As you got to this page, my guess is you must have heard about CargoSnap using of “Widgets”. Let's explore what these Widgets are and do. First of all, CargoSnap differentiates two different types of Widgets: top-widgets and bottom-widgets. In our app, that looks like this:

Top widgets:

Top widgets are used to create a reference: this establishes the file. It is the reference you use to group all inspection information for one shipment or equipment together. Use the reference to easily find back all information, create reports and optionally link your own IT solution to CargoSnap data via one of our API’s.

  • Barcode – scan a barcode

  • Container code – scan the ISO compatible code from a container door

  • License plate EU/BR/IN – scan a truck or trailer license plate

  • Number - scan a number, or simply add it with the keyboard

  • Keyboard – data entry with keyboard. This field can optionally be checked for the format (e.g. having the exact number of characters you expect).

  • Nota Fiscal - Barcode format per the “Nota Fiscal” definition in Brazil

  • Timestamp - in case there is no specific reference available at the moment of starting a CargoSnap file, you may use the automatic timestamp mechanism. You can always update the reference code on the platform later.

  • GetFile - Get file will…. get a file! If you know there is a particular file you need to add some images or other info to, but you do not have a barcode or such available, then GetFile is the perfect solution for you. With the GetFile widget you can now retrieve the most recent files and search through those (e.g. type the last 4 digits of a particular file….). (note: available from App version V3.0.22)

Bottom widgets:

Bottom widgets are used to collect information, to be added to the corresponding file. Information comes in many forms, each represented by their own Widget.

  • Snap – take one photo, with the opportunity to add an optional comment and indicator for damage

  • Serial Snapper – take multiple photos in one fast series, potentially indicating damage on any of them

  • Document – scan a document, and optionally indicate the type of document or comments.

  • Forms – fill in one of your self-defined forms

  • Video – record a video

  • Serial barcode scanner - scan a series of barcodes, to be added to your file. E.g. to get a packing list checked against!

  • Container – scan a container number and add it as an image with searchable tag in your file

  • Workflow – brings together all of the above: define your own workflow consisting of multiple bottom widgets, put in sequence. This allows you to define the data required for each file, for consistence and completeness of your files!

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