Quick Base Mobile is here!

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We're excited to announce enhanced Quick Base mobile capabilities that enable customers to build custom business applications for both the web and mobile without special mobile development. Quick Base automatically generates a mobile interface for every Quick Base application, giving customers the freedom to communicate with all team members, regardless of location, by updating and sharing information in real time from any device.

In addition to being able to interact with reports, charts, and data from any mobile device, customers are able to upload documents, photos, videos, auto-fill address fields based on location, and use voice-to-text data entry using native smartphone features. 

 All of these features can be easily and securely access through the new Quick Base native mobile app, available for download on Apple and Android smartphones.

Learn even more about the mobile application at our Quick Base blog here.

The Quick Base mobile app can be downloaded from Apple and Google Play app stores and is compatible with iOS (10.0 or later) and Android (4.1 or later) smartphones.

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What specific features are required by this app to function?  Using my company issued iPad, I went to the Apple Store and cannot get this app.  There's a message that states "This app requires specific features not available on this device."  I am using an iPad mini 4 with iOS 12
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Hi Hector,

For the release the mobile iOS app is specifically compatible with the iPhone. It isn't currently available for the iPad with this release. 
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Any idea on when it will be available for iPads?
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Hi Hector,

Our product developers are currently evaluating developing a mobile app for tablets, but at this time we don’t have an estimated timeline to share. It is a great help to hear there is a desire for a tablet application as well.
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Exciting to see some forward progress on mobile.  Unfortunately image rotation is still very broken from iOS-to-Desktop.  Isn't the point of a native mobile app to be able to more tightly control the user experience and make things like this more seamless?  Still a major deal breaker for any mobile app involving photo upload.

https://community.quickbase.com/quickbase/topics/quickbase-really-needs-to-build-exif-rotation-aware...

https://quickbase.uservoice.com/forums/111823-quick-base-product-feedback/suggestions/35235568-fix-i...
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Hi Josh. Thanks again for your comment. I agree this is a very important issue and it's on our list of items to address. We've not dismissed it, rest assured! Thank you for your patience and willingness to help with suggested fixes, etc.
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Good to hear, thanks Chris.  Glad it's on the radar.
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Nice to see this feature, but it would not load on iPhone. Support doesn't really respond. Poor experience so far
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Android user. Overall looks good. Two observations...

1. Just tried opening the app again and it said I had too many sessions open when I used my finger log in. I had to reenter my user/pass to get in. I haven't used it too much to see if I have to login/thumbprint every time I open the app like a banking account.

2. Does it drop you to the same default list of your apps every time? It would be nice to go to the last page you had open or a default report or home page.
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Hi David,

I'm glad to hear you are liking the look of the app overall. To your questions in general for Android the expected behavior is that you would authenticate with your finger log in anytime the application is opened from being closed (Until your session expires on your realm and then you would have to use the normal login again) basically letting you resume an existing session. It wouldn't ask you for your login if you just flipped to another application and back again or if you left it open and running on your phone in the background during your session. Session length can be set by an account's realm admin.  

That sort of goes along with your second question where if the application is left suspended you can go back to where you left the app hanging during your session to pick up where you left off but the current default behavior on opening the app up is to go back to your apps list every time. I hope that information is helpful.