For months now, employees all around the world have been using our iPhone app and accompanying mobile web app to easily start and stop their shifts. We’ve received a lot of valuable feedback from customers and this is the result of a lot of hard work based on that.
You told us that not all of your employees have smartphones (something the team had a hard time believing). You also said that, for a variety of reasons, you would prefer that your employees did not access their phones while working. Today, we are proud to announce the Deputy Kiosk, an iPad app bound to your workplace, where your employees may log in using a PIN to start and stop shifts or meal breaks, see their tasks, read announcements and set their preferred working hours.
Your employees can get their PINs by logging in to Deputy and viewing their profile or by tapping on the “Forgotten your PIN” button on an active Deputy Kiosk. We’ll email or SMS the PIN to them, based on the details we have on record.
If you haven’t had time to add an email address or phone number for all of your employees, don’t worry. We’ve included the ability for those employees to log in by allowing the app to take a photo of them, this photo is attached to the resulting timesheet so it can be verified by the manager. Employees who log in using this method won’t have access to their tasks or availability but it’s a great way to get up and running with Deputy quickly.
If you’d like to turn on the photo verification feature for all users, or even disable the ability to start and stop shifts via smartphone, making the Kiosk the only port of call, you can do so by logging in to Deputy and hitting the edit button for any of your locations. You’ll find the options for the Kiosk in there.
For those of you wondering about Android tablet support, it’s on the way. Promise. For now, head over to the App Store and check it out.
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