleep Cycle will use the accelerometer in your phone to determine what phase of sleep you are in. Itâs the natural way to wake up feeling relaxed and rested

Fifo RNR

An app that makes keeping track of rosters and rotations is one we couldnât ignore. Fifo RNR is easy to use, allowing you to enter your roster quickly and share with your friends, family and service providers. It makes finding time for a social life that much simpler. Along with providing you with annual leave calendar, Fifo RNR sets alarms which change according to your shift.

Well there you have it, our top useful apps for mining workers. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Written by Hamish Lee

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