Once Setup will run on any PC running Windows 7, 8 or 10 and any Apple Mac running OS X 10 or later. This will cover all devices produced since 2013.
For a low cost Android device we recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A, either the 7 or 9.7 inch versions.
As most businesses will be buying new devices for their staff then this is the Android device that we will be guaranteeing support for at this time. We suggest you do not purchase android devices with a lower cost or specification to a Galaxy Tab A or you may find problems with poor battery life, screen displays or slow performance. We currently do not recommend very high screen resolution Android devices (where the screen as over 2000 pixels wide) as they often do not display Once correctly.
You can get also get Galaxy Tab A versions that can act as a phone with a 4G card so you only need one mobile device.
If you are a Apple user, then the basic model iPad or iPad Mini versions are all you need. Apple devices are reliable, have excellent displays and touch sensitivity have good battery life and allow viewing of PDF documents without leaving the Once mobile app.
Once Mobile on a PC
We also supply Once Mobile for use on a Windows PC or Mac. It is exactly the same application as the mobile versions but you can use a mouse and keyboard. We recommend your Windows platform is running Windows 10 with the latest updates installed. Once Mobile can run on Windows 7 and 8 but these are not recommended and a future version of Once Mobile may not run on these platforms. We currently support 32bit Windows platforms but a future version may be 64bit only. Note that Intel stopped producing 32bit only Desktop processors in 2002.
You don’t need a continuous internet connection with either Once Mobile or Once Setup.
With Once Setup it is only when you upload data to the cloud.
Once Mobile will require an internet connection to download new data and to post completed orders or quotes. This can be done at the start or end of the day or anytime you have an internet connection. Using a 3/4G enabled mobile device will allow you to do this at any time but for a lower cost and more flexibility a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot can be a better option.
Once Mobile will download new data when you press the “Check for new data” button on the Settings screen. We have not made this automatic so users can control when to install new data.
Bluetooth Laser Measures
The Leica Disto D110 bluetooth laser measure is supported for direct entry of measurements. Other Leica Disto bluetooth devices should work but have not been tested (and are considerably more expensive).
The device running Once Mobile must support Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). Android devices must be running Android 4.4 or later and iPads must be running iOS 10 or later. Contact us if you require Bluetooth input on a Windows platform.
OnceTime has the same hardware and operating system requirements as Once Mobile but we cannot guarantee support on Android 4.2 or iOS 8, and later versions are recommended. Once Time will also be available for on iOS and Android tablets and mobile Phones although there will be some limitations on smaller screens. There are no specific recommendations for tablets or mobile phones to run OnceTime although due to the range of Android phones we cannot guarantee every device will operate as expected.
We recognise the importance of security of your data and account information. All Once data is sent over encrypted connections. Your Once account that you administer via the Once website is password protected and we recommend that you don’t share your password. Your credit or debit card data is never seen or stored by us as all payment data is handled by world-leading online payments providers.