The SOAP-based Field Nation API allows your app to do a range of activities possible on the site, from finding technicians to monitoring work in progress.
Field Nation covers a wide range of areas of expertise, from health care to computers to helping individuals install home entertainment systems.
Field Nation has a number of online help videos to talk you through using the site, from assigning a work order to completing one, as well as a large list of how-to documentation. The documents cover a wide range of subjects from managing work orders to marketing yourself as a computer technician.
Field Nation’s blog is also chock full of tips aimed at both parties–the technicians and those hiring them. For example, an entry on “Client Customer Relationship Building” suggests that before a technician commits to a job, they need to focus on three things: “Know and understand the scope of work before accepting the job,” “Take pride” in your work by going the extra mile, and “Act in a professional manner.”
Field Nation aims to make life easy by paying the technicians themselves. Those using the services fund an account in advance out of which payments are made; Field Nation handles the paper work like W-9s and 1099s.