1. System and Software Requirements
- Android – version 2.2 and higher
- RAM – not less than 256 MB for the application
- Touch screen
2. Installing, Updating and Deleting a Mobile Application
The mobile application is installed from the Google Play application store (https://play.google.com/store).
The mobile application update is performed using the application store tools.
To uninstall a mobile application, you should launch Google Play on the mobile device and delete the app.
3. Launching a Mobile Application
To launch a mobile application, find the necessary form the list and click on its icon. In most cases, the main window of the mobile app will then open. However, if the program is linked to several applications, the list of these applications will open. In that case, to launch the application, click on the required form the list.
4. Working with an Application List
To perform most of the following actions open the application list. Choose All applications in the main menu of the running application. The application list is also available after a mobile application is launched if more than one application is registered.
To change the order of the applications in the list perform the following steps:
· Click the Order button. The button to drag the application appears on the right of every line.
· Click on the button in the line of the application that should be moved and drag it to the required location.
4.1. Creating an Application
To create an application for a mobile platform, perform the following steps:
· Select the command to add the application.
· Specify the application name and click the Done button.
· The application will be created when the window is closed.
4.2. Launching an Application
In most cases, the main window of the mobile application will open. However, if the program is linked to several applications, the list of these applications will open. In this case, click on the application in the list to launch the application.
4.3. Changing Application Properties
The application properties can be changed in the specific window for this purpose. To open the application properties window, press and hold the application you need. On the opened context menu, choose the Edit command.
In the window that has opened, you can change the application name and launch (the Open button) or remove it (the Delete button).
Caution! Once the application has been deleted, the infobase data cannot be restored.
4.4. Removing an Application
To remove the application, choose the Remove command and confirm the action by holding down on the application that should be removed. On the opened context menu, choose the Remove command. To confirm the removing, choose Yes.
Caution! Once the application has been deleted, the Infobase data cannot be restored.
4.5. Updating an Application
The mobile application is updated using the application store tools. After the application has been updated, previously created applications must also be updated. To do this, launch the application.
If the database needs to be restructured during the update, a message requesting confirmation will appear. If you decline, the update will be postponed until the next time the application is launched.
You may also need to decline the update in order to create a database backup (see page 6)
5. System Interface
The mobile platform is designed to display one form at a time. A maximum amount of free space on the screen is allocated to the form. The first form seen is usually the desktop. Commands for opening other forms are found together on the main menu of the application. This menu also contains the commands for returning to the desktop, displaying information about the program and going to the application list. The main menu is opened using the system button to call the menu.
6. Working with Forms
You can scroll through both forms and the form elements. When scrolling through the forms, please note the following:
· If you start scrolling in an element, and there is sufficient space in that element for scrolling, the scrolling action will stop at the end of that element.
· In any other cases, the scrolling action will take you through the entire form.
IMPORTANT! The scrollbars on the mobile devices are not permanently displayed, which is why a form (a report or a table) may show only part of the information.
Almost every form contains commands to perform specific actions in that form. The commands are often represented by buttons or hyperlinks in the form. The commands are very occasionally accessible through the specific All Actions menu that can be called using the button ≡.
The commands to open an auxiliary form are implemented through the specific menu that can be opened by clicking on the window heading if that heading is underscored.
The form may contain table documents and charts. These objects may have detalization function. Detalization – is the action connected with cell value in the table document or chart element. It can be the opening of another form, creating or replicating a report, etc. Press the required cell or chart element to perform detalization. If the detalization is not supported, nothing will happen.
7. Inputting Text
Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the information. To activate the keyboard press on the field where you wish to enter information. To navigate between input fields without closing the keyboard use the Done button (Next, Enter, etc.)
8. Working with Multimedia Files
The mobile application can work together with multimedia: audio recording and embedded camera (for photo and video recording).
Audio recording. Press the voice recorder button in the bottom centre of the screen. To stop the recording click the voice recorder button again. To cancel the record, click the Back button.
The saved recording will be processed by the mobile application.
Video recording. Press the video recording button in the bottom centre of the screen. To stop the recording click the video recording button again. To cancel the record click the Back button.
The saved video recording will be processed by the mobile application.
For using the camera, press the camera button. To stop using the camera, click the Back button.
The saved picture will be processed by the mobile application.
9. Location on the Map
The mobile application can support working with the Google Maps mapping application (address mapping). In the mobile phone settings, the geolocation service should be enabled.
You do not need to install the Google Maps application.
10. User Messages
User messages are displayed on the specific panel. This panel is displayed only when it contains a message. If the panel is closed the list of messages is cleared. If a user clicks on the message the form element connected with the message will be activated. To reopen the list of messages the user should repeat the action that caused the list to be opened.
11. Backing Up
Data backup is performed according to the mobile application used.
If the mobile application being used is not connected to the remote system the backup can be implemented by the mobile device’s operating system.
If the application can implement data synchronization with the remote system, we recommend that you execute such a synchronization. Whether or not you need to use system tools for backing up after synchronization depends on if there is data in the mobile application that cannot be synchronized with the remote system. If there is no such data, and if issues arise, the application can be reinstalled, and the initial data initialization from the remote system can be performed.
On the devices running on the iOS operating system when the application is created the application data folder is marked as “not for backup”. After the data is changed while working with the application, the folder containing the application data is marked for backup. The backup starts with the system tools.