Screen Configuration

Overview

The NoahFace App displays different screens for different business applications. You can select one of the following screen types:

Once you have selected a screen type, you can further configure the screen by specifying appropriate screen details. The sections below explain the available options and syntax for each type of screen.

Access Control

The Access Control screen is used to control access to secure areas, such as offices, factories, machine rooms, and storerooms.

The Access Control screen simply displays either:
  • A Green Tick if the user is permitted access.
  • A Red Cross if the user is not permitted access.
The Display/Unlock time, which is configured under the Access Point Type, controls how long this screen is displayed.

Attendance

The Attendance screen is used to record attendance at marketing and training events, as well as to take roll calls at schools, clubs, etc.

The Attendance screen displays a single "Present" button. Users are required to press this button to record their attendance, and when they do a Green Tick will be displayed.

You can change the text on this button by specifying the "present" option in the screen details. For example, to change the text on the button from "Present" to "Confirm", you would specify the following:

        present=Confirm

Clock In/Out

The Clock In/Out screen is used by shift workers to clock in to and clock out from a workplace. This allows you to pay staff accurately for the number of hours worked.

The Clock In/Out screen has two buttons as follows:

  • A "Clock In" button to start a shift (or end a break).
  • A "Clock Out" button to end a shift (or start a break).

The text on the buttons can be changed by specifying the "in" and "out" options in the screen details. For example:

        in=Start Shift, out=End Shift

The Clock In/Out screens can be further configured to allow you to collect data during your clock in and clock out events. For example, you might want to:

  • Select a project from a list of projects when clocking in.
  • Enter the number of boxes they filled when clocking out.
  • Enter the distance they travelled when clocking out.


The full syntax for the "in" and "out" options is as follows:

        in/out = <button>:<type>:<label>:<details>

where <button> is the button text, <type> is the type of data you want to capture , <label> is the name of the data field, and <details> are the type specific details. There are four types of data you can capture as follows:

A <type> of "text" is used to capture an alphanumeric string, such as the name of a customer. For example:

        in=Start Work:text:Customer Name

A <type> of "number" is used to capture a numeric string, such as a project number. For example:

        in=Clock In:number:Project Number

A <type> of "list" is used to capture a selection from a list, such as a list of active projects (list items are semi-colon separated). You can optionally specify a default value as well. For example:

        in=Start:list:Project:Airport;Tower One;Naval Base:Tower One

A <type> of "range" is used to capture a numeric value from a range of numeric values values. You can specify the minimum, maximum, and default values for the range. For example:

        out=Done:range:Boxes:1:100:20

If you have a single instance of the App at each work site, you can also specify that you want the buttons to automatically change state based on the workers shift status. A "mode" of "Auto" means that one of the buttons will be automatically disabled based on the staff members last clocking action. A "mode" of "Gray" means that one of the buttons will be automatically grayed out based on the staff members last clocking action, but it will still be enabled. You can also specify the "max" length of a shift in hours, which defaults to 18 hours. If a staff member forgets to clock out from a shift, this enables them to clock into their next shift. For example:

       mode=Auto, max=15
       mode=Gray


Compliance

The Compliance screen is used to ensure compliance with a set of policies or conditions of entry before granting access to a secure or dangerous work site.

The Compliance screen displays a series of policies as check boxes. The user must acknowledge each one, and then press the "Accept" button.

The list of policies can be configured by specifying the "policies" option in the screen details (policies are semi-colon separated). The full syntax for each policy is as follows:

        <text>:<id>:<frequency>

where <text> is the policy text, <id> is the unique policy id, and <frequency> is how often you want the policy displayed. To always present a policy use a <frequency> of ALWAYS eg:

        policies=I will try to be happy today.:P1:ALWAYS

To only present a policy once use a <frequency> of ONCE eg:

        policies=I will try to be happy today.:P1:ONCE

To present a policy periodically use a <frequency> of DAYS eg:

        policies=I will try to be happy today.:P1:DAYS:30

To present a policy randomly use a <frequency> of RANDOM eg:

        policies=I will try to be happy today.:P1:RANDOM:10


If you prefer to have the policies pre-checked, just specify:

        checked=true

The name "policy" can also be configured. For example:

        name=condition of entry

Finally, the button text can also be configured. For example:

        button=Confirm

To specify more than one option, just comma separate them. A full example is as follows:

        name=condition of entry, policies=I understand I am entering a dangerous work site and will wear a safety vest at all times.:P1:ONCE; I agree that I will follow the directions of the site supervisor at all times.:P2:DAYS:90; I am not under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol.:P3:ALWAYS; I will try to be happy today.:P4:RANDOM:100

Job Tracking

The Job Tracking screen is used to record the time spent on each job (by job number) and who worked on that job. This allows you to measure and improving efficiency and quality.

The Job Tracking screen will display the currently active job or jobs, and has three buttons as follows:
  • A "Start" button to start a new job.
  • A "Complete" button to complete an active job.
  • A "Clock Out" button to end a shift.
When a user starts a job they are required to enter a job number and optionally select a job type.

The list of job types can be configured by specifying the "types" option in the screen details (types are semi-colon separated). Each type can be either just a name or a name and a corresponding value (colon separated). For example:

        types=Standard:S; Custom:C; Repair:R

The text on the three buttons can be changed by specifying the "start", "stop", and "out" options in the screen details. For example:

        start=Begin, end=End, out=Go Home

To specify more than one option, just comma separate them. For example:

        types=Standard:S; Custom:C; Repair:R, out=Go Home

Task Tracking

The Task Tracking screen is used to record the type of tasks being worked on throughout the day. This allows you to apply different pay rates to different task types.

The Task Tracking screen will display up to nine task types as a series of buttons. If there are more than nine task types, the last button will say "OTHER..." and this will pop-up a selection window. Users are required to press one of the task buttons whenever they start a task, and the "Clock Out" button when they are finished for the day.

The list of tasks can be configured by specifying the "tasks" option in the screen details (tasks are semi-colon separated). Each task can be either just a name or a name and a corresponding value (colon separated). For example:

        tasks=Kitchen:20; Counter; Tables:30

If you want different tasks to be available for each user, you can specify "tasks=usertype", and then define the tasks against each user (using the same syntax). This is useful when each staff member has a unique set of projects or cost centres they are allowed to select.

You can change the terminology of "task" to something else by specifying the "name" option in the screen details. For example:

        name=Project

You can change the text on the Clock Out button by specifying the "out" option in the screen details. For example:

        out=End Shift

You can hide the Clock Out button altogether by specifying the "hideout" option in the screen details. If you do this, the maximum number of visible task buttons increases from nine to twelve. For example:

        hideout=true

To specify more than one option, just comma separate the options. For example:

        tasks=Kitchen; Tables; Counter; Delivery, out=End Shift

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