I’m no stranger to the painful feeling of lost signal. Despite the wealth of technological advancements, it’s still a fact of life in some areas. With the release of Lucity Mobile 1.4 for Android we have added a significant amount of enhancements to our disconnected featureset to help mitigate this pain. The big ones include bringing access to your inventory records, the ability to add inspections, view request data, and access the map. So lets take a closer look:
Disconnected Inventory and Inspections
In addition to the original go offline dialog that downloaded your work orders, there is now a second dialog:
This screen will pull down your inventory records as well as your custom views and forms. It does this on a per program basis, allowing you to customize how often, or even who downloads each program cache. These take a while to download, but once they are stored on the device they are cached for a while.
These cache files will allow you to browse or add inventory records, and add inspection records out in the field – all while disconnected!
With this release we are proud to present you, the aptly named Offline Map:
It doesn’t look all that different, does it? It functions in much the same way the online map does, sans address lookup. In order to work with an offline map, select “Take Map Offline” from the map’s menu, and it’ll let you choose what portion of the map to make available.
We hope these are features you’re excited to try, and hopefully we’ll no longer have to Hulk™ smash when the mobile gods smite our signal.
How to Give It a Go
This release is backwards compatible with all previous supported Lucity releases, but these new functions will only be available for clients running Lucity 2014 Release 2 or greater. To check for a new version of Lucity Mobile open Google Play and select My Apps. Items that have a new version available will say “Update available.” To enable updates automatically, open the Lucity Mobile details page on Google Play on the device and check the box that says “Allow automatic updating.” To check what version of Lucity Mobile is currently installed on the device, open the Lucity Mobile application, click the menu button, and select “About”.
If you’d like to try out Lucity Mobile at no cost, feel free to download it from Google Play and give it a shot! You can connect to our trial environment by tapping “Request Credentials” on the welcome screen. After receiving your credentials via e-mail, simply tap “Try it Out” and follow the instructions.
If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below or visit us at Lucity Listens.