Pocket CowCard – Android November 2019 Release Notes

Pocket CowCard – Android 1911131122 release has enhancements, bug fixes and known issues.

Build Date: November 13, 2019
Release Date: November 13, 2019


  • Worklist Architecture and UI Improvements – PCC-17, PCC-445, PCC-585, PCC-622, PCC-667, PCC-668, PCC-711: To better align with PCC Windows Mobile functionality, the framework of the worklist section of the app was refactored and now includes several usability enhancements:
    • Screen Lock for Active Worklists: Use the checkbox in the upper right corner of the screen to turn on a screen lock while you’re active in a worklist. When enabled, the screen remains in Portrait Mode while you work through the list.
  • Icon Tooltips: A long press (2 seconds) on an icon displays a tooltip. Tap the icon to execute the action.
  • Head Counts: View animal counts for the selected pen or all pens below the TODO and DONE icons.
  • View DONE Cows by Pen with Sorting: In TODO worklists, you can now see DONE animals by Pen and then choose to sort the animals by ID or scan time.
  • View DONE Cows by Pen with Sorting: In TODO worklists, you can now see DONE animals by Pen and then choose to sort the animals by ID or scan time.
  • Left/Right Swipe Between Tabs: Swipe left or right to move between tabs.
  • Additional Items on the VETFORM QUEUE Tab: You can now view up to 4 items (in addition to ID) on the QUEUE tab of the VETFORM list. The additional items are customizable, and VAS recommends including the Pen item.
  • REDO and UNDO Options and Collapsible Details: The DONE tab on the VETFORM now includes options of redoing or undoing an entry. Tapping the UNDO icon displays a confirmation message and the option to accept or cancel the UNDO. Undone items return the animal to the TODO tab of the worklist.

Tapping the REDO icon presents the VETFORM with previous entries removed to allow you to reenter the data. Cancel the REDO using the IGNORE button, which leaves the animal on the DONE tab.

Tap the animal’s row or the chevron icon in the lower right of the DONE tab for an expanded view of the results recorded from the VETFORM. Tap the area again to collapse the view.

  • Scan Method Icons: Tap (T), Scan (R), or Speak (V) icons now display next to the scan time for animals in the DONE tab. The time displays in a 24-hour format
  • Improved Localization: Translations of the DONE button on the Hospital worklist were added in this release.

Bug Fixes

  • View ID in animal record not working – PCC-711, PCC-620: Tapping the ID in the lower-right when viewing an animal now reopens the record.

Known Issues

  • DC305 license and application upgrade required: Future improvements for the Android version of Pocket CowCard and the VAS Platform will require an upgrade of version 5 DC305 licenses to version 8. An application upgrade to the XE version of DC305 will be also be required.
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2, 8.1.0, and other newer versions cannot read 8-digit SD Card – PCC-315: Google has removed the ability to read the 8-digit SD Card ID on newer versions of Android. The current method is to use the Device ID for the licensing of Pocket CowCard at the time of registration.
  • Scan method overwrite: Scan method items may be changed inadvertently from their original values when tapping on animals from the QUEUE or DONE tabs in worklists. For instance, an R or V method may update to a T. This issue will be addressed in an upcoming release.
  • Galaxy Note 9: The worklist screen may lock up on Galaxy Note 9 devices running Android Pie. We are in the process of replicating the issue. To address the lock up, close and reopen the app.
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