The SCADALynx mobile application is designed for the user to navigate from broad group level data in the Group Summary and Summary Listing screens to more granular data in the Device and Tag detail screens. The user navigation experience is based on the typical gestures found in modern mobile applications. The tap, swipe, flick, and touch and hold gestures are all supported within the SCADALynx mobile application.
The “tap” gesture is utilized for selecting items on a screen (equivalent to a single mouse click), making selections from Action menus, placing focus into an editable field, or responding to dialogue boxes that may be display. Users may tap the Devices cell on the Group Summary to navigate to the Summary Listing page, a group name on the Navigation menu to display a list of its child groups, the View Group Summary button to display the Group Summary for that group, or a device name on the Summary Listing page to navigate to the Device Details screen to view details for the selected device.
The “swipe” gesture is utilized to scroll or pan within the views of the application. This gesture can be performed to invoke both vertical and horizontal movement within a view. This gesture may be utilized on the Summary Listing screen to scroll horizontally through the list of values for the devices or vertically through the list of devices, on the Device or Tag details screens (horizontally) to scroll from one device or tag to the next or (vertically) to scroll through the list of tags or values. On the Set Point screens, this gesture is utilized to reveal the Acknowledge and Disable/Settings buttons for managing set points.
The “flick” gesture is utilized to scroll or pan quickly within the views of the application. A flick gesture on the Display Name column of the Summary Listing view will cause the list of devices to scroll quickly in a vertical direction.
Touch and Hold
The “touch and hold” gesture is used in editable text fields for displaying a magnified view for positioning the cursor. This gesture can be employed, for example, when entering data values on the Manual Entry screen.