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Introducing the RotaCloud Terminal App

Peter New Features 02 May 2017


Today, we're very excited to announce the new RotaCloud Terminal app, available for iPad and Android.

The new app allows Managers and Admins to set up a terminal using a dedicated app, rather than within a web browser. Switching to a native app unlocks new features and capabilities that aren't possible with a web-based terminal:

  • Clock-in Photos. You can now use your device's front-facing camera to capture an image of everyone who clocks in and out. This image will be accessible in the timesheets, allowing you to verify that each clock-in was made by the right employee.
  • Clocking In Without a Shift. Using the new terminal app, employees can clock into work even if they don't have a shift scheduled on the rota. This functionality will also come to the RotaCloud mobile app soon.
  • Enhanced reliability. The RotaCloud Terminal app is more stable and reliable than the web-based version.
  • Smoother performance
  • Improved design

You can download the new RotaCloud Terminal app here.

System Requirements

Android

  • Requires an Android device running Android 4.4 'KitKat' or above.
    • Android 6.0 'Lollipop' or above recommended for better compatibility with future updates.
    • Amazon Kindle Fire tablets are not supported.
  • For Clock-in Photos, the device requires a front-facing camera. You can still use the terminal app without a front-facing camera, but you won't have access to the Clock-in Photos feature.
  • Requires an active internet connection.
  • We recommend keeping the device connected to a power source, as the Terminal app prevents the device's display from going to sleep which could cause the battery to drain.

iPad

  • Requires an iPad running iOS 10.2 or newer:
    • iPad (4th generation)
    • iPad Air
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad (2017)
    • iPad Mini 2 or newer
    • iPad Pro
  • Requires an active internet connection.
  • We recommend keeping the iPad plugged in to charge, as the Terminal app prevents the iPad's display from going to sleep which could cause the battery to drain.

If you'd like us to recommend a device for your budget, get in touch via live chat.

The web-based terminal will still be available, so if you have an incompatible tablet or computer, you can continue to run your terminal as before. Bear in mind that Clock-in Photos and Clocking In Without a Shift are not supported on the web-based terminal.