The Yack.net Mobile Interface
This article deals with the Yack.net mobile and portrait tablet interfaces. For an in-depth look at the interface for desktop computers, see our Yack.net Interface Overview. It also introduces concepts and features to help you understand how Yack.net works and how you can customise it to suit your unique needs. Note: The mobile interface only applies to the portrait view of a tablet device. The landscape view follows the desktop interface.
The mobile app interface uses a menu made up of five areas:
- Home Menu, which is used for navigating through your list of active yack rooms.
- Contacts, which shows everyone that you are connected to.
- Timeline, which is used to show posts and system notifications.
- Search, an area to find messages.
- Settings, where you can manage and change your Yack.net experience.
The conversations themselves can be accessed through many routes and have their own interface to show only what you need to see.
Mobile and Tablet Interface Overview
The home tab displays a list of your yack rooms. In the rooms list you are given specific information about each conversation. If the room belongs to a specific organization you’ll see it here, along with the number of members in this room, and the priority you have assigned to it.
The yack room list is continually updated to reflect the activity in each conversation. Rooms with posts you have not yet read will always bubble to the top of the list, with rooms dropping down the list as they become less and less active.
A badge will tell you how many unread posts you have in each room, while a pointed finger will alert you to any nudges you have received.
Yack rooms can be accessed through the menu, timeline, search and by choosing a user in your contacts. The screen is split into three sections: the header, the conversation and the input.
The header is made up of the following items: a back arrow to takes you back to the Home Menu; the title of the room; a phone icon to start a call; a paperclip icon that shows uploaded files; an icon depicting two users which lets you see the members of the room; and an icon of three vertical dots that opens the context menu settings for the room. From these settings you are able to merge your room with another, change the priority, configure the name and description, manage members, select to move and quote posts, and leave the room.
At the bottom of the screen you are able to type messages and send them by pressing the yellow Send icon. You can also upload files or photos to the conversation by pressing the paperclip icon.
Messages appear in the centre of the screen. A long press on a message lets you edit and delete recently sent messages, move and quote messages to other yack rooms, and use that message as a starting message in a new room. You can also directly enter the Select mode from this menu which allows you to alter multiple messages at once.
The contacts screen shows an organised view of all your connected users. Everyone you have had a conversation with, or been invited by, or is a member of your organization appears here. Users are ordered alphabetically and by organization, which makes it easy to find friends and colleagues. You can switch the layout of the contacts page between List and Grid view and find users easily through the Search icon. Clicking on a user in your contacts will automatically open the 1-to-1 conversation you have with them, or start a new room if one does not exist.
The timeline allows you to scroll through all the posts in all your yack rooms in the order in which they were made. Click on the post to open the room and see it in context.
The timeline also shows system notifications.
The search tab allows you to find messages you have sent or received in your rooms. You can only search through conversations you are a member of.
As a member of an organization, Yack.net lets you search through your transcribed messages to find what you were talking about in your video and audio calls. You are able to replay video streams directly from the search result to confirm what was said in context.
The settings are found in the last tab. These contain all the changes you can make to your account including changing your status and display image, connecting to social media and managing your notifications and emails.
Organization settings cannot be managed from the iOS app. If you wish to manage your organization, please log in on a browser like Chrome.