Custom button on a Joan 6

Note: This feature is available only with the Professional and Enterprise subscription plans and is exclusive to Joan 6 devices. Click here to learn more.

With the “Custom button” feature, you are able to replace one of the three buttons of the Real-time booking functionality (“Meet now”, “Meet later”, “Timetable”) with a custom button that can be one of the two following options:

This feature can be set also as a building or device-specific setting. Allowing you to further customize your office experience. To learn more about these levels of settings, click here.

This feature will only work if your Joan 6 device has its touch capabilities enabled. If you are unsure how to enable/disable it, click here.

QR Code

You can set one of the buttons to display a custom QR code which will lead your guests to your company’s website or connect them to your office’s Wi-Fi network.

How to set up a QR code button

In order to set up the QR code custom button on your Joan 6 device, you will have to follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Joan Portal with your account credentials
  2. Navigate to the “Settings” page via the top navigation menu
  3. Select “Device Settings” from the left-hand side menu
  4. Enable the “Custom button” feature
  5. Select “QR Code” as the “Action type
  6. Select one of the three buttons you wish to replace in the “Replaces button” drop-down menu
  7. Enter the text you wish to be displayed as the button’s title in the “Custom title” field. Keep in mind that the maximum number of characters allowed is 10
  8. The “ID” of the button will be automatically generated for you
  9. Enter the message/URL you wish QR code to contain in the “Message” field
  10. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page

QR_Screenshot

And that’s it! After a few moments, your Joan 6 device will update with your new custom button.

Ideas for the QR code button

There are numerous possibilities for this feature, but here are a few ideas we believe might be interesting for you:

  • Company website link
  • Connect to the office’s Wi-Fi network

Connect the user to the office’s Wi-Fi network via the QR code

In the “Message” field of the “Custom button” form, enter this text and insert your Wi-Fi’s SSID and password in the dedicated places:

WIFI:S:(insert_your_SSID);

T:WPA;

P:(insert_your_password);;

And click “Save”.

Once your guests will scan the code, they will be prompted to connect to the network.

Webhook

An even more customizable option for the “Custom button” feature is a webhook. With it, the possibilities are limitless.

How to set up a webhook as a custom button

In order to set up the webhook as a custom button on your Joan 6 device, you will have to follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Joan Portal with your account credentials
  2. Navigate to the “Settings” page via the top navigation menu
  3. Select “Device Settings” from the left-hand side menu
  4. Enable the “Custom button” feature
  5. Select “Webhook” as the “Action type
  6. Select one of the three buttons you wish to replace in the “Replaces button” drop-down menu
  7. Enter the text you wish to be displayed as the button’s title in the “Custom title” field. Keep in mind that the maximum number of characters allowed is 10
  8. The “ID” of the button will be automatically generated for you
  9. Enter the URL of your webhook in the “Message” field
  10. Select the “Authentication” of your webhook as “Basic” if there is one, otherwise select “None"
    • If you have selected “Basic”, enter the “Username” and “Password” for it
  11. You are also able to test the webhook before saving it by clicking the “Test URL” button below the form
  12. Once satisfied with the input, click “Save” at the bottom of the page

Webhook_Screenshot

And that’s it! After a few moments, your Joan 6 device will update with your new custom button.

Ideas for a webhook

As stated previously, with webhooks, the possibilities are limitless. But, we do have a few ideas that might be interesting to you:

  • Send an SMS to a specific person
  • Request help from your IT department
  • Request a drink for you and your guest

We recommend checking out IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/) and Zapier as these solutions will allow you to fully utilize the webhook feature and create amazing integrations with Joan and your apps and devices.