Mobile Screen Configuration

Screen Types

The NoahFace Go App allows employees to record their work hours using their mobile phone, wherever they are. It can be configured to display 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.

Clock In/Out

The Clock In/Out screen is used by employees to clock in when they start work and clock out when they finish work or take an unpaid break. This allows you to pay staff accurately for the number of hours worked.

If an employee is not currently working, the Clock In/Out screen will display a "Clock In" button. If they are currently working, it will display the time they started, the number of hours and minutes since they started, and a "Clock Out" button. You can optionally specify the "max" length of a shift in hours, which defaults to 15 hours, or a specific time of day that all shifts should "end". If a staff member forgets to clock out from a shift, this enables them to clock into their next shift. For example:

        max=12, end=23:00

By default, only one button is visible based on the last action performed by the employee within the App. You might prefer to always display both buttons. This can be done by specifying:

        mode=manual

If you want to record unpaid breaks (such as meal breaks), you can enable break mode by specifying a "mode" of "break" in your screen details. Alternatively, if you want the "Clock In" button always enabled, you can specify a "mode" of "manbreak". Regardless, you can optionally specify a minimum break time in minutes using the "minbreak" option. When workers take a break, they will only be able to clock back in when the minimum break time has passed. You can also specify that geofencing should be ignored for breaks by specifying the "anybreak" option. For example:

        mode=break, minbreak=30, anybreak=true

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

        in=Start Shift

The Clock In/Out screen 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.


For more information, see: Clock In/Out Data Entry.

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

        in=Start Shift, out=End Shift, max=12, mode=manual

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, or to allocate the worked hours to different projects or cost centres.

Employees simply press the "Start Task" button at the beginning of the day, the "Change Task" button throughout the day as appropriate, and the "Clock Out" button when they are finished for the day.

There are three modes of operation: "manual" mode (the default), "auto" mode, and "clock" mode. For example:

        mode=auto
       

In "auto" mode, the first task selected each day will be recorded as a "Clock In" event rather than a "Start Task" event, which is important for some payroll systems to delineate the start of a shift.

In "clock" mode, users need to explicitly clock in at the start of the day before they can start any tasks. This allows you to display health and safety policies at the start of each shift. For more information, see: Policies.

The list of tasks can be configured by specifying the "tasks" option in the screen details. List items are semi-colon separated, and 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 are synchronising your users with a system that supports global lists, you can specify your tasks by providing the appropriate list number. For example:

       tasks=$2

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 specify an additional task for default or unassigned work. For example:

       notask=No Project

You can change the text on the Clock In and Clock Out buttons by specifying the "in" and "out" options respectively. For example:

        in=Start Shift, out=End Shift

And you can collect data when the Clock In and Clock Out buttons are pressed. For more information, see: Clock In/Out Data Entry.

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

        name=Activity, tasks=Kitchen;Tables;Counter;Delivery
       

Job Tracking

The Job Tracking screen is used to record the time spent on each job (by job number), allowing you to on-charge work to your customers.

The Job Tracking screen displays the current job number and the length of time you have been working on it. One or more buttons will be available (eg: Start Job, Clock Out, etc), depending on the current work status and the Job Tracking Mode.

When a user starts a job they are required to enter a job number and optionally select a job/work type.

Job numbers can be validated against a global list by specifying the "joblist" option in the screen details. For example:

       joblist=$1

Alternatively, you can instead allow any job numbers to be entered, and then validate their length by specifying the "jobmin" and "jobmax" options. For example:

       jobmin=5, jobmax=10

To require job/work types to be selected from a list, you should specify the "typelist" option. Job/work types can be specified as a global list eg:

       typelist=$2

or as a fixed list of values:

       typelist=Standard;Custom;Repair

If you want to read job/work types from barcodes, you should specify:

      typescan=on

Entered job/work type numbers will be validated against your specified "typelist", or, if you don't specify a "typelist", then the length will be validated against the "typemin" and "typemax" options. For example:

       typemin=3, typemax=3

If you specify both text and numeric values for each job/work type in your list, the text values will be displayed, but your barcodes can be for the numeric values. For example:

       typeid=true, typelist=Standard:100;Custom:200;Repairs:300

You can also change the terminology of "Job" and "Job Type" by specifying the "name" and "jobtype" options respectively. For example:

       name=Work Item, jobtype=Activity

Example 1: If you want to scan job numbers and record breaks, use:

        mode=manbreak

Example 2: If you want to scan job numbers and allow selection of work types from a list, use:

        jobtype=Work Type, typelist=Standard;Custom;Repair

Example 3: If you want to scan both job numbers and job types, with the values validated against global lists, while requiring an initial clock in and recording breaks, use:

        mode=clockbreak, joblist=$1, typelist=$2

Attendance

The Attendance screen is used to record attendance at specific locations. This allows you to retain a history of attendance at events, meetings, or classes.

The Attendance screen displays the last recorded location and time, and a "Present" button to record a new location and time.

The text on the button can be changed by specifying the "present" option in the screen details. For example:

        present=Record Location

Locations

If you are mapping locations to work sites but not restricting where employees can clock in/out, you can specify a default site by specifying the "unmapped" option. For example:

       unmapped=Overhead

Expiry Dates

NoahFace allows you to record a date for each user which can be used for a number of purposes, including:

  • Ensuring that only licensed staff are working.
  • Ensuring that regular safety training is conducted.
  • Ensuring that periodic vaccines have been taken.
  • Only allowing staff to clock in when they are rostered.
  • Granting temporary access to visitors.
  • Delivering birthday or work anniversary greetings.


There are four expiry modes that can selected by specifying the "expmode" option. With the default mode of "future", users are only granted access on or before an expiry date (eg: a license expiry date). With a mode of "today", users are only granted access on a specified date that is regularly updated (eg: the next rostered shift date). With a mode of "past", users are only granted access for a defined period after a specified date (eg: a training date or a vaccine date). Finally, with a mode of "annual", users are delivered a message on the anniversary of a specified date (eg: on their birthday or work anniversary).

For past expiry dates, you can define the number of days they are valid by specifying the "expdays" option, which defaults to 7. For example:

        expmode=past, expdays=90 
 
For both past and future expiry dates, you can optionally provide a pre-warning to users in advance of their access expiry. To do this, just specify the number of days in advance you want that pre-warning to be presented in the "expwarn" option. For example:

        expmode=future, expwarn=30

All expiry date messages include both a warning component (eg: "Your access has expired.") and an expected action (eg: "Please see your supervisor."). You can configure these by specifying the "skill" and "action" options respectively. For example:

        skill=license, action=Please renew it ASAP.

User Messages

NoahFace can display alerts or messages on the home screen. This can be used for a number of purposes, including:

  • Informing employees of company wide events.
  • Delivering health and safety reminders.
  • Providing shift instructions to individuals.


To specify a message that should be delivered to all users, specify the "alert" option. For example:

        alert=There is a company wide meeting at 3pm in the warehouse.

To specify a message that should only be delivered to users with a specific user type, specify the "alerttype" option. For example:

        alert=Please conduct employee safety briefings this week.,
        alerttype=Supervisor

To specify a message that should only be delivered to an individual user, specify the "alert" option as a hashed attribute. For example:

        alert=#usermsg

In this case, the current message for each individual user must be provided through your user synchronisation.

Policies

NoahFace can display policies related to health, safety, or other work conditions, when employees clock in for work. Policies can be specified in plain text or HTML. For example:

        policies=You must wear PPE at all times.

They can also be specified as a reference to a Web page (you are responsible for creating and hosting the Web page). For example:

        policies=http://acmecorp.com/sitesafety

To display site specific policies, you specify the special value of "#site", and then define your policies for each site. For example:

        policies=#site,
        Sydney=https://acmecorp.com/safety/sydney,
        Melbourne=https://acmecorp.com/safety/mebourne,
        Perth=https://acmecorp.com/safety/perth


To display site specific policies, you must set your Location setting to either "Mapped" or "Fenced", so that NoahFace knows which policy to display based on your geolocation.

You can optionally configure the policy name, a check box that must be actively acknowledged, and the button text, as follows:

        policies=https://acmecorp.com/sitesafety,
        policyname=SITE SAFETY,
        policycheck=I confirm I have read and understand the site safety requirements.,
        policybutton=Confirm

Since policies are displayed for clock in events, they can be used in the
Clock In/Out screen, in the Task Tracking screen (in clock mode), and in the Job Tracking screen (in clock mode).

Miscellaneous

NoahFace allows you to select your profile picture as either an avatar or a photo. You can restrict the options available to users by specifying the "pictures" option as "all", "avatars", "photos", or "none". For example:

        pictures=photos

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