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How to rename your device?

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How to rename your devices in Webkey?

When you have a large number of devices to control, it is important to be able to identify them. With Webkey it is possible to rename your devices and even name device groups. 

This will allow you to personalize the overview of your devices. 

 

Normally, our app will attempt to identify the device based on the below factors:

– Network MAC address. If there are more than one interface, we will use a select list for this.

– Android Serial. This is a deprecated function on more recent Android versions.

– Additionally, there is a public ID (in uuid format). This is generated by Webkey and is unique for all devices. 

 

To name your device, go to your dashboard and click on the device you wish to rename. 

After clicking on the sandwich menu, you will see the following:

On the top of the next screen, you will see the default name of your device. Simply clicking on the edit, you will be able to rename your device.

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About location tracking

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Location Tracking

Webkey’s location tracking feature allows you to locate and track your devices added to your account using your device’s GPS data. In addition to this absolutely vital information about your device, this feature also opens a lot of opportunities; you can display information on your device depending on its location or gather information from the movement of devices in your fleet among many other things. No rooted device is necessary to be able to use this feature which is available across all editions of Webkey.

Let’s have a look at how it works!

When pairing your device with your Webkey account, you have to make sure that the location data can be used by the Webkey app on your device. You should also allow Webkey to use your device’s location data. This will be shown like this:

After this, Webkey is ready to locate your device on a map, track its path. This feature is directly available from your dashboard (https://webkeyapp.com/dashboard/devices), by simply clicking on the location icon on the top:

After clicking on location tracking, your dashboard view will change to a map view. Here Webkey will give you the option to track your device on a map or get a view of their path drawn on a map. The data output for both of these features depends on the settings, so it is worth having a look at these in advance.

When you open up your settings, you should see the above panel. The different color-coded arrows stand for the following settings: 

Yellow: With these, you can select when you want to track the location of your device. Select the specific days of the week and set the time period in the day that you’d like to use this feature

Green: In this field, you can set how often the location is saved by Webkey. Simply put; the lower the number, the more continuous the data of the location of the device will be. 

Red: This is how often the location of the device is computed. The more often (lower number), the more accurate the location.

It is important to note here that the above settings can affect the battery life significantly; it is worth using the settings best suited for the data you would like to have, but with having battery life in mind at the same time.

When you are done with setting up the details for this feature, you should click “tracking” on the left-hand side of the screen (red circle shown above). Here, you can select the device you would like to track on the map. If you have multiple devices, you may select them to be shown and, if you have grouped your devices, the groups will appear here as well. You may select the devices from a group individually or the group as a whole, or different devices from different groups. 

 

After you select your device, Webkey will automatically locate it and show it on the map (the green circle above). The pin on the map will be named after the name you have set for the given device: if you have multiple devices, they may be shown at the same time. The tab associated with the device will show the last saved GPS data and the date and time this was recorded.

You can also find the path tool on the left-hand side of your screen. To use this, you first will need to select a time range (green arrow). Data here will be recorded from when the device have been added to your Webkey account and the location information enabled. The position of the device will be shown on a map with a pin (blue arrow), coloured in green when the device is online, and red when it was offline. The accuracy and continuity of the data will be influenced by the settings (see above). There is a search field for you to search for the device that you would like to get information about. 

 

Track history is also shown on the left side of the screen (red arrow). When you select and click on an entry, the map will automatically move to show the location where your device has been at that given time. 

The track history may also be exported and saved. Webkey will automatically create a CSV file from the location data in the selected date range for the given device; this will open in an excel file and will by default give you the timestamp and the correlating GPS data in an excel file.

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What is screen mirroring?

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Screen mirroring explained simply

Screen mirroring is duplicating the screen of a mobile, tablet or laptop on a different screen. It can be a useful tool for providing remote support or centrally overseeing a fleet of devices. With Webkey, it is possible to mirror the screen or screens of the connected Android devices in the central Dashboard. 

What can we know about the screen mirroring feature of Webkey? 

Webkey offers you the ability to mirror the screens of the connected devices in real time. We have worked on improving the quality and lag time of the screen mirror (and the screen stream) recently. With Webkey you only need a stable connection to have a full view of your Android device’s screen, running smoothly in real time. No rooted devices are required for this feature. 

We offer the screen mirroring feature as part of our standard app. You may also combine the screen mirroring feature with other Webkey features such as the remote screenshot or screen recording. 

What can I use the screen mirroring feature for?

This is one of the most important features of our app. It is the simplest way we can provide to check the controlled phone’s screen remotely. But you can also think about a tablet for example with a broken screen: in this case the screen mirror feature will give you back the visibility of what you stored on your tablet, thus allowing you to continue to use it or save files etc. 

In the business environment, this feature is the basis of providing remote support as it allows you to centrally monitor the connected devices and what is on their screens, all in real time.  

You may also find important notes about the Legacy Screen Stream setting in this article.

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Pricing overview

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Webkey believes that a transparent and easy to follow pricing is the basis of the customer satisfaction. 

Therefore, we would like to give you a little bit more information on our pricing plans and how to best read our website’s pricing page

First, it is important to note that we have two main different pricing categories:

  • Individual users 
  • Business users 

Individual users

For individual users, we offer our Free version for one device and the Home version for upto 5 devices. In these pricing plans, only our Standard, Cloud based edition is available. The main difference is the device limit.

The Home version is the only version that we offer with a monthly billing plan, however we do recommend choosing the yearly subscription plan – this way you can save 4 months.

These two plans are also ideal for testing purposes before making a decision on a larger subscription.

Business users

For Business users, we offer a stair-step pricing plan, based on the number of devices. The Professional Plan includes our Standard Edition of the app, while the Professional Plus version comes with the Business Edition. The main difference between the two Editions is that the Business edition is a tailormade app, with special features, priority support and possible unique developments. 

If you need to make any changes to increase the device limit, you may do this from the app at any times. 

Other

In addition to these we also offer server solutions  which are recommended to business clients. They can either be dedicated servers and on-premise servers. As both of these solutions are quite unique and will require prior check of the environment and existing infrastructure, please always contact us for a quotation. 

As for our premium in app features, please be referred to an earlier article.

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Sending Android intents with Webkey

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It is possible to send intents from your Dashboard to the controlled device(s). An intent is basically a passive data structure holding an abstract description of an action to be performed. You can use intents for launching activities and services, and broadcasting. It is best to see intents as the glue that connects different activities.

To send intents from your Webkey dashboard, you need to click on the Android icon after logging in and selecting the device you wish to send intents to. 

As shown above, you will need to name your intent and select the type of intent you would like to send.

In the extras field you can specify the additional important attributes of the intent further specifying the action to be performed. You may add additional lines of information about the intent you wish to send. 

Before sending the intent, you should add the category by clicking the “+” icon on the right. 

Webkey gives you the opportunity to compile most of the standard intents, however if there is a specific need to add any of these, please do get in touch with us and let us know your use case. We will be happy to help! 

For programmers, developers, and experts it is also possible to send intents programmatically by using REST APIs, please be referred to our API doc

For detailed information regarding how intents work we recommend reading this description