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    What Does an Attendance Tracking App Do?

    Employers, associations, and educators can track employees, subcontractors, members, and students’ attendance by scanning barcodes or reading NFC tags/cards.

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    FAQs About Attendance Tracking

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    The vast majority of our customers use a third-party service for the process of ID creation itself. While you can generate barcode values and images on codeREADr, it is generally time-consuming and not meant for actions such as provisioning credentials. Most customers, either manually or automatically, upload a database of ID values to our site and use our app for verifying the values on location.

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    Duplicate checking can be implemented as a feature that alerts the user that a barcode has already been scanned and is no longer valid.

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    Conditional validation allows for customization of attendance tracking use cases that have a variable such as time or day. With this feature, you can add a special count and/or duration-based conditions to invalidate scans. For these options, the app-user will need Internet connectivity.

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    One feature that comes as a default on our app is “Lookup.” The Lookup feature allows any user to search the associated database and create a scan record for a barcode without physically scanning anything. While some customers find this useful for people who have forgotten or lost their barcode value, others would prefer to disable this feature.

    Using advanced settings, you can disable lookup so that users cannot create a record without either manually typing a known code value or scanning an image with the camera.

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    One of our most popular features is kiosk mode. In this mode, iOS and Android tablets or phones can be locked to the scanning function. This mode uses the front camera and allows for self-scanning.

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    When importing or creating your database on codeREADr, you can use Webify formatting to include photos hosted remotely. The response text can include virtually any information you’d like to associate and display with the person you are tracking.

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    Our database builder service is often used for the purpose of adding people on the spot for whom a record doesn’t already exist. Additionally, using a more complex service set up for photo verification, you can even allow data collection. This allows photos and question answers to be included when adding a new person to your database.

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    There are many different methods employed by our customers for separating data into different segments. Some create databases for each list of people and associate each list with its own service. Some create separate users for each teacher or room. Some use one database, one service and one user and simply separate the data when exporting the records to a spreadsheet. Ultimately, it’s up to you how to organize your data for your needs.

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    There are two options for re-entry. The first would simply be allowing an unlimited number of scans to be made with the barcode value. This is the default for valid codes. Secondarily, if you want to track when people come and go, you probably will want to use Check In/Out. This service has the option to disallow check in without checking out or vice versa. With Check In/Out, you can effectively monitor the movement of students or employees.

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    Our barcode scanner will work with virtually any barcode in any form. This includes small, dense, damaged, partially obscured, and poorly printed barcodes, and even barcodes at extreme angles. If you are having trouble scanning in your conditions, we offer an advanced scanning engine that is even more accurate.

    If you would like to create digital IDs for your attendees, one app we recommend is ID123.

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    Using Check-In/Out, you can access a live portal online that shows the status of all IDs in a given database. As well, using the Scans page, you can search for the latest scan of any ID.

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    We offer the ability to customize the display of the response screen as well as change the response text as desired. Additionally, there are both free and paid options for white labeling the app to include your logo.

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    Every paid plan has unlimited scans available. Our pricing model is per device. A device is counted as billable if your authorized app-user signs into the device anytime during your monthly billing period. The monthly count is not based on concurrently used devices but instead, the total number of unique devices that signed in during your monthly billing period. Each month this count resets and each device sign in counts towards your plan limit.

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    codeREADr is compatible with most devices. This includes iOS, Android, and mobile computers. We do not sell any hardware so it is up to you to decide on which devices you will use codeREADr.

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    codeREADr works offline as well as online. While certain features, such as conditional validation and cross-device duplicate checking, require internet connection, the basic functionality of verifying a ticket against a database is available for download and use without the internet.

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