1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 12, 2019 1:28 PM by Scott Copus

    Mobile Integration: Scan QR code to access print job status, release print job

    Lee Stoltz Scout

      I would be nice it patrons could release or cancel print jobs by scanning a qr code that shows up on screen after printing a print job.  Process:

       

      1. Patron prints and fills in all job details

      2. Patron scans qr code

      3. Patron sees description that printer is where ever, that job is x pages, costs y, instructions to press button (and maybe enter job pin) to release job

      4. Patron saunters to printing area and presses the button

                          or

      4. Patron sees that there are 5 people lined up and the first person is printing 1000 pages

      5. Patron chooses another printer or cancels print job

        • Re: Mobile Integration: Scan QR code to access print job status, release print job
          Scott Copus Adventurer

          Hi Lee,

           

          I agree. I think the mobile apps solutions need to also include an easier initial setup and login workflow. End result is where the site's server information and a user's account is automatically added to their mobile device.  Also, it may be a good idea that the mobile app be flexible enough to allow for *multiple* servers.  Some ideas:

          • a first time *site/server setup* QR code could be displayed at or near all print devices
          • Pharos could provide an opt-in "directory" service for Pharos site admins that allows users to search and find by institution name/acronym. Optionally it could be protected with maybe a keyword code.
          • Autoconfigure by geolocation (allowing for multiple locations) via point+radius or polygon boundaries
          • Possibly restricted via device IP ranges like 10.5.1.0/24,10.5.2.0/24
          • User login integration with 3rd party providers like Google/Facebook/Twitter
          • User login via SSO with one-time code/PIN like "link your TV"... "print.mysite.edu/login" or "print.mysite.edu/activate/mycodehere"
          • For print centers/release stations, it would be nice if they could support maybe these technologies (browser technology is very advanced nowadays with better hardware integration):
            • prox/NFC against the user's mobile device
            • "webcams" to allow for logins using QR codes that can be displayed from within the app with:
              • permanent user-based QR codes
              • one-time or temporary (like one hour/day) QR codes
              • with optional password or PIN entry at the stations.

           

          -Scott