Event joining process - automate some more of the steps

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04 Jun, 2021 03:35 PM

We're just exploring the Event joining process now, to get ready for the possibility of adding officers from other agencies to an evac effort. Would it be possible to further automate some of the Event signup steps? Right now it seems like there's a bit of a decision tree to the signup process - are they signed in to caltopo instead of sartopo? Do they have a sartopo account? Do they have the app installed? In a time-sensitive scenario like that, every possible bit of automation would really help.

- how 'smart' can the QR code be - can it be scanned from the phone's camera app or generic QR reader app, and determine if they have the app installed, and take them to the app store first if needed, and then begin the Event join process?
- if they are signed in to the caltopo server, automatically sign them out of caltopo and in to sartopo
- if they don't have a sartopo account, automatically create a @Guest account rather than offering the option to create a 'real' account
- skip the 'sync as' page (this only happens in @Guest accounts?); just use the default device name

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 09 Jun, 2021 01:14 PM

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    Thanks for the detailed feedback and suggestions around Events. I agree with your point that incidents where events would be valuable are time-sensitive scenarios- I will make a note of your feedback to share with the development team. Of note, we are planning to merge the CalTopo and SARTopo servers in the future so your second point shouldn't be an issue after that occurs.

  2. Meghan closed this discussion on 09 Jun, 2021 01:14 PM.

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