In zInspector, an Activity is an inspection report (conditions, comments, etc), a standard or custom form or document, or a group of media (photos/videos/360s) created for a particular activity and property on a particular day. Once uploaded from your mobile device, Activities appear in Timeline as icons.
Activities in Timeline
In the following example, six Activities are displayed in Timeline:
These six activities, in chronological order, are:
- Jan 6: A Quick Pictures “Bid” activity for Testman Way.
- Jan 6: A Quick Pictures “Repair” activity for Testman Way.
- Jan 7: A Tenant-Completed Move In Inspection for Testman Way.
- Jan 7: A Move In Inspection for Testing Lane.
- Jan 8: A Quick Pictures “Notice” activity for Beach Blvd.
- Jan 8: A Tenant Violation report for Beach Blvd.
The activities displayed for Testman, in chronological order, are:
- Jan 4: A Quick Pictures “Leasing” activity.
- Jan 7: A Quick Pictures “Maintenance” activity—for a last minute paint touch-up.
- Jan 7: The photos (media) taken on day 1 of the Move In inspection (Inspect mode).
- Jan 8: The photos (media) taken on day 2 of the Move In inspection (Inspect mode).
- Jan 8: The final/submitted Move In Inspection report.
In addition to Property Name, Timeline can be filtered by Property Name and Activity Type, and to include or exclude documents.
Multiple Activities for a Single Inspection?
When performing a multi-day inspection (in Inspect mode), media will be displayed as a separate activity depending on the date it was created and distinguished from the final/submitted inspection report itself as a different activity type (see image below). But don’t worry: the photos will automatically appear on the final report. If they do not, simply review your Span settings.
Activity Icons — What They Mean
Combined with the title of a given folder, which indicates the Activity type, the Activity icon specifies what is contained within the Activity:
This is a media activity. It contains one or more photos, videos, and/or 360s. It may be a standalone activity (Quick Pictures) mode or the media for a subsequently submitted inspection or document activity (Inspect mode).
This is an inspection activity. It contains a submitted inspection report, typically including condition values, comments, and the like. Associated media activities should automatically attach to the report based on Span settings.
This is a document activity. It contains a submitted standard or custom form or document. Associated media activities should automatically attach to the report based on Span settings.
Note: When clicked on in the Timeline, Documents created in the classic zInspector app will download directly, whereas those created in zInspector 3 can be opened and edited as needed.
What’s in a Name?
The Activity name is determined by the Activity tag selected in Quick Pictures mode or by the inspection or document template selected in Inspect mode.
Multiple group members can take Quick Pictures photos for the same Activity and synchronize them with any other group members’ preexisting photos for that Activity. The individual photo sets will merge together in the same Activity for the same property and date.
However, only one user should use Inspect mode for a specific activity, such as a Move Out inspection for a given property. Other users can supplement the main Inspect activity by taking photos or other media in Quick Pictures mode. With the same property and Activity type (e.g., Move Out) selected, their additional media should combine with the submitted report automatically.