Mandatory Image Capture – Allowing to Mark Route Stops as Visited and Departed Only After Attaching an Image or a Photo (Route4Me’s Android Route Planner)
A picture is worth a thousand words – in most cases, taking a picture is much faster and more informative than making regular text notes. Depending on the particular needs of your business or unique business model, keeping the proof of delivery, proof of completed services, etc., can be an integral part of your organization’s security. To make sure that you are always on the same page with your team and your customers, Route4Me’s Android Route Planner allows you to capture photos and attach images to each destination on your routes (as notes). Moreover, with Route4Me, you can also enable the mandatory image capture for your entire team. The mandatory image capture for Route4Me’s Android app doesn’t allow members to mark route stops as Visited and Departed before they add an image to the stop that they want to mark accordingly. Thus, you can effortlessly ensure that when your team members are out in the field, all the valuable data is properly collected and securely stored on your account, eliminating the chance of human error and any deviations from the plan.
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To enable the mandatory image capture for all devices (running Route4Me’s Android app) associated with your Primary Route4Me Account, you need to use Route4Me’s Advanced Configuration Editor for adding and activating the corresponding variable. To use the Advanced Configuration Editor, first, log into your Route4Me account and then open this link. Next, click on the “New Variable” button in the top left corner of the screen to open the Configuration Variable Editor.
In the Configuration Variable Editor, fill out the available fields with the following:
- – Key: “MANDATORY_IMAGE_NOTE_FOR_MARK_STOP”;
- – Value: Use the “TRUE” value to enable the mandatory image capture or “FALSE” to disable it.
Click on the “Save” button to save and enable the variable for your entire Route4Me account.
Once the variable is created, you can manage, disable, or delete it accordingly. To do so, first, click on the gear icon next to this variable and then select the preferred option from its menu.
Once the variable is enabled for your Route4Me account, whenever your team members try to mark any route destination as Visited (using Route4Me’s Android app) before attaching an image to it, the corresponding notification will pop up, and they will not be able to mark this stop as “Visited” unless they attach an image to it first.
To attach an image to a particular route stop, first, tap on the note icon next to this stop. Alternatively, tap on the stop and then select “Add Note” from the stop’s menu. To learn more about attaching images and photos to route stops, visit this page.
After that, you can select an image from your device or take a new photo. To select an image from your device, tap on the “Select from Photo Gallery” button (make sure that your Route4Me’s Android app has the permission to access your gallery) → navigate through the folders on your device to find the photo you want to attach to the note → tap on the preferred photo to upload it from your device into the note (max 50 MB per image).
To take and attach a new photo, tap on the “Capture Picture” button to launch the camera app on your device and then take the preferred photo accordingly (make sure that your Route4Me’s Android app has the permission to use the camera).
Once the image is added to the note, it is displayed at the bottom of the note’s screen. After filling out the note’s details and attaching the preferred photo (max 50 MB per image), tap on the checkmark icon in the top right corner of the screen to save the note with the image. NOTE: You can attach one image per note. If you need to capture multiple photos for one route stop, you can add multiple notes.
Thus, only after an image from your device or a new photo has been added to the stop (as a note), this stop can be marked as Visited and Departed accordingly.