BlastIQ Mobile April 2021 Release

Orica will release an update to BlastIQ Mobile in April 2021.

 

A notification will appear in the BlastIQ Mobile app on start-up once the update is available. We hope this will enable customers to perform the update without assistance from the specialist.

 

For further information on an update to the software, please contact the Support Team at blastiqsupport@orica.com or via the web support.blastiq.com.

Features included in the April release

User List & Equipment List from Admin Portal:

  • Improvements have been made to define both the user and equipment lists in the Admin portal. These lists will be brought down to the devices and remove the need to recreate these lists each time a device is built.
  • This change will meant that existing user and equipment lists won't be available on the devices when the software has been updated. New lists will need to be created in the Admin portal.
  • An option of 'Guest' will be available on the device for users that aren't yet created. Similarly, the option of 'None' will be available on the device where the equipment is not yet created or an equipment field is not needed. 

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Capture an Intercept Value:

  • An option has been included for users to collect an intercept value in the field that can be taken back to SHOTPlus and used to create a strata surface for use in loading rules.
  • The option needs to be enabled in the Admin portal to make it available on the tablet
  • Further information can be found here.

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Display of Initiators Required for a Path:

  • To compliment the feature displaying the bulk product required per path, the display of initiators required for a selected path has been addedmceclip1.png

Introduction of System Keyboard & Support for Multilingual Keyboard:

  • To further support a growing customer base and to enable the support for further languages, the system keyboard has been introduced in place of the previous keyboard. This means that the keyboard, when opened in BlastIQ Mobile will reflect the language that it is set for.

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Support for Arabic:

  • Language support has been expanded to Include Arabic 

Mark a Hole as a Redrill of Another:

  • A blasthole can be marked as a redrill of another either from the list view or when adding a hole.
  • Further information can be found here.

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Other Features/Bug Fixes:

  • Update from electron to Webview for the wrapping of the application. Some benefits include:
    • Performance improvements for the application
    • Improved battery life
    • Smaller installer (after the initial upgrade to the latest version)
  • Map option display doesn't retain GPS display selection when Mobile is shutdown
  • Improved support for detonating cord
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