One of the most basic, and often overlooked hindrances to effective workplace communication is the overabundance of communication software utilized. There is a different software for every step of the process. Anyone that has played telephone as a child knows the more channels added, the more likely the information is to change. In an attempt to eradicate this problem, Effi (a tech startup specializing in the QA process) has integrated a cross platform media sharing tool into their cloud-based web platform service. Here is a quick guide on how to use this feature and began applying it to simplifying your communicative workflow.
Image Upload without Comment
Much like the entirety of the Effi service, uploading an image from the Effi app to the Effi web is quick and simple. Upon opening the Effi app (available on Apple and Android devices), you are presented with a simple white and blue screen. To make things convenient the app is vertically organized. The first command is placed at the top and the last, well, at the bottom.
To upload an image or images, you must first choose what folder to place the image in. The folder selection is located in the top gray box of the app screen. To navigate through projects simply swipe the gray box left and right. Tap on the folder you would like to import to. After the folder is selected the gray box should collapse and print the name of the selected folder only.
Moving down, there is a section titled “Task with Images.” Within this section you will be able to see a row of your camera roll photos. To navigate through the camera roll, slide left and right along the photo stream. An awesome point to uploading an image without a comment is that you can upload as many images as you want at once. Whether you want to upload one photo or your entire camera roll, you can. All you have to do is tap on the images you want to upload. Make sure there is a blue box that appears around the image so it will be ready to go when its time to upload.
After the folder is selected and the images are chosen its time for the final step — to actually upload. Right below the photo stream, you will find three blue buttons titled “Image upload to web,” “Point & Comment,” and “Check it.” To upload the image or images without a comment just press the “Image upload to web” button and watch as your images are uploaded to the Effi web in real time. Just like that and all in one place.
Image Upload with QA
Image upload with a comment is really close to the image upload without a comment except for a few last minute changes. You will still select the desired folder. However before selecting the image there is another intuitive option: the ability to assign the task. Under the folder section, there is a small line that has a list of all the people in your Effi contacts. If you are popular, you can swipe along the bar to see all the names. Once the one person is found, just tap his or her name and the comment will be assigned to them.
The process then continues on like before. Find the image you would like to upload on the photo stream and tap it so the blue box frames it. Unlike image without comment you can only upload one image at a time if a comment is attached. Then press the second blue button titled “Point and Comment.” Pressing this button will open a new screen. This screen will be an enlarged picture of your chosen image. From here identify the location of your bug, problem, or concern located in your image and tap on it. Upon placement of the point, a red dot will appear under your finger and a keyboard will rise.
Here you will be able to type a QA that will be seen as a numbered note to the side of the image on the Effi web. Once it is written, press the blue arrow button at the end of your comment. Then the upload is complete.
Fast. Simple. Efficient. That has always been Effi’s motto and with this easy to use cross-platform tool, they are sticking to their promise. This eliminates the need for email and other mobile to web applications that could cause confusion and just more stress (not to mention money out of your wallet). Communicate like you were meant to — all in one place — with Effi.