Search for your desired app via Google Play on a smartphone. Then click on the link and install the app.
Open GooglePlay and search for ‘ginstr’. Choose an app and install.
Install the ginstr launcher. Log in to choose and install apps.
Open Google Play on any PC with any web browser. Log in with your Google account and select a ginstr app to install on one of your devices.
In order for ginstr apps to work on your phone, the ginstr launcher is required on your mobile device. If you do not already have this installed, you will be offered the option to do so once the first ginstr app is installed. Once you have the desired ginstr app and ginstr launcher installed on your mobile device, use your ginstr ID to log in and start using the app!
Your ginstr ID consists of a login name and password for using ginstr apps and ginstr web. During the test phase the ginstr ID is free of charge. After this, a usage fee is payable per month and user. Please treat this access data confidentially and do not allow unauthorised access to this data.
All ginstr apps available on Google Play are FREE. All apps created and released for use by third parties are also free, as are any that you create yourself using gBAM.
If you would like a customised app that adopts your ideas and includes your corporate colours, company logo, or special set of features and functions, we can offer this to you for a fixed price of 790€, regardless of the complexities of your requirements. Additional costs will be incurred for the creation of formatted reports if they feature the company logo/letterhead, require special formatting or arrangement of data, etc.
|There are two ways to get a custom app:
ginstr apps are compatible with all modern Android smartphones and tablets.
ginstr web, the associated office software, and gBAM, the tool for creating your own apps, run on all PCs and laptops with the latest Chrome browser or current Firefox browser. Microsoft browsers are not supported.
Short for Near Field Communication, NFC is a contactless technology that uses short-range, low power wireless links
between two devices – just centimetres apart – for transferring
small amounts of data. NFC tags are stickers, key rings, plastic cards or small plastic discs with a built-in NFC radio chip. Every NFC tag worldwide has a unique number burned into it and is therefore unmistakable. This means NFC tags can be used for the identification of devices, persons, places or goods just like QR codes or barcodes. To read the unique NFC ID you need an Android device with built-in NFC reader as well as a ginstr app to process whatever data is associated with each tag. Here is a list of all current NFC-capable devies. Our customers see a great advantage in using NFC technology for identification purposes, as it is cost-effective and easy to use.
NFC tags are especially applicable to businesses because they are very cheap, easy to scan (even in darkness, wetness, dirt etc.), and much more secure than barcodes or QR codes:
Safe to use: Unlike bar codes or QR codes, NFC tags are not read with the camera, but with a small radio reader, which are a feature of NFC-enabled mobile phones – this means you do not have to deal with focusing a camera or providing adequate lighting in the dark.
More secure against fraud: QR codes or bar codes can be generated with free programs on the Internet and can be printed with any commercially available printer, meaning there is no protection against counterfeiting.
NFC tags, on the other hand, are tamper-proof: the burned-in NFC ID cannot be overwritten. Hundreds of commercially available smartphones, including very low-cost devices, have an NFC reader installed. Many NFC tags can also save data, but this makes them a lot more expensive to make. It is often easier and safer to store the data in the ginstr cloud and to link it with an NFC tag. For harsh environments (such as building cleaning, building sites, outdoor applications) and for mounting on metal, there are special extra-resistant NFC tags.
Most importantly, NFC tags are tamper-proof, helping to avoid errors and false data interpretation. Other benefits of NFC tags include protection against forgery and decreased errors. Unlike barcodes and QR codes, NFC tags can be read via radio frequency and are thus independent of cameras and light conditions. Special types of NFC tags can be used in harsh environments, making them suitable for cleaning and application to metal or glass surfaces.
NFC is beneficial for the following sectors:
– Facility Management – identify machines and devices on which inspections have been carried out.
– Equipment Rental – identify machines and vehicles that are rented and returned, record dates of rental and return
– Health Care – identify rooms in nursing homes or flats for healthcare workers to carry out their tasks in.
– Hotel – record and identify routine tasks for specific areas of the hotel such as rooms, toilets, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and guest laundry.
– Police – safely record evidence with an NFC ID and avoid holes in the chain of custody.
– Cleaning – identify rooms, buildings, entrances or open spaces, and record related services, including working hours per employee and area.
– Guard patrols and security – identify places visited by guards in the course of inspections, record patrol routes in real time while increasing the security for guards.
You can access your data in ginstr web via any web browser on any internet-enabled device after entering your username and password. Certain ginstr apps can also load and display this information so you can modify/add/delete as required.
Each ginstr ID consists of a username (usually an e-mail address) and a secret password. Once a gintr usage agreement has been completed, this ginstr ID will be provided to you. To reset your password, visit the ginstr web login page and click on “forgot password?” Upon entering your e-mail address you will receive an e-mail with the password reset link. Click on the link to log into ginstr web and go to “settings” to enter your new password. If the e-mail does not arrive within a few seconds check your spam folder.
All your data saved in ginstr cloud is protected by strict German privacy and data protection laws. To ensure that ginstr complies with all data protection regulations, we have commissioned an external data protection officer to regularly audit all relevant matters. ginstr management are bound to correct any deficiencies. Read our privacy documentation for further information.
Sub-accounts are needed for organisations that have multiple
users sharing the same data in the cloud. The main account will be used for payments and administration while sub-accounts will be assigned to every ginstr solution user. If you have 60 employees using a ginstr app on their mobile device, and four using the web system in the office, you will need 64 separate
sub-accounts in addition to the main account. Each sub-account can use all ginstr apps and ginstr web, according to the rules set by the main account. To create new sub-accounts contact our staff and purchase a ginstr subscription for each required sub-account. After your purchase, go to account settings in ginstr web and create ginstr IDs (with e-mail addresses and passwords) for each sub-account.
All main accounts can technically create an unlimited number of sub-accounts. This number would only be limited by the amount of sub-account subscriptions you have paid for.
The free trial allows you to use the full version of any ginstr app and ginstr web for 30 days at no cost! You can choose to cancel or continue with the service at the end of the trial period. The data collected using ginstr apps will be stored in ginstr cloud as long as you are subscribed.
You need a subscription to log in to the app or any of ginstr’s services. A ginstr subscription gives you access to the app, ginstr web to manage your data, ginstr cloud to store your data, and our ongoing customer support. Each user needs a subscription. See our pricing page for more information on the cost of a subscription.
If you have a specific problem or app idea in mind, contact us to schedule an appointment.
We consult with organisations on different levels depending on the client’s needs. Clients that require a full situation analysis and recommendation on how to make improvements will require more time than clients who have already specific app features in mind. Contact us for a free estimate or any inquiry regarding our consultation.
We charge a consultation fee of 100€ an hour. Customers with concrete specifications for the development of their ginstr app may be excepted from this fee. Visit the ginstr pricing page for further details.
In general it is pretty simple to install ginstr apps on smartphones and tablets and most of our clients handle it themselves.
In case you want us to do it for you, we offer device-setup services for the installation and configuration of ginstr apps on all of your devices for a price of 49€ per terminal.