The new Mobile App includes Geofencing to prevent unauthorized access to content. This is important not only for security, but it can also be used to prevent hourly employees from completing training outside of their work hours.
Geofencing is a location-based service in which an app uses GPS to trigger a pre-programmed action when a mobile device enters or exits a virtual boundary set up around a geographical location, known as a geofence.
Geofencing uses a specific perimeter boundary (or radius) from a physical location to determine whether to permit access. The default radius is one mile, but it can be configured for each location. If the learner is within the defined geofence, they can access the app. If the learner is outside of the defined geofence, they are denied access to the app.
A new Permission called Mobile App Setup allows location managers to turn Geofencing off for a single session or disable it until you turn it back on in Settings. This can be useful when a manager needs to take a store-based device offsite for team meetings or a new store opening, for example.
Because Geofencing is based on the physical location of your stores, it is important to check that you have accurate address data in DiscoverLink Talent for each location if you would like to leverage Geofencing in the Mobile App.