Today we released another update to the Smartwaiver Kiosk app. Version 2.0 is now available for your iPad or Android (Samsung) device! With this update, we’ve laid the foundation to crank out some very cool features in the near future (more to come there) so we encourage everyone to grab the latest version.
If you have a Smartwaiver Kiosk set up already
When you update the app on your device, your Kiosk will be automatically "registered" with your Smartwaiver account.
If you're setting up your Smartwaiver Kiosk for the first time
After downloading the app on your device, you'll see a Registration Code on your device. Follow the on-screen instructions on your device or check out our Support Page for iPad or Android to complete the registration process.
Once your Kiosk is registered and synced up with your Smartwaiver account, you'll notice a new layout to help manage your Kiosks more efficiently in your Account Settings.
From Account Settings --> Manage Kiosks, Admins of the account will also be able to:
Since we introduced Smartwaiver’s open API with support for webhooks, developers (and tech savvy non-developer superheroes) have been creating some pretty awesome Smartwaiver integrations. For those unfamiliar, a webhook is simply a way to take the data collected from Smartwaiver and send it to another web application that you use for your business, like a CRM.
Until now, webhooks could only be used with Smartwaiver on an Account Level, which meant that if you had more than one waiver in your Smartwaiver account, all of the data from those multiple waivers would need to be sent to just one specific webhook endpoint.
Today we’re happy to announce the launch of Waiver Level Webhooks. With Waiver Level Webhooks, developers can now create a dedicated webhook endpoint for individual waivers within the same account (Note: If Waiver Level Webhooks are enabled, they will override your Account Level Webhook endpoint) This should be especially useful for organizations that manage numerous locations or activities which have their own waivers (and unique customers).
If you’re a developer (or have developer-like skills) and would like to use a Waiver Level Webhook, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to enable your account.
As you’ve probably read in the news, or on our Facebook and Twitter pages, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a major and extremely rare service disruption yesterday morning for about 4 hours. This caused the Smartwaiver service to go offline.
AWS is the cloud computing provider that Smartwaiver and thousands of companies rely on to host their web services. Companies like Netflix, MailChimp, Slack and even the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website were all affected - so it was a pretty big deal.
At approximately 1:50pm (PST), AWS services were restored and Smartwaiver was back online.
The primary reason Smartwaiver and so many reputable companies around the world use AWS cloud service is for their extremely high uptime. What happened yesterday was definitely uncommon which is why Smartwaiver is able to provide reliable digital waiver service 99.99% of the time.
Amazon has not yet specified what caused the S3 storage system issue but has stated that they believe they understand the root cause. You can rest assured that while AWS was down, your customer data and signed waivers were always safe in our secure, redundant storage system.
Thanks for hanging in there yesterday and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Since releasing the Smartwaiver API in 2012, web-based customer management services have been able to seamlessly integrate Smartwaiver into their own software. This has been a big time saver for the hundreds of customers that use a Smartwaiver integration as well as for the millions of participants that sign their waivers.
Today, we’re excited to announce the official release of Smartwaiver API v4.0 - a new fully RESTful API version built from the ground up!
This new version includes some major improvements:
A full list of API calls and new v4.0 documentation can be found here: https://api.smartwaiver.com/docs/v4/
Use of the Smartwaiver API is included on all plans so there are no extra fees. If you’ve always wanted your web based system to link up with your smart waivers, let your CRM or POS representative know that Smartwaiver has a new and improved open RESTful API to use.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us. We love hearing how customers are integrating with Smartwaiver.
Note: Smartwaiver API v3.0 will be supported through 2017.
Thousands of businesses around the world rely on the Smartwaiver Kiosk app each day to streamline the waiver signing process at their facility. The Kiosk app allows you to turn your tablet into a dedicated waiver signing station - "locking down" your device so only your smart waiver is shown. The app also allows you to use our patent-pending Auto Photo Capture feature on your waiver.
Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made a few improvements to the app we think you’ll like.
1. Enhanced Speed and Reliability
We got under the hood and cleaned up some code so the app will run even faster on supported, updated tablets.
If you're currently using the Smartwaiver Kiosk app on an iPad*, simply update your app from the App Store.
2. Portrait Mode Support
You can now run the Kiosk app in either Landscape OR Portrait Mode.
3. Support for Samsung Galaxy Tablets.
We now officially support Galaxy Tab A 9.7" and Galaxy Tab E 9.6" devices. Look for the Smartwaiver Kiosk App in the Google Play Store.
Note: Android 6.0 or higher is required.
* We recommend using an iPad 4 or higher when using the app.