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Available on your favorite device

Simple In/Out is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. We also have workarounds for BlackBerry and Kindle Fire Phone users. For others, our website is optimized for mobile browers. Simple In/Out supports the most devices of anyone in our industry.


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Location updates automatically

Your phone can use Geofences to automatically update your status when you arrive at or leave a location based on low-power phone locating. No need to take your phone out of your pocket or give up your privacy. We support Geofences on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. How it works


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Automatic updates via Beacons

Using our tablet app FrontDesk or our own Beacon hardware, you can allow both iPhone and Android users to automatically check in within a small radius of the Beacon itself. This is the perfect solution when regular Geofences don’t work well (e.g. locations with poor cell reception, multiple locations in close proximity to each other). Learn More


Update by connecting to WIFI

When your phone connects to your office WIFI, we can automatically change your status. For many offices, this is a great interim step between larger Geofences and smaller Beacon areas. This feature is supported on Android and Windows Phone. Unfortunately, iOS is not supported due to Apple not permitting such things.


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Where is everyone?

Access your company’s status board on your phone. Just one quick glance will tell you who is in and who is out.


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Get updates as they happen

Let us deliver the latest information right to your phone, PC, or Mac. Using Push Notifications, we tell you about status updates when they occur, saving you from having to consult the in/out board.


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Communicate quickly & easily

Add a custom message to your status to share where you are, when you’ll be back, or anything else that might be essential for others to know. Quick Picks automatically saves statuses you use frequently so you don’t have to type them in every time.


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Get in touch with colleagues

Each user’s profile displays their email address and phone number so you always have contact information handy.


How Automatic Updating Works

Instead of having to manually change your status, Simple In/Out can use a variety of technologies to automatically check you in or out based solely on carrying your smartphone. This is especially useful if you have employees whom come and go on a regular basis.

"Wait - I don’t want everyone knowing where I am at all times. That’s kind of creepy."

Our automatic updating monitors an area and sends notifications to Simple In/Out when the boundary is crossed, either in or out. Our various apps use location information to process status updates only if you have a Geofence or Beacon enabled. This location information is used only to check whether you crossed the boundary. No location information is saved or transmitted. Period. Read our entire privacy statement.

For example, let’s say you created a Geofence around your office building. When you arrive at the office in the morning, the Geofence will send a notification to Simple In/Out when you cross the boundary and your status will show you are “in”. When you leave for your lunch break, your status will change to “out” so that others know you left the office and when. But no one will know where you went for lunch - unless, of course, you set up and enable a Geofence for your favorite taco shop, too.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Automatic Updating?

Setting up a Geofence, Beacon, or WIFI network is a two-step process.

First, create a Geofence, Beacon, or WIFI network for the company to use. This can be done by any admin user right here on the website or from your phone (in the case of WIFI networks, those must be created from the Android/Windows Phone app).

Second, enable the Geofence, Beacon, or WIFI network within the Simple In/Out app. Each user will need to do this on his/her respective device by navigating to Settings. Just tap the on/off toggle button next to each Geofence, Beacon, or WIFI network you want to turn on. It's that easy.


My Geofences aren’t working. Any tips?

Increase the size of the Geofence. We generally start with a fence size of 100 meters, but the bigger the better. Really small Geofences won’t give the device enough room to determine if you are coming or going.

Have your phone on WIFI if you can. Using WIFI dramatically increases the success of using Geofences; they use WIFI, cell towers, etc. to figure out where you are located. On that same note, registering your wifi at Skyhook might also help out, but that's not guaranteed. Nonetheless, it won't hurt to give it a try if you want to.

When you are done, don't kill the app or sign out; it needs to be running in the background in order for the Geofence updates to work.

With certain networks, the update will fail if you are on a phone call when you cross the Geofence boundary. If that happens, you should get a reminder to manually update your status since the automatic one didn't work.


Does Simple In/Out work for BlackBerry or Kindle Fire Phones?

Yes, you can download Simple In/Out right from the Amazon App Store. While Geofences and Beacons are not currently supported, you can use WIFI network monitoring for automatic check in/outs.

If I exit an area, will it overwrite my manual status update?

When you cross a boundary for Geofences or leave the range of a Beacon or WIFI network, it will overwrite your last status only if the status is not the same. For example, if you have a custom comment on an Out status (e.g. lunch, back at one o’clock) and you leave an area, instead of the automatic update overwriting your status it will instead present you with a message saying it didn't overwrite your status because you were already out. You can still submit this status change if you wish though.

Can I edit past status updates or add one if I forgot to check in or out?

Absolutely. We allow admins to use our website to remove or add new status updates. This functionality allows for Simple In/Out to behave almost like a time card system. We even have a barcode punch-clock app that makes this similar from a device standpoint.


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