One of the features we are asked for most often is the ability to create different types of users.
- Can I create a login for my dispatcher that allows them to schedule jobs but not change templates?
- Can I create a login for my accounts dept that lets them run reports but not see the schedule?
- Can I create a login that allows my workers in the field use the mobile app, but also run a job receipt from the website?
- Can I create a login for my branch manager that only allows him to see the map of current worker locations?
I’m pleased to announce that all of these things (and more) are now possible in vWorkApp 4.10. If you are an Administrator, you can click on the settings gear in the top right corner of the screen and then go to the admin section.
Once in the admin section, click on the tab for users and then click on the user you wish to edit. In the example below, I have clicked on Malcolm. You can then select what permissions you want to give Malcolm and click Save.
The permissions you can choose for a worker relate to the different sections they are allowed to see in the system. In the example above, I have setup Malcolm as a mobile worker with no permission to see the vWorkApp website at all. Feel free to mix and match permissions as you need to.
One of the great things about moving to the HTML version of Google Maps is that we get to take advantage of all the work that Google is doing to make their maps the best they can be. Here are just a couple of examples from the current version of vWorkApp:
We now have access to all the Google Points of Interest Data. You can see one below for “Aquarium of the Bay” in San Francisco. You can click on any of these to view more information about the location. You can also click the “more info” link if you want to jump straight to their website.
You can also use Street View from within vWorkapp now, just drag the little yellow man from the zoom slider on the left hand side of the screen towards where you want to view. Streets where Street View is available will be highlighted on the map in blue. You will also be able to see a preview of street view as you drag the little yellow man from location to location.
Once you have found the address you want to view, simply drop the little yellow man on that address and you can view this location all from within vWorkApp. (Just click the x in the top right corner of the view to get back to the regular map view.)
We can’t wait to see what Google adds next!
I am pleased to announce the release of vWorkApp 4.9. This release includes a couple of new features as well as some new menu layouts intended to make the tools you use every day easier to find.
It is now possible to search the map. You can search for workers, customers, jobs or street addresses. Just start typing in the search box and we’ll display all the options to you. Click on one of the options to jump to that item on the map. In the example below, you can see that searching for “Heather” results in a list of workers with Heather in their name, a street called Heather St, a couple of customers with Heather in their company name and a job with instructions to pick up Heather from the airport. Clicking on any of these search results will jump you to that result displayed on the map.
We have also included an option to hide or show unassigned jobs on the map. You can make this choice by simply clicking the checkbox at the top of the map.
Finally, you will notice that we have simplified the top menu bar and hidden some of the rarely used items like admin, logout and help under a settings menu item. Simply click on the settings icon on the right hand side of the menu bar if you need to access any of these options.
Please let us know what you think of these changes, we are constantly working to make vWorkApp a more powerful toll for managing your business.
Cheers from the team at vWorkApp.