2013 Q3 Orbit Mobile Release Notes

Version 20

    Installation Instructions

    Orbit Mobile App (Windows OS)

    After installing the prerequisites as detailed here:GIS - Supported Versions - ArcFM Mobile for Windows, you can begin installing the Orbit Mobile app for Windows.

    1. Go to ArcFM Mobile Downloads.
    2. Click Orbit Mobile Windows 7 App.
    3. When prompted, click Run. Then click Install.
    4. The installation will conclude with a Finish dialog. Click OK.

    Orbit Mobile App (iPad)

    After installing the prerequisites as detailed here: GIS - Supported Versions - ArcFM Mobile for iPad, you can begin installing the Orbit Mobile app for iPad.

    1. Go to ArcFM Mobile Downloads or search for Orbit Mobile in the Apple App Store.
    2. Download the Orbit Mobile app from the App Store.
    3. Click Install to initiate installation.
    4. The installation will conclude with a Finish dialog. Click Open.

     

    Orbit Mobile 1.3 Release - September 5, 2013

    What's New in Orbit Mobile (Windows OS)?

    This release includes several performance and stability improvements. In addition, the Orbit Mobile Windows App includes the following new features or functionality:

    Login

    • Login Window: The login window now displays your organization's Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Forms Sign-In web page.

    Maps

    • Create New Tasks: You can now add a task, not associated with a feature, when in a disconnected state.

    Settings

    • About: A new About window has been added to Orbit Mobile. You can view the app version number and copyright notices.

    Task Details

    • Adding Photos: You can now both add and delete comments to newly added photographs in the photograph viewer.
    • Character Counter: A label now appears below each text field indicating how many characters remain that may be placed in that field. This is based on the maximum characters set per field when the task type is created in Orbit Services.
    • Delete Tasks: You can now delete any task that you create yourself by clicking the Delete Task tool and confirming the deletion.
    • Image Viewer: The image viewer has been enlarged to allow better viewing of images in Orbit Mobile.
    • Viewing Files: You can now open files attached to a task by Orbit Services. Viewing the files is driven by the default app for the file type (for example, Adobe Reader for pdf's, Excel for spreadsheets, etc.)

    Task List

    • Due Column: A new Due column now appears in the Task List section. If populated by Orbit Services, a due date for each task appears on this list, and the task list can be sorted by this information. When the task is marked as Completed, a Completion column appears under the Completed tab for the task.

    What's New in Orbit Mobile (iPad)?

    This release includes several performance and stability improvements. In addition, the Orbit Mobile iPad App includes the following new features or functionality:

    Maps

    • Add Task at This Location Tool: You can create a task on the map at your GPS location by tapping the Add Task at This Location tool. The task type is based on the type selected in the Add Task tool.
    • Create New Tasks: You can now add tasks to a map that contains no operational layers.
    • Measure: A new Measure tool is now available in the maps section. After selecting this tool, tap on the map to start a measurement. When you tap in another location on the map, the total distance from the first point appears. Continuing to tap on additional locations adds to the total length of the measurement and each segment's measurement appears. Tap the Measure tool again (or double-tap at the end of your current measurement) to start a new measurement, or tap any other tool or task to remove visible measurements.NOTE: To set the unit of measure, tap the Settings button, and then select the appropriate unit type.

    Task Details

    • Delete Tasks: You can now delete any task that you create yourself by tapping the Delete Task tool and confirming the deletion.
    • Viewing File Attachments: You can now open files attached to a task by Orbit Services. Viewing the files is based on Apple's Quick Look technology. Refer to your iPad User Guide for a list of supported file types (for example, PDF's, Excel spreadsheets, etc.)

    Task List

    • Due Date: If populated by Orbit Services, a due date for each task appears on the Task List under the task's display name, and the list can be sorted by this information. When the task is marked as Completed, the Completion date appears instead when viewing the task on the Completed tab.

    Known Issues

    Orbit Mobile App (Windows OS)

    • Maps: If multiple basemaps (map services or .tpk) are configured, they must all use the same spatial reference.
    • Maps: The map currently accepts and uses only the minimum and maximum extents of the first basemap/tile package loaded. If a different landbase is selected, and the extent values are different than the first, you may not be able to zoom or navigate properly to the tasks on your task list.
    • Maps: You can currently only display a basemap while offline (disconnected from ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online) using tile packages (.tpk) if the coordinate system is set at WGS 1984 Web Mercator (EPSG 3857 formerly known as Esri WKID 102100.)
    • Maps: Operational layers will not display when in a disconnected state.
    • Support: When using a Surface tablet, an incorrect message may appear indicating you do not have an email program when you click Support, even if you do have an email program installed. After dismissing the message, you can still complete the support e-mail as normal.
    • Touch Capabilities: With some Windows 8 devices, the touch capability does not function for task reordering. A stylus is required.

    Orbit Mobile App (iPad)

    • Error Log: Even with tile packages loading correctly, the Error Log continues to display a "Failed to load basemap" message.
    • Login: When integrating with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), forms authentication must be set as preferred/default.
    • Maps: Operational layers will not display when in a disconnected state.
    • Task Details: Depending on the layout selected, if a task's inspection detail contains a long label, the ability to see the value taken for the detail cannot be seen when the task is completed. Contact your administrator about altering the field label to a shorter value.
    • Task Details: Scrolling may not bounce back for task details in some instances.
    • Task Details: Adding multiple numbers after a decimal in a numeric inspection detail results in the value rounding to two decimal places (with no indicator prior to clicking Set Number.) Also, numbers greater than 15 significant digits will be rounded.
    • Task List: Scrolling may not bounce back for the task list in some instances.

     

    Orbit Mobile 1.2 Release - July 1, 2013

    What's New in Orbit Mobile (Windows OS)?

    This release includes several performance and stability improvements. In addition, the Orbit Mobile Windows App includes the following new features or functionality:

    Maps

    • Base Maps: You may receive a prompt when logging in to Download Tile Packages. These contain updates to your maps from your administrator. Please follow your company's practices for downloading these packages. Once downloaded, you can select them from your Base Map option on the map, and then click Refresh to view their newest state.
    • Clustering: Orbit Mobile now includes automatic clustering of tasks in the maps section. When you zoom out, tasks that are close together on the map appear as a cluster, and will separate as you zoom in.
    • Create New Task: When using the Create New Task tool, you now have the option to create the task at your current GPS location by selecting the Use GPS location? option. This is available only if you have GPS functionality enabled with your portable device.
      Note: GPS functionality may not be available for all devices.
    • GPS Follow: A new GPS Follow tool is now available in the maps section. When you toggle this tool on, the map centers around the current location of your GPS enabled device. As your device changes locations, the map reflects that movement. Panning, zooming, or selecting other tasks or buttons will disable the GPS Follow functionality.
      Note: To enable this tool for use, click the Settings button, and then select Enable GPS. GPS functionality may not be available for all devices.
    • Measure: A new Measure tool is now available in the maps section. After selecting this tool, click on the map to start a measurement. When you click in another location on the map, the total distance from the first point appears. Continuing to click on additional locations adds to the total length of the measurement and each segment's measurement appears. Click the Measure tool again (or double-click at the end of your current measurement) to start a new measurement, or click any other tool or task to remove visible measurements.
      NOTE: To set the unit of measure, click the Settings button, and then select the appropriate unit type.

    Task List

    • Task Type: The Task Type column is no longer included in the task list.
    • Task Name: The Task Name is now configured by your administrator. This information may be composed of static text and dynamic values derived from fields in the Orbit Administrative Portal.

    What's New in Orbit Mobile (iPad)?

    This release includes several performance and stability improvements. In addition, the Orbit Mobile iPad App includes the following new features or functionality:

    Maps

    • Base Maps: You may receive a prompt when logging in to Download Tile Packages. These contain updates to your maps from your administrator. Please follow your company's practices for downloading these packages. Once downloaded, you can select them from your Base Map option on the map, and then click Refresh to view their newest state.
    • Create New Task: When in a state of connectivity, you can now create tasks for valid task types using the Create New Task tool.
    • GPS Follow: A new GPS Follow tool is now available in the maps section. When you toggle this tool on, the map centers around the current location of your GPS enabled device. As your device changes locations, the map reflects that movement. Panning, zooming, or selecting other tasks or buttons will disable the GPS Follow functionality. To enable this tool for use, click the Settings button, and then select Enable GPS.
      Note: GPS functionality may not be available for all devices.

    Task List

    • Task Name: The Task Name is now configured by your administrator. This information may be composed of static text and dynamic values derived from fields in the Orbit Administrative Portal.

    Known Issues

    Orbit Mobile App (Windows OS)

    • Login: If you close the app using the close button (X), before logging out, the Login Type will not save. You will need to then enter your Login Type credentials prior to logging in.
    • Login: After logging in, you may see the message "Downloading tile packages...". This may take a few moments to finish. If you interact with the app during this time, Windows indicates that the app is Not Responding. However, the download does continue to run, and the app respond after the download finishes.
    • Login: The login page currently defaults to the first successful Login Type every time, even if you successfully log in with the other Login Type.
    • Login: When in a disconnected state, attempting to log in using Microsoft Live ID, the app will close.
    • Maps: Currently, if you try to use GPS Follow while you are not within the extent of the map, no error message appears, and you cannot zoom to your current location.
    • Maps: Operational layers will not display when in a disconnected state.
    • Maps: The map currently accepts and uses only the minimum and maximum extents of the first basemap/tile package loaded. If a different landbase is selected, and the extent values are different than the first, you may not be able to zoom or navigate properly to the tasks on your task list.
    • Photos: You cannot delete photographs, or edit their captions, after adding, unless you refresh or login again to the app first.
    • Support: When using a Surface tablet, an incorrect message may appear indicating you do not have an email program when you click Support, even if you do have an email program installed. After dismissing the message, you can still complete the support e-mail as normal.
    • Task Details: If the task name is too long, the Add an image... button is pushed off the right of the view. We recommend shortening task names or moving the vertical splitter to display the Add an image... button for use.
    • Touch Capabilities: With some Windows 8 devices, the touch capability does not function for task reordering. A stylus is required.
    • Touch Capabilities: With some touchscreen devices, when you click the Base Map tool or the Create New Task tool, the drop-down menus appear out of alignment with their tools.

    Orbit Mobile App (iPad)

    • Maps: The map currently accepts and uses only the minimum and maximum extents of the first basemap/tile package loaded. If a different landbase is selected, and the extent values are different than the first, you may not be able to zoom or navigate properly to the tasks on your task list.
    • Photos: Clicking next from the photo viewer while photographs are loading may cause the app to close. Wait for the photo to be fully uploaded prior to clicking Next.
    • Photos: Uploading too many photographs can slow the app and prevent the photo viewer from opening.
    • Photos: Attempting to delete photographs in quick succession can cause the app to crash. Wait for the next photo to finish loading before attempting to delete it.
    • Photos: Clicking twice on the "Use" button, when taking a photograph with the camera, can result in a blank photograph being added along with the photograph chosen.
    • Task Details: Depending on the layout selected, if a task's inspection detail contains a long label, the ability to see the value taken for the detail cannot be seen when the task is completed. Contact your administrator about altering the field label to a shorter value.
    • Task Details: Scrolling may not bounce back for task details in some instances.
    • Task Details: If an administrator deletes or changes the name of a value in a drop-down list, those changes are not reflected in Orbit Mobile. The correct list of values can only be seen by uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
    • Task Details: The following characters in the task details may appear incorrectly after saving: & < > " '
    • Task Details: Adding multiple numbers after a decimal in a numeric inspection detail results in the value rounding to two decimal places (with no indicator prior to clicking Set Number.)
    • Task List: Tasks on the task list do not wrap text at this time. Lengthy task types, property names, etc. set by the administrator may not be entirely visible in the task list section.
    • Task List: Minimizing or closing the app when tasks are downloading may result in the need to re-login, or the task display name may not appear until the entire task list is downloaded.
    • Task List: If you logged out from the app while viewing the Completed tab, the next time you login in those tasks appear on the Current Items tab. You can tap the Completed tab and then the Current Items tab to fix the display.
    • Task List: Scrolling may not bounce back for the task list in some instances.