By cellular data connection (SIM card with data plan required) or Wi-Fi.
What if Internet is unavailable?
Continue working on smartphone. As soon as internet again available, all recorded data is sync'ed to cloud with original timestamps.
Can recordings be adjusted in the cloud before sharing with stakeholders?
No. Original recordings, including timestamp and GPS location tag recorded onsite cannot be tampered with after initial recording.
For how long is data available in the cloud?
All loggings are kept for 3 months. A 3-years archieve feature is available upon request.
Can I export my data?
You can pull data manually in Excel CSV format or get them exported automatically in HTML, PDF, CSV, XML, and other text formats to email, (S)FTP or Google Drive folders.
What browsers are supported?
Cloud apps run in all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers including MS Edge, Firefox, Chrome, browsers based on Chrome engine (Opera, Yandex, Vivaldi, Brave, etc), and Safari.
Can I take photos with external camera?
Yes. Use external USB wired camera with USB Camera app to take photos; or take photos with wireless camera like GoPro HERO and download photos to the smartphone connecting to camera Wi-Fi hotspot. In arl app attach photos from smartphone photo gallery.
What are the technical requirements to Android smartphone or tablet?
A phone or tablet with the following specifications (or better) is fine:
Operating system: Android 7.0
Google Play app and Google Services installed. Please note: modern Huawei devices do not have these and should not be used.
Screen resolution and size: 480 x 800, 4″
Memory: minimum 1 GB, recommended 2 GB of RAM
GPS sensor: required
Camera: recommended, with autofocus
Screen brightness should be suitable for work under strong sunlight.
What about battery?
Apps are by optimized for low battery use. You can let each new labour-shift carry a new fully charged device (Android smartphones are inexpensive), or provide external battery/ power bank to ensure continuous onsite work.
Install and run free AIDA64 app that would show true characteristics of your Android device. Pay attention to Android (OS version), Display (screen resolution), System (memory size), and Devices (cameras info) sections. Remeber some noname devices may forge the system information in system Settings > About phone menu.
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