Knowledgebase: Mobile Apps
FbF® bioCollect App
Posted by on 22 October 2015 04:49 PM
 

FbF® bioCollect App for Android:

To download the FbF® bioCollect App for Android, open the Google Play Store on your device. Search “bioCollect” and install the app. Or you can access the app here:

Get it on Google Play

First, open your Android Settings and navigate to Bluetooth options. Next, enable Bluetooth and then pair the biometric scanner. The SMUFS device will have the last 4 digits of the Mac address at the beginning of the scanner name, from the back of the device.

Note, if you do not see your SMUFS device, you may need to disconnect any Bluetooth devices that are currently in use. (i.e. Bluetooth Car Kits for phone/music) 

Once you open the bioCollect app, you will see the following screen. You will need to click on the settings button in the lower left hand corner to setup your fingerprint scanner.

Once you are in Settings, click on the “Scanner” tab to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Click on the Settings button to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Figure 1. Click on the Settings button to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Figure 2. Click on "Scanner" to connect to your fingerprint scanner.

Configuring the Fingerprint Scanner

Once you are on the Scanner tab, you will need to enable Bluetooth on your device.

Once Bluetooth is enabled, the fingerprint scanner will show up listed under “Available Devices”. Click on your scanner name to Pair the scanner. (The SMUFS scanner will have the last 4 digits of the Mac address at the beginning of the scanner name)

Figure 3. Enable Bluetooth by moving the slider to the right.

Figure 4. The Fingerprint scanner will show up under "Available Devices"

Once the fingerprint scanner is paired, the name will show up under “Paired Devices”.

Click on the Settings button to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Figure 5. Click "OK" to pair the device

Figure 6. Once the fingerprint scanner is paired, it will be listed under "Paired devices"

Settings

Once the fingerprint scanner is connected, go back to the Settings tab.

You will notice that the Device ID# field is filled in automatically. (For a SMUFS scanner, the device ID will be the UID of the scanner)

You can then fill in the Name field with a device identifier. The Device ID# and Name will show up in the body of emailed prints.

Click on the Settings button to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Figure 7. The Device ID# is filled in automatically once the fingerprint scanner is connected.

Figure 8. Input a device identifier in the Name field

Print Capture

If you do not wish to save your prints, you can click the radio button next to “Don’t”. Click on the arrow to the left of “Configuration” in the upper right to exit settings and go to the print capture screen.

Figure 9. Choose "Don't" if you do not want to save your prints.

Figure 10. Tap on the Fingerprint to capture a print.

Figure 11. Print captured

Saving Prints to File

You can choose to save the prints to the Android device using the “File” option.

Figure 12. Choose "File" to save the prints to the Android device.

Figure 13. Print captured

Figure 14. Tap the green "FILE" button to save the scanned print

Retrieving Prints from Device

This process may differ depending on your Android device. You will need to access your device file system. The prints will be saved in the location “Pictures/bioCollect”

Figure 15. Open My Files and click on Device Storage (This is from a Samsung Galaxy S5)

Figure 16. Open "Pictures"

Figure 17. Open "bioCollect"

Figure 18. Here you can access prints you saved as "File" and prints sent through "Email"

You can delete all saved prints on your Android device by going back to Settings in the app and clicking on “Delete Saved Data”. This will delete all saved prints located in “Pictures/bioCollect”.

Click on the Settings button to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Figure 19. To delete all saved prints on the Android device, click on "Delete Saved Data"

Figure 20. Prints are deleted from the "bioCollect" folder.

Emailing Prints

You can choose to send the captured prints to an email.

Figure 21. Select "Email" and enter a valid email address

Figure 22. Print captured

Figure 23. You can enter additional information in the subject or the body as needed.

Figure 24. Email sending

Uploading Prints through FTP

You can choose to upload captured prints through FTP.

Click on the Settings button to configure your fingerprint scanner.

Figure 25. Select "FTP". Enter your server IP address, username and password.

Figure 26. Print captured