The PayrollHero MyClock has been available on iOS for quite some time has just been launched on Android. Now you can download the MyClock Android and use it for clocking in and out of your PayrollHero account.
PayrollHero’s MyClock mobile app is designed for employees that need to clock in and out on their own devices.
We recently did a post on restaurant technology in Singapore where we spoke about how restaurants are adopting technology to deal with the labour crunch. Apps like TradeGecko are helping companies manage inventory, Chope automates the concept of reserving tables and Perx is redefining loyalty cards in the form of an app. Restaurants like Shin Minori and Coastes are adapting to the changing environment by using electronic menus instead of waiters who take orders from customers.
This restaurant, known for its Japanese buffet, introduced its eMenu in August 2014. Tablets on every table allow customers to order sushi dishes from the buffet. The idea was to reduce waiting time for dishes. On a busy day, this is especially helpful because no time is wasted on waiters who are busy with other tables. Customers can order as they please and take their time deciding what they want to eat. By using eMenus, the restaurant has reduced labour costs by keeping only food runners to serve food.
Shin Minori also used the introduction of their new eMenus along with a brand new ala-carte buffet menu as marketing tools to rope in customers. And it worked. Food bloggers who reviewed Shin Minori were impressed with the ease of ordering and even mentioned the eMenus on their blogs.
Coastes, another restaurant in Singapore, has taken ordering food to the next level. With a neat app, that runs on both Android and iOS, customers can log in their credit card details and order food. Cashless payment options remove the hassle of waiters running back and forth with checks. Only food runners are required to deliver food to customers. The entire system is faster, simpler and more cost efficient.
Coastes and Shin Minori are a few among many restaurants that are bringing down costs by installing electronic menus. Fish and Co is another restaurant chain across Singapore that uses iPads on every table so that customers can order food instantly.
Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there’s a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone’s phone and take over, just by knowing the phone’s number.
In this attack, the target would not need to goof up — open an attachment or download a file that’s corrupt. The malicious code would take over instantly, the moment you receive a text message…
Here’s how the attack would work: The bad guy creates a short video, hides the malware inside it and texts it to your number. As soon as it’s received by the phone, Drake says, “it does its initial processing, which triggers the vulnerability.”
Google has already issued a patch for this vulnerability.
BUT, most Android patches don’t make it to existing smartphone owners. They first have to be dealt with by the manufacturers of the phones (of which there are many) and then by telco themselves. Both of which don’t happen super fast – which results in million’s of Android devices being vulnerable to this issue.
At PayrollHero, we push Apple as our prefer platform for clients to use for clocking in and out. We support Android, but most of our new features come out for iOS first. Plus, there are so many added benefits that Apple brings, security being one of them, but other built in features like Guided Access.
Apple does not have this same problem as Android as Apple has controlled the relationship with the telcos and has the ability to push updates to iOS phones themselves. No need for the telco to get involved and Apple makes the hardware, so no manufacturers to deal with.
Great news, we have just release an update to the TeamClock Android app within the Google Play Store. This version supports offline clocking and breaks. If your device looses it’s internet connection your employees can continue to clock in, take breaks, clock out and the data will be stored on the device until an internet connection is re-established.
When the device connects to the internet the clockings and breaks will be sent to web application for attendance processing.
The PayrollHero TeamClock is now available in the Google Play Store for your Android devices. It is currently available in the Philippines and will be released worldwide within a week. This is the first version of the TeamClock for Android, up until now clients have been using the TeamClock Chrome for the employees clock in and clock out needs.
The Android TeamClock enables your employees to clock in and out and take breaks. Offline mode and other functionality will be coming soon.
Android Min. Requirements:
1.2 Megapixel front camera (960 x 1280)
Android KitKat and Lollipop
We put together an infographic and a new page on our website that showcases the value us using PayrollHero’s TeamClock iOS versus traditional punch clocks, biometrics or even Android. While our platform does work on Android, the experience is better on an iOS device. Check out the page and let us know what you think.
Exciting news! PayrollHero’s TeamClock Chrome now works on Android devices. You can see a quick video below that shows it in action. This is still a beta feature, but it is available to clients now. More Android functionality coming soon.