How to set up and use the proximity feature for those subscribed to a Business plan or above.
SwipedOn Pocket 1.1.0 welcomes our new Proximity feature. SwipedOn Pocket can now recognize its proximity to the workplace using the iPad that is running SwipedOn.
When the employee sees a green animation in Pocket they will know they are in range, giving confidence that their sign in or out will show as being made on-site. The admins will have the ability to enable Sign In Reminders, prompting the employee with a notification as they enter or exit the workplace to sign in or out.
This feature is only available for accounts subscribed to the Business plan, or above. To find out more about our plans and pricing, check out our website here.
How it works
When signing in or out, swipe the arrow icon on the screen to confirm the movement, if any screening questions have been set up, these will need to be answered in order to sign in. If a sign out status is mandatory, this will need to be input or a return time selected in order to complete the sign out.
How to enable Proximity
Once the employee is running the SwipedOn Pocket app version 1.1.0 any iPad running 2.19.0 or above will automatically be recognised by Pocket and display when a sign in or out is within the iPads proximity. Please note that the Proximity feature set is only available on the Business Plan or above.
The iPad proximity is approximately 50 meters or 55 yards, this will depend on environmental factors such as people, metal objects, or walls between the iPad and mobile device.
The 'Employees' > 'Timeline' view of the SwipedOn web dashboard will display whether the sign in or out movement took place within proximity by displaying a tick next to the mobile device.
As shown below, the employee signed in outside of the proximity and therefore, does not show a tick against the 'In' timestamp. Whereas when signing out, she was within the proximity and therefore, shows a tick next to the 'Out' timestamp.