We should all know what this icon means. If not, you have been missing out. Toolkits have arrived for the Android tablet!With this release, we are unleashing a few of our most popular toolkits. Just imagine this: You’re driving to a park with your crew to do some annual tree inspections. You get there and go to open your data drill (which has today’s Work Orders that have been assigned to your crew) and it’s empty. Looks like someone forgot to assign your crew to the Work Orders. But don’t fret, you have upgraded your Lucity tablet application and you can use the new Toolkit, “Change Crew for Current Filter,” in Work Orders. First, filter all the records that you are going to inspect. Next, open the “Change Crew for Current Filter” tool and pick your crew from the picklist and everything is good.
That is just one of the many scenarios (some of which are probably a lot scarier) where Toolkits make doing a lot of tedious work very quick and efficient.
Toolkits show only in modules that have them, and in some cases, the icon will only show if you have an item selected. For example, you cannot add multiple employees if you don’t have a Task selected. Also, some Toolkits will not show unless specific conditions are met. For example, you cannot “Install a Water Meter” on a Tree Asset.
So what do these Toolkits look like you might be wondering? Well, they look like a form combined with a popup. In the screenshot below the orange text signifies required items, just like for Forms. The new icon to the right is used to open the picklist of selectable employees.
In the next screenshot, we see the Employee picklist that opened from clicking on the new picklist button. From here you can sort, filter, page, clear all selected, cancel selection, or finish selection of employees. The selected items will continue to be selected until you are finished with your selection, even if you change pages. In the above example, multiple items are selected, but not all picklists allow this.
These are just two examples of the tools that we have released. The toolkits at your disposal will depend what server release you are on – for instance Lucity 2014R2 sp1 will have less tools available than Lucity 2015 (look for it to be released soon!). As we have future server releases, we will continue to add more tools. Initially we added the toolkits that we felt would be most beneficial for using on the Android tablet. Please check them out!
How to try it out
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 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 for tools that would be helpful on the tablet, please feel free to leave a comment below or visit us at Lucity Listens.