WorkWide News

News/ 9 Releases

  1. 2021 DEVICE SUPPORT

    We at WorkWide are very excited about 2021, we have a lot of features and enhancements planned for the year. As with every year, Apple and Google release the latest version of their respective mobile operating systems. These OS updates typically get released in the 4th quarter of the year, they come with much needed improvements, new features and security patches. At times, Apple and Google will enforce what OS version developers need to target and support in order to still be eligible for app store submissions and updates. We always strive to have WorkWide function on as many devices as possible while still adhering to each app store's rules and guidelines. For 2021 the below device and OS requirements will be in place for all WorkWide users.

    iOS
    - Minimum Version: iOS 11
    - Minimum Supported Version: iOS 11
    - Recommended Version: A device capable of running iOS 13 is recommended due to the increased availability of native APIs allowing WorkWide to fulfil its job in its entirety.
    - Additionally, due to the performance requirements of image/video processing within WorkWide it is recommended that an iOS 13 device is used.
    - Storage: A minimum of 1GB of available storage due to the space requirements of capturing media.

    ANDROID
    - Unsupported Versions: Android 4.3 & Below
    - Minimum Supported Version: Android 8
    - Recommended Version: Android 9 and greater is recommended due to the increased availability of native APIs allowing WorkWide to fulfil its job in its entirety.
    - RAM: Minimum of 512MB of RAM, 2GB of RAM is the minimum supported amount of RAM and is recommended due to the memory requirements of image/video processing and downscaling.
    - CPU: Minimum ARMv7 level CPU, at least a Quad Core 1.2GHz CPU or better is recommended due to the requirements of image/video processing and downscaling.
    - Storage: A minimum of 1GB of available storage due to the space requirements of capturing media.

  2. WORKWIDE RELEASE! v7.1.1

    ENHANCEMENTS:
    1. Improved Mobile App sort selection interface.
    2. Added sort by Start time for Tasks to Mobile App.
    3. Added sort by Task Type for Tasks to Mobile App.
    4. Added Video field to Mobile App and Admin interface.
    5. Added support for expiry date for Tasks to Mobile App.
    6. Improved Create Task UX, users can now specify a start time and end time for a created Task.
    7. Added ability to add Image/Video comments immediately after media selection on the Mobile App.
    8. Added ability to enforce approval of Tasks before allowing Tasks to be Started or 9. Completed on the Mobile App and Admin interface.

    BUGFIX:
    1. Fixed the display of asset date when there are no assets on the Mobile App.

    Please note this release will require the user to log in again and re-download their Assets, this is due to some database structure changes that have been implemented as part of the enhancements in this release.

  3. WE'RE MAD ABOUT MOBILITY!

    WorkWide - The Digital Job Card App is a proudly South African, innovative Mobile Workforce Management Tool. We develop, market, and operate our homegrown WorkWide Field Services Application via a web platform and mobile app. The platform intelligently delivers mobile capability to any non-office-based employee by digitising your Job Cards, extending task management to the mobile device. Ease of efficiency has never looked this smart!

  4. MANAGING WORKING FROM HOME?

    Distractions, stress, schoolwork, housework and running a business don’t always mix well but WorkWide has created a FREE APP to assist you in dealing with the lockdown, social distancing and working from home.
    With it you get:
    • A health checklist or symptom tracker in line with WHO guidelines.
    • A work update on completed tasks and tasks in progress.
    • Location tracking – making sure employees are respecting lockdown protocol.
    This is the perfect tool to monitor your employees' health and ensure your business moves forward during this difficult time. Let’s #FlattenTheCurve together.

  5. EVER FEEL LIKE THROWING YOUR PAPERS IN THE AIR AND WALKING AWAY IN FRUSTRATION?

    We got you! With WorkWide you can get rid of all that pesky paperwork by digitising your job cards. What’s even better is that your digitised job cards are fully customisable.

  6. MAKE YOUR WORKING WORLD, WORK BETTER

    This is the WorkWide promise! View jobs in real-time. Have real-time visibility of your workforce. Eliminate paperwork. Maximise fuel efficiency. Reduce travel time. Increase productivity. Increase your bottom line. Increase employee and client happiness! Do it all now with WorkWide’s innovative mobile platform that extends your core business workflows onto your mobile device.

  7. WHAT DOES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

    Did you know that through mobility, WorkWide Mobile’s efficiency, real-time visibility and faster resolution times makes getting tasks and completing tasks very simple to track? This is digital transformation that works effortlessly, transformation that puts control of your business right in the palm of your hand.

  8. HAPPY WORKERS DAY

    Happy Workers Day to the work-from-homers, the essential services staff and our selfless frontline healthcare workers. We salute every hardworking South African doing their best to make a success of #TheNewNormal WorkWide Mobile is here to help you do what you love better, so you can love what you do best!

  9. FREE COVID19 APP TO SCREEN STAFF FOR COVID19 SYMPTOMS

    WorkWide is a South African tech start-up wanting to help in this time of crisis. We have developed a free #COVID19 version of our Workforce Management app to assist businesses in looking after their employees and to ensure that we collectively #FlattenTheCurve. As we head into #LockdownLevel4, we urge businesses to use our free #COVID19 app. The rules stated in government’s Risk Adjusted Strategy for Economic Activity require all employers to screen their staff on a daily basis for COVID 19 symptoms. Our app includes a symptom tracker that is in line with WHO guidelines. It takes a minute to complete and gives managers an overview of the health of their employees and the potential for them to spot virus trends.

  10. HEALTH AND WORK CHECK-IN APP DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

    As we head into our third week of lockdown, we reflect on the importance of staying home, staying safe and staying healthy.

    Last week WorkWide released a free health and work check-in app to assist businesses in flattening the curve and to help businesses manage their remote workforce. There has been a significant uptake and use of our #COVID19 app and we are actively facilitating businesses to help South Africa #FlattenTheCurve by utilising our app to ensure that employees are healthy and working productively from home – we are here to help!

    Visit our youtube channel to view some of the app’s features YouTube.

  11. HEALTH AND WORK CHECK-IN APP DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

    In the spirit of solidarity, South African tech start-up, WorkWide, has developed a free version of its Workforce Management Mobile Application to assist businesses in dealing with lockdown efforts, social distancing and working from home. The local company wanted to offer its software platform gratis to South Africa (and the rest of the world) to assist in flattening the curve and help businesses manage their mobile workforce.

    Byron Christopher, the Managing Director of WorkWide, explains: “We are a small business comprising of seven passionate South Africans who were wanting to help in this time of crisis. Since we are slightly hampered in our own business, we thought of what we could focus our energy on in the lockdown, and the answer was obvious - to help our fellow South Africans by making sure we do whatever is in our power to #FlattenTheCurve. In the space of a few days, we configured our platform with a very simple checklist that enforces lockdown in an easy, friendly and auditable way.”

    The app will support lockdowns around the world by identifying employee health risks in real time, making sure that people are staying at home and are located where they say they are as well as maintaining work productivity levels.

    Christopher fully empathises with businesses who have the responsibility to both flatten the curve, monitor employee wellbeing at home and maintain business continuity.

    “The lockdown is not a holiday and we all need to stay energised and productive, especially in such times of uncertainty. Our free employee tool has three parts; a health checklist or symptom tracker (in line with the WHO guidelines), a work update on completed tasks and tasks in progress, as well as a fun social media element where employees can upload selfies and are congratulated for staying at home and flattening the curve. These daily check-ins ensure that early cases or trends can be dealt with immediately. It takes two minutes to complete, so no additional admin and no micromanagement required.”

    This easy to use administration portal gives managers an overview of the health of their employees where they can spot virus trends and assist potentially ill employees. It shows employees that their employers care about their health. Furthermore, the app can pinpoint employee locations, making sure that they are working from home and respecting lockdown protocol. They will see a geographic depiction of areas where there may be concentrated outbreaks.

    The COVID-19 app is free and is not only limited to South Africa, it can be used globally.

    WorkWide wishes you and your loved ones well in this collective drive to #FlattenTheCurve where we are physically separated, but side-by-side in every other way. Stay Home. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy. Together we will beat this.

  12. TO HELP- FREE COVID-19 APP FOR BUSINESSES

    In times like these, we all need to help. In a spirit of solidarity, WorkWide has created a free app to assist businesses in dealing with the lockdown, social distancing and working from home.
    Our Managing Director Byron Christopher explains: “We are a small business comprising of seven passionate South Africans who were wanting to help in this time of crisis. The answer was obvious - to help our fellow South Africans by making sure we do whatever is in our power to #FlattenTheCurve. In the space of a few days, we configured our platform with a very simple checklist that enforces lockdown in an easy, friendly and auditable way.”