Housekeeping Overlay & App - Version 1.0
This functionality is currently undergoing testing. The documentation below is subject to change without notice and may be dated.
THE HOUSEKEEPING OVERLAY WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON THE BETA CALENDAR TAPE.
Further optimizations to improve the speed of the beta calendar tape are underway and we will continue to work to identify what methods are best to display large amounts of reservation data quickly.
The screenshot below illustrates the existing beta calendar tape, note the red arrow pointing to the two icons. Clicking on the broom icon will switch the calendar view to a housekeeping view
Within the housekeeping overlay, housekeepers can be assigned to properties. Additionally each housekeeping task now has a type and status associated with it. This will allow various types of tasks (regular clean, half clean, owner departure clean, out of service clean, etc.) to be associated with the clean. Additionally, the status of the task can now be entered.
All of this data becomes important because it can now be updated from within a housekeeping app, allowing housekeepers to use the app to view a task list, initiate the start of a clean, mark the end of a clean, read instructions and leave comments. All of this data will be communicated from the app to Lodgix in real-time.
In addition to the housekeeping overlay, the same data can be entered or viewed within the guest control panel for each invoice:
Each housekeeper has to be setup within the employees module area of Lodgix. Additionally, for a particular housekeeper to be shown as being available for cleaning a particular property that property must be made available to that housekeeper, this is also done when setting up the housekeeper in Lodgix. This is done for accounts that have multiple cleaning services and only want a specific team of housekeepers to have access to certain properties and only have those properties show up in their reports.
The Housekeeping App is available to employees setup with the "Cleaning Staff" level of access only. They will need to login to Lodgix on their mobile device (note to self: check if the link can be sent to the housekeeper so they don't have to login to Lodgix) and then click on the menu item link for "Housekeeping App"
The app is using OAuth2 authentication. OAuth2 allows the user to stay logged in indefinitely. This will be nice for a housekeeper who has added the app their phone as they won't be required to login each time they open the app. As long as you have signed into Lodgix, the app will only ask for required permissions.
Once the housekeeping app has been authorized, a message will be displayed on your mobile device requesting that you add the app to your home screen. This message will look slightly different on both Android and Apple Devices.
Once the icon has been added to the home screen of your mobile device, it can be clicked on at anytime and no login will be required. The first screen displayed will be the task list.