After you have installed the missionsApp using these instructions, you can start getting familiar with the missionsApp.
Admin Settings Page #
Each time you log in, you will land on the Settings page of the missionApp admin.
The current version is printed and if a new version is available at the time you log in, the new version will also be printed on the screen. If a new version is available, the Update Button will light up and you will be able to download the latest version. If the Update Button is gray, then you have the latest version. Currently, the software is on Version 2022.4.22.0
Password and Custom Code #
Changing Password & Password Safety #
It is important to change the password “changeme” to something more secure because this is a commonly used default password that many people may know or guess, making it easy for attackers to gain access to sensitive information. Using a strong and unique password can help prevent unauthorized access and protect sensitive data.
Cybersecurity specialists recommend using a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters in passwords to make them more difficult to guess. Additionally, it is important to avoid using easily guessable information such as names, dates, or common words in passwords.
In the case of eMin Resources missionsApp, securing the Windows software is crucial because it likely contains sensitive data and information related to mission activities. If an attacker were to gain access to this information, it could compromise the safety and security of the mission and those involved.
By changing the default password to something more secure and following cybersecurity best practices, the eMin Resources missionsApp can better protect itself against potential security threats and safeguard the important work being done by the mission. It is important to regularly review and update passwords to ensure the continued security of the software and any associated data.
Enforcing IP Address for Security Check #
As an additional layer of security, you have the option of locking down the missionary database to the IP at the location of the Mission Display Computer. In the case that the computer comes up missing or is stolen, by checking the box to Enforce IP Adress Security Check, you will be preventing any bad actors from accessing the missionary database outside that IP Geo-Fence. Think of it as a virtual perimeter around a given location.
Allowing the Printing of Missionary Letters #
One of the most under-used features of the missionsApp is the ability to print mission letters to a wired or wireless printer. By selecting the Allow Printing of Missionary Letters checkbox, the PDF ( Portable Document Format ) reader will display a PRINT button on the screen. You can store as many prayer letters as you want for each missionary so that users can see the progress of the missionary.
Volume Level #
In addition to the volume control on the actual display, the software also has a blare feature. You can adjust the volume in the missionsApp in order to prevent loud sounds from video emanating from the display.
Email Logs for Support #
Occasionally, situations may arise with the software that requires a thorough analysis of its actions. In such cases, the Log Files serve as a valuable resource for software engineers to understand what occurred and identify any potential issues that need to be debugged and resolved. By examining the Log Files, the software engineer can gain insight into the software’s behavior and take necessary measures to address any problems that may arise.
Church Name & Admin Email #
During the signup process, users are prompted to provide their Ministry Name and Admin Email. However, as personnel changes can occur within missions, it is possible that these contact details may become outdated or invalid. In such cases, the Church Name and Email Contact information serve as the primary means of communication for the software team. By relying on this information, the team can ensure that they are able to effectively communicate with mission participants and address any issues or concerns that may arise.
Help Text Font #
The font face, size, and style can be edited using the Help Text Font input box, dropdowns, and color wheel.
Font Color & Shadow #
Font color and shadow are available to style as you deem necessary. Branding Tip: Use the same font stack as your website and church bulletin so that visitors recognize your brand.
Help Text #
There are three different Help Text inputs.
Each of the map screens ( Screensaver, “Region” or Basic Map, “Zoom” or Advanced Map ) has editable text fields that can be used to help encourage folks to tap the screen. Pro Tip: The text fields can also be used for upcoming events or missionary visitor notifications.
Show URL‘s on Missionary Pages #
One of the most compelling and technologically advanced functionalities of the missionsApp is the QR Code Generator. Whenever a user adds a website link or phone number, the software automatically produces a distinctive QR Code that can be scanned by individuals using their personal devices. Furthermore, the app offers the ability to display the link associated with the QR Code, which can be toggled on or off via the Show URL Section found on the Settings page.
Multiple System Update Function #
The Push Update to Kiosk(s) Button enables the synchronization of data across multiple displays connected to the same network, eliminating the need to manually input the same information on each individual device. With this feature, users can input data once and easily share it with other displays, streamlining the process and saving time.