Step 4: Mobile Field App and Data/Sample Collection
Load Mobile Field App
If you purchase or lease a tablet directly from us it will arrive pre-loaded with SampleServe's mobile field application. If a tablet was procured otherwise, a quick search for “SampleServe” in the Google Play Store will locate the Field Application.
Pairing Your Printer
If you purchased or leased a printer and tablet combination, our supplied tablet/printers come pre-paired and loaded with SampleServe's mobile field application. If a printer was procured otherwise, you will need to pair the printer to your tablet.
Download Work Scopes to Your Device
We will teach you how to download your work scope to your device. You will also learn about sorting sampling locations from clean to dirty or alpha-numerically and how to use the device to navigate to a sample location.
Re-Synchronize Field Events and Work Scopes
On occasion a Project Manager may modify a work scope on short notice. In this case, the Field Technician needs to re-synchronize the mobile device to get the latest project work scope updates.
Finding Sample Locations
Sample Locations can be easily tracked using GPS Coordinates entered into the Project Management Tool, or added through the Mobile Field App
Taking a Sample Location Photograph
This is actually pretty straightforward. How to take photos of your sample location.
Collect Field Data and Samples
There are several types of sample methods We will overview the various ways and then go into more detail on entering data and navigating the various screens and data entry pages.
Low Flow Groundwater Sampling Data Entry Process
We will show you how to operate and navigate the low flow sampling calculator that is built into the application.
3-Part Authentication and Printing Sample Labels
We will go over how the sample collection documentation including the 3-part user authentication with its username, signature, selfie, and date/time stamp, and GPS location work.
Edit Samples Locations and Mark as "Compromised" if Needed
We will teach you how to edit and update a sample location if it has been entered incorrectly and also how to mark and document the sample location as “compromised” if for some reason you are unable to sample it.
Adding a New Sample Location if Needed
Sometimes you need to add a new sample location on the fly in the field or maybe it’s a new project and all sample locations are new. We will teach you how that works.
Re-Printing a Label and Applying to Bottles
We will also show you how to apply our unique three-part labels with QR codes.
Creating an Alias Sample ID
We will also show the optional ability to re-name your sample with an alternate ”Alias” name (while maintaining the original sample location identity) and creating an alias name for the sample location.