Development of a Mobile App for Real-time Roof Sketching

Development of a Mobile App for Real-time Roof Sketching

Construction, Information Technology
iOS, Mobile


Millhouse 1889 is a New York based company with US and European offices that specializes in the development of SaaS solutions for the construction trades industry.


Millhouse turned to ScienceSoft for its iOS development services. They wanted to develop a digital sketch tool for front-line sales teams that are responsible for converting leads into roof sketches with highly accurate measurements for project estimating. The Customer needed an app that can take fast and accurate house exterior and interior measurements.


ScienceSoft developed an app that produces roof sketches and accurate measurements in real time or uses saved images from the project library. The app uses the iPad’s GPS technology to locate and import an aerial site image or can sketch a roof diagram using “drag and drop” roofing components including roof shapes, chimneys, vents and more.

Smartplan measurement reports are immediately available to review, edit, print or email. Each personalized report includes roof section details complete with measurements (rake, eave, hip, ridge, vent, flashing), attributes (roof type, pitch, squares, facets), and wastage calculations.


The app was uploaded to the AppStore and currently it is available as a standalone application or can be fully integrated with all roof-IS products by Millhouse 1889. The app supplemented the Customer’s offering and allowed users to prepare accurate proposals on-the-spot.

roof sketching tool

The app not only found a broad response among current Millhouse’s clients, but also attracted new users including sales, customer service and insurance services specialists.

Technologies and Tools

Xcode 4, iOS SDK 4.2-5.1, UIKit, HTTP+JSON service integration.

Need help with a similar project?

Drop us a line, and our rep will contact you within 30 minutes to arrange an initial discussion.

More Case Studies

Development of IPTV &amp; SVOD Apps and a Web-based Management System for a TV Industry Leader</a> </p> <p class="cs-description">A success story of a long-term partnership (over 5.5 years) which has brought the Customer to become one of the leading TV apps providers in the world. Created with ScienceSoft&#039;s help, the company&#039;s star product – hybrid mobile apps – now power T-Mobile, Orange and other telecom industry leaders.</p> <a href="" class="btn btn-link-arrow btn-link-arrow--right cs-learn-more-btn"> LEARN MORE </a> </div> </div> <div class="cs-item-wrapper"> <div class="cs-image-container"> <a href="" class="cs-image-wrapper"> <img class="lazy cs-image" width="200" height="200" src="data:image/svg+xml;base64,CiAgICAgICAgICAgIDxzdmcgeG1sbnM9J2h0dHA6Ly93d3cudzMub3JnLzIwMDAvc3ZnJyB2aWV3Qm94PScwIDAgMjAwIDIwMCc+CiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA8cmVjdCB3aWR0aD0nMjAwJyBoZWlnaHQ9JzIwMCcgZmlsbD0nI2YyZjJmMicvPgogICAgICAgICAgICA8L3N2Zz4KICAgICAgICA=" data-src="/boss/images/92297251-aa2d-4fe5-8c54-359978fcf88cviber_app.png" alt="Design and Development of the Viber Messenger with 1.17 Billion Users"> </a> </div> <div class="cs-content"> <p class="cs-title accented-text"> <a href="">Design and Development of the Viber Messenger with 1.17 Billion Users</a> </p> <p class="cs-description">An ambitious start-up commissioned ScienceSoft to create an instant messaging and VoIP app which now boasts over 1.17 billion active users across the globe.</p> <a href="" class="btn btn-link-arrow btn-link-arrow--right cs-learn-more-btn"> LEARN MORE </a> </div> </div> ">