July is a month of small but nice-to-have updates in applications: we improved the Logistics app design and improved the notification settings; added the turning time setting in Hecterra; enhanced the warning system in Fleetrun.
In July, a large-scale beta testing of NimBus 2.0 was finished, we discussed it in detail in the blog.
To make it easier for you to deal with the new functionality, we have prepareda guide for how to choose the most appropriate way of using NimBus, depending on your goals.
Visit the forum and share your thoughts on what else we could add to NimBus.
When Hecterra calculates mileage and fuel consumption, it takes into account the time within which the unit makes a turn outside the field. Previously, the turning time value was 2 minutes. But it didn’t work for some users. In certain cases, the turn takes longer: when the machinery is too bulky or the terrain is too uneven. Sometimes, on the contrary, the user wants to reduce the 2-minute period. For example, when the tractor works on two fields and moves between them.
Now the user can customize the turning time value in the Search settings section of the Resource tab.
Turning time in the Search settings
The default value is 2 minutes, but the user can select from 1 to 5 minutes in the drop-down list in the settings.
This makes fuel consumption and mileage data more accurate.
Find more on the new features, as well as comments on the app processing and user experience on the Wialon forum.
In Fleetrun, the values of mileage and engine hours used in the charts are obtained from the tracker, while the indicators in the Cost section and in the upper section of the unit information are calculated based on the values from Wialon.
If you changed the data in Wialon, there may be a discrepancy in the cost per 1 kilometer parameter in the charts and in these sections. To keep you aware of the possible cause, we have added warnings that the values of mileage or engine hours were changed in Wialon. Now if you decrease the values of mileage and engine hours in the selected period, you’ll see an icon with a tooltip.
Warning about changes in mileage
We are discussing the Fleetrun new features on the forum – come to join us.
We have moved the Notification method option from the Import orders section to the Order parameters section on the General settings tab for all orders you import and create.
Notification method setting in Order parameters
The notification methods have now been moved to a separate section, where you can configure the most convenient option for receiving notifications. The selected format will be used by default for imported and created orders, and you do not have to waste time on notification settings every time.
We also added the Show button to notification cards of all types, except for notifications when a route is deleted. After clicking on the button, the order or route is centered and highlighted in the table.
The Show button in notification cards
We have completely changed the login page design and updated the application logo in the navigation bar. Now the page has a different background, the Logistics icon, and the design of the fields.
Visit the forum, read about the new Logistics options and share your experience of working with the updated features.
We hope that the updates will simplify your work with the Wialon-based applications. Let us know what you think about them on the Wialon forum – we always read all the comments and take them into account during our work.