Bellman Group, Inc. provides top-notch home inspection training in the state of Illinois. Since 2003, their passion to usher individuals into becoming successful home inspectors has put more than 1,500 students through their program. Bellman Group, Inc. is an approved institution of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and they’ve partnered with nine community colleges across the state to extend the reach of their training.

Business Challenge

Bellman Group, Inc. needed a mobile solution for MyReportWriter, their web-based application that allows inspectors to compile customized reports for clients.

At the time, it was difficult and expensive for inspectors to have a mobile Internet connection, so they used paper forms to record inspection data, which they would then input into MyReportWriter when they had access to an Internet-connected PC. They needed something to eliminate the extra work and increase efficiency, something like a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

That just happens to be one of Smart Pelican’s specialties.


Simply put, we turned MyReportWriter into an app for iOS and Android devices.

Less simply put, we worked closely with their developers to upgrade their APIs and allow the mobile app to synch with the web-based app. We implemented a familiar interface for each operating system, integrated client information management functions, provided reporting features based on NACHI, NAHI, and ASHI standards, and included text presets for common entries to optimize input efficiency.

Per the client’s request, we beefed up the Android version with even more features. Users can include photos, and add measurements and comments (using third-party photo editor). Users can also customize report formatting, download and save reports from the server, and even email reports right from their device.


The MyReportWriter app gives Bellman Group, Inc. home inspectors everything they need to gather data and compile reports in the palm of their hand. They can ditch their pen and paper for an app that provides a friendly user interface, simple navigation, and easy-to-use forms, so they can focus less on performing extra work and more on succeeding at what they do best. In an industry that demands accuracy and mobility, the MyReportWriter app proves itself time and time again.

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