When an Internet connection is available, the Android and IOS mobile app can retrieve updated company settings and other information such as lists of employees, jobs, locations and crop/varieties. Once this information has been downloaded, the Time Portal mobile app can be used offline and in the field to create Time Sheets and document employee activity.
Although Time Portal will periodically try to upload information in the background, the app user can force it to do so by performing a manual synchronization.
- Synchronization can be performed by tapping the hamburger menu option on the Main Page then selecting Sync from the slide-out menu.
- When the app is in Crew Mode, the number on the Home Screen indicates the number of items that have not been uploaded. When Internet connectivity is known to be available, tap on this number to start synchronizing.
Once synchronization is initiated, the Synchronize page will show a progress indicator as it refreshes lists and uploads offline data.