EarthSoft released today its new Android-based EQuIS™ Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) Lite software application in conjunction with EQuIS Enterprise Version 6.2. EDGE Lite is only $9.99 and will run on any Android tablet with Android 2.3 OS or later.

Developed in response to the rapidly growing demand for mobile Android-based applications, EDGE Lite offers EQuIS end users an economical and versatile option for field data collection.

EDGE Lite is a lightweight option to enter field data for EDGE and requires an EDGE license. Users can configure forms and Reference Values in EDGE to use in EDGE Lite. Field Electronic Data Deliverables (Field EDDs) can be transferred to and from EDGE Lite through direct connection or through the cloud using Dropbox ( EDGE Lite allows for real-time data synchronization using Dropbox.

EDGE Lite supports real-time error checking with field EDP, capturing GPS coordinates, and adding photographs. EDGE Lite can:

  • Build and configure forms and Reference Values in EDGE
  • Copy or synchronize Field EDDs to EDGE Lite
  • Use GPS to update location data
  • Create smarter data collection forms with error checking
  • Capture images from camera or gallery
  • Support Live data collection through Dropbox
  • Synchronize data from multiple Android devices with EDGE

EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard commented, “EarthSoft is very excited about our first Android product, and the price point of EDGE Lite continues to position EarthSoft as the world’s leading supplier of environmental data collection software.”

EarthSoft EDGE Lite is available for purchase via the Google Play Store ( in early July. Additional information about downloading and using EDGE Lite is available here:

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