Welcome to Day 2, Portland Sprinters!
Manage Volunteers, Classes and Events easily
We are thrilled to present the latest version of V4S Mobile for you to play with and – yes – break 😊. We’ve set up the V4S Kiosk app in Beta mode on both the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store. So go ahead, use it, break it. And please do give us some feedback on what you like, what you don’t and what we can do to make it better!
V4S Mobile is a family of apps (in Salesforce and on Mobile) that allows Nonprofits that use Volunteers for Salesforce engage better with their Volunteers, Event Attendees and Students. It includes an app installed on Salesforce and an iOS/Android app that volunteers/staff members install on their phones. The iOS/Android apps that connect to V4S Mobile are called V4S Kiosk, V4S Personal and V4S Roster.
V4S Kiosk is an iPhone/iPad/Android app that can be installed on “public” devices for multiple volunteers (or a Volunteer Coordinator) to use. Based on the configuration and user flags selected, V4S Kiosk users can manage Volunteer checkins, Event Attendee checkins and Student checkins.
V4S Personal is meant for use by volunteers of nonprofits to use on their handsets. Volunteers can register themselves on their handsets, update their availability and skills on their profiles, sign up for specific jobs and shifts.
OK, let’s go already!
First: Get V4S Kiosk on your Android phone/iPad/iPhone
Get the V4S Kiosk from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store and install it onto your mobile device. You can get V4S Kiosk on the Google Play Store (Beta) here.
You can get V4S Kiosk in the iTunes Store (Beta)
here soon. In the meantime, please follow these steps install the pre-Beta-approved app on your iOS device:
- Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your Apple ID, i.e. the email ID that your device is registered with.
- We’ll add you in as a tester for our app in the App Store. That will send you an email, to your Apple ID, with an Activation link. Open that email, click on that link.
- We now need to add you as a tester to this specific app and that may take a few minutes. While we’re doing that, please go ahead and install TestFlight (if you don’t already have it) from the App Store. TestFlight is Apple’s secure mechanism to deliver testable software to your phone.
- Once we add you as a tester to V4S Kiosk, you will see it appear in TestFlight. Click on the app to install it and you’re all set to go!
Next: Use V4S Kiosk
To make it easy to work with V4S Kiosk Beta, we’ve set up a demo org for you. There’s a default V4S Kiosk user ID (below) that you could use. If you’d like your own V4S Kiosk user ID, please email/Hangouts/Skype us and we’ll set you up as a V4S Kiosk user in our demo org. You can use email@example.com for email/Hangouts and kmandyam for Skype. Or you can call us at +1 408 878 3100 x 102.
The V4S Kiosk Mobile default user in the demo org has access to all of V4S Kiosk functionality. Here are the credentials (to be used on your device):
App Key: datageek-99
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
There probably are intrepid souls among you who’ll want to get into the demo Salesforce org and futz with the configurations and data in there. You’re welcome to do that – just email us and we’ll send you details of the one common user ID/password that everyone can get into. Or ask around – someone at the Sprint may already have a user ID and password.
A couple of related suggestions: when you want to test out the attendee QR Code scanning, you could use the code that shows up inside Salesforce for each Attendee. And, maybe you should use a phone instead of an iPad. Much more maneuverable. But of course, it’s a lot of fun watching someone trying to scan a small QR code using a large iPad…
And then: Resources
OK, now that we’ve got you started, let’s get into this in more detail. Here are some documents you can flip through to get V4S Kiosk installed and configured in your own org.
The V4S Mobile app is available on the AppExchange here.
Here’s the Admin manual, meant for Salesforce Admins who want to install and configure V4S Mobile in their own orgs. It has details of how to install the app within Salesforce, how to configure it and so on.
The User Manual for V4S Kiosk is here. That’ll tell you how to use the mobile app, once you’ve gotten your App Key from your Admin. It’s an EARLY DRAFT, please forgive typos and errors. We’ll fix them ASAP!
V4S Kiosk can be configured in a variety of ways, to reflect your org’s process and data. Here’s a list of the (55!) things you could configure, using the Config button on the relevant App Key within Salesforce.
V4S Kiosk is a Beta product, as we said before (there’s an earlier Production version on the App Store and Google Play). So it has – yep, it’s true – BUGS (we’d like you to think of them fondly as “known issues” 😁)!
We know we’ve done a great job with the software, but we suspect you’ll do better. So here’s a chart that you could use, to give us feedback/suggestions/bug-reports/whatever. We’ve already had some amazing ideas in there – please go ahead and add your own. Enjoy!
Our regular Support articles are here , relating to previous releases of V4S Kiosk.