We are excited to announce that OmniSpear has completed development of the Intellicasting Andriod and iPhone mobile app, allowing restaurant franchise owners to efficiently schedule shifts and communicate with the entire staff via. e-mail, text and push notifications. Available for download from Google Play or the App Store.
High-level features include:
- Allow employees to view their schedule
- Request to pickup vacant shifts
- Request time off
- Pick up shifts from other employees
- Communicate better with management and other employees
- Receive email, text, and push notifications
- Update your availability
Ability to Release a Shift
View the daily schedule for all employees or view the schedule for just your shifts.
Request to Pickup Vacant Shifts
Select the “+” icon from any vacant shift in orange to notify your management team that you would like to pickup the shift. Managers will review the request and can provide approval.
Request to Pickup Vacant Shifts
Select the “x” icon from any of your assigned shifts to release the shift to the shift pickup list. Releasing a shift does not mean that you are approved to take the shift off. It notifies management that you are requesting the shift off and allows for other employees to pick up the shift if they are available. Final approval must be confirmed by management.
Pick Up Shifts From Other Employees
You can view the Shift Pickup List to view manager requested shifts and employee requested shifts by selecting the “+” icon. Managers can broadcast vacant shifts that they are trying to get covered. You can also pickup shifts from other employees that they are trying to get covered.
The mobile app now makes it easier than ever to communicate with management and other employees. You can now:
- Contact other employees via text, email, or phone directly through the mobile app
- You can also set notification preferences and receive reminders via text, email, or push notifications
- Update your fixed schedule availability
We are growing yet again and happy to expand the OmniSpear team! We would like to welcome our newest developer, Justin Weyant, who has just started with us today. Justin has years of experience and will make a wonderful addition to the skill set here at OmniSpear.
OmniSpear is proud to announce the launch of a new website for River Valley Credit Union today, rivervalleycu.org. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the site has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices. Our company takes great pride in offering pertinent website design and maintenance support. We understand that a successful website enhances your business and performance for clients and customers. OmniSpear trusts that River Valley Credit Union – already respected for checking, savings and all other business and account options it offers for diverse populations – will continue to prosper through the online services it provides to members!
Take a look at www.rivervalleycu.org!
What better way to celebrate successful project launches than to head out to Scene75 for a day of games, Go-Karts, bowling and bumper cars? Our group had a great time enjoying some team building this past Friday. A few competitive rounds of Go-Karts, game racing and mini-golf challenges really helped pump us up for upcoming projects!
With the majority of internet searches now initiating from mobile devices, responsive design is more important than ever. Responsive design allows your site to self-adjust to adequately fit mobile devices and tablets. Sites appear differently to users depending on how they are accessed – whether by a mobile device, tablet or laptop. Without responsive design, customers can experience trouble while navigating the web on handheld devices, and features of websites can even become distorted. These issues can heavily impact users and deter customers from visiting you online. At OmniSpear, we pride ourselves on our focus on responsive design. As a standard, our sites are all optimized for the best viewing capabilities on phones and tablets. We make sure your site looks its best no matter how customers get there.
Here at OmniSpear, the development team is about to ramp up on creating a mobile application for the iOS and Android platform (Windows Phone support to follow). Evaluating the many frameworks out in the wild, we’ve become attracted to one specific contender. Our initial requirements out of the gate are as follows:
- Rapid development & deployment without steep learning curve.
- The ability to test the application on multiple physical devices without publishing the application to the market store (Google Play & Apple Store).
- Mobile application should have a native look and feel aspect to it.
Following options were assessed:
Build, test, fix, test, and deploy. We could take the route of either creating or bringing in external open source work to create the bells and whistles and the lean underlying code that does the real work. However if the project schedule is too sensitive to bringing in some “cool” library from Github what naturally makes sense? In our case, a whole solution provider to keep development cycle tight and all integrated along with a dedicated customer support.
For those interested in the difference between the popular jQuery Mobile and Kendo UI: JQUERY MOBILE VS KENDO UI