CardSmith released a new version of its PockeTracker verification and attendance application that runs on any Android or iOS device. This third generation application enables customers to read bar codes, mag stripes or contactless cards from smart phones and tablets equipped with compatible peripherals.
Schools can use the application to track attendance or to verify eligibility for events elsewhere in the school. Verified requests visually display the cardholder’s photograph against a green background while declined requests display it against a red background.
Like the original PockeTracker, version 3.0 applies user-defined verification logic against data elements in one or more client hosted ODBC compliant databases. This makes it easy to implement PockeTracker with existing systems or applications.
Users can switch between pre-defined event profiles within the application providing multi-purpose flexibility. For example, the application could be used to track attendance at a class and then be switched to verify eligibility to enter a sporting or cultural event. Graphical reporting is available within the application enabling real-time statistics and analysis.
The system can use off the shelf mobile phones and tablets reducing the start-up costs, according to Robb Alexander, product manager at CardSmith. “After an initial configuration process, users simply download the application from Google Play or the App Store and are ready to go,” he explains.
Additional enhancements to PockeTracker are expected later in 2013 as well. CardSmith will debut PockeTracker 3.0 application at the ISC West show in Las Vegas starting April 10 and the NACCU Conference starting April 14.
The application will be available in May for Android devices and June for Apple devices. Pre-orders are being accepted now.