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Keyword Name: MBC, Mobile Base Camp, App, Web, Canvass, Poll, Tips and Tricks, Android, iPhone, iOS, Device
Created: October 06, 2016
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Tips and Tricks for using Mobile Base Camp - Add Shortcuts to your Home Screen, Adjust Device Settings to Keep the Screen on, and More




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Author: Kristenson, Joel

Last Updated: 2016-10-06






Overview


Since our Mobile Base Camp app is a web app there are certain nuances to it that can be ironed out with a few minor tweaks to your device settings.


This article shows how to keep your device screen ‘on’ so that you don’t need to log in over and over while using the app, and it also shows how to add the website url to the device home screen so it’s more efficient to use.



http://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/images/tip-icon.pngTip: Haven’t used Mobile Base Camp before?  Check out this video & this video to learn more about our mobile canvassing tools.






Outline

#1 Add a Shortcut to MBC on your Devices’ Home Screen (Android or iDevice)

#2 Adjust ‘Sleep’ Settings to Keep the Device Active Longer

#3 Related Resources






#1 – Add a Shortcut to MBC on your Devices’ Home Screen (Android or iDevice)


iOS/iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)


1) Launch the Safari app.




2) Navigate to the Mobile Base Camp login page (www.trailblz.info/YourDatabaseName/mobi) – in my example it was www.trailblz.info/DemoNonprofit_Joel/mobi)



3) Tap the Arrow/Menu icon.



4) Tap the Add to Home Screen button.



5) Enter a name and then tap on the Add button to finish.



6) There will now be an icon on your Home Screen that resembles an app, when you tap on it it will bring you back to the Mobile Base Camp login screen.  Example below.







Android Device (HTC, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, etc.)


1) Launch Chrome for Android.



2) Open the website for Mobile Base Camp (www.trailblz.info/YourDatabaseName/mobi).



3) Tap the Menu Button.



4) Tap Add to Homescreen.



5) Enter a name for the shortcut and Chrome will add it to the Home screen.






#2 – Adjust ‘Sleep’ Settings to Keep the Device Active Longer


iOS/iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)


1) First, launch the Settings app.



2) Tap on the General option.



3) Look for the Auto-lock tab at the bottom of the screen and tap on it.



4) You will see a little check near the currently selection option, tap your preference, and you’re finished.







Android Device (HTC, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, etc.)


1) Open Settings > Display.



2) In this menu, you’ll find a Screen timeout or Sleep setting.



3) Tapping this will allow you to change the time it takes your phone to go to sleep.  Select your preference.



















Related Resources


Article: Mobile Base Camp – How to Create and Run a Mobile Canvassing (Walk) List

Article: How to Setup and Use the Mobile Poll Watching App

Article: Mobile Base Camp – Contact Search

Article: How to Access Trail Blazer Remotely on an iDevice (iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone) using the Free Microsoft Remote Desktop App

Article: Configure 2X Client RDP Connection on your iPad (or any mobile device)

Video: Mobile Canvassing

Video: Canvass Your Neighborhood With Our Mobile Canvassing App

3rd Party Article: Add Web Site Bookmarks to Your iPhone’s Homescreen

3rd Party Article: How to Add Websites to the Home Screen on Any Smartphone or Tablet

3rd Party Article: How to change screen timeout on Apple iPhone 6s (iOS 9 tutorial)

3rd Party Article: How to keep your Android phone’s screen on longer

3rd Party Video: 40 SECONDS iPhone Tip HOW TO ADD A WEBSITE SHORTCUT TO HOME SCREEN COWBOYDIY.COM

3rd Party Video: How to Add Website Shortcuts to iPhone Home Screen

3rd Party Video: How to Put Websites on Home Screen Android with Bookmarks

3rd Party Video: How to Add a Website Shortcut to Your Home Screen on Android





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