Home in the Mobile App

How does the Home Screen Function in the Mobile App?

Purpose: This help guide will give you a general overview of BambooHR's Mobile App Home Screen.

iPhone

From Home, you can easily navigate to the following areas: 

  1. Inbox: This number indicates any approvals that need action and any new company announcements that you haven't read yet.
  2. Balances: See your current time off balances. Simply swipe left to right in this section to view additional Time Off current balances (if applicable). If you tap on one of your time off balances, you will be taken to your Time Off tab under "My Info."
  3. Request Time Off: Allows you to submit time off requests while on the go.
  4. Approvals: Each type of approval (Time off requests, Timesheets, etc.) will be listed separately here. You can go to the Inbox to view all approvals or you can tap on a specific approval type to automatically see the filtered view.
  5. New Announcements: Here you can find any new company announcements. (see below)
  6. Signature Requests: If you have any outstanding signature requests, you will see a notification here on Home. Tap "Signature Requests" to be taken to the filtered inbox view to find all outstanding signature requests.
  7. Who's Out: See a quick look of who is out today on your team.
  8. My Info: View your basic employee information. If you have access to edit your personal information on the My Info tab, you will be able to tap on the fields and update the information here.
  9. People: View the Company Directory and contact any employee directly.
  10. Calendar: View the company calendar, including which employees will be out as well as any Company Holidays.
  11. Settings: Manage certain settings for your personal login.
Company Announcements in the Mobile App

Push Notification

Make sure your notifications are turned on for the BambooHR mobile app and whenever a new company announcement is posted, you will receive a push notification.

Notification on Home

Additionally, you will see a notification on Home when you log into the mobile app. Simply tap "Announcements" to be taken to the list of Announcements. (See below) Once you tap to open the notification (either here or in your Inbox), it will be removed from home and only accessible via your Inbox. 

Inbox

If you tap the Inbox in the top right corner of Home, you can tap "Announcements" to see a list of all recent company announcements. All unread announcements will have a branded colored dot next to them. Again, you can simply tap the announcement to read the full message. (see below)

What if I am Using BambooHR Time Tracking?

If you are using BambooHR Time Tracking, you will see an option to clock in or manually add hours to your timesheet right on Home.

Android

From Home, you can easily navigate to the following areas:

  1. Menu: Provides a list of mobile app options for selection.
    • Home: When you first log in, you will automatically see the Home page.
    • My Info: View your basic personal information, including contact details, address, time off details, timesheet, and emergency contacts. If you have access to edit your own personal information on the My Info tab, you will be able to tap on the fields and update information here.
    • People: View the Company Directory and contact any employee directly.
    • Calendar: View the company calendar, including which employees will be out as well as any Company Holidays.
  2. Settings: Manage certain settings for your personal login.
  3. Inbox: View a list of all outstanding time off requests.
  4. Balances: Displays the current balance for each Time Off type. Simply swipe left to right in this section to view additional Time Off current balances (if applicable). If you tap on one of your time off balances, you will be taken to your Time Off tab under "My Info."
  5. Request Time Off: Allows you to submit time off requests while on the go.
  6. Signature Requests: If you have any outstanding signature requests, you will see a notification here on Home. Tap "Signature Requests" to be taken to the filtered inbox view to find all outstanding signature requests.
  7. Approvals: Each type of approval (Time off requests, Timesheets, etc.) will be listed separately here. You can go to the Inbox to view all approvals or you can tap on a specific approval type to automatically see the filtered view.
  8. New Announcements: Here you can find any new company announcements. (see below)
  9. Who's Out: See a quick look of who is out today on your team.
Company Announcements in the Mobile App

Push Notification

Make sure your notifications are turned on for the BambooHR mobile app and whenever a new company announcement is posted, you will receive a push notification.

Notification on Home

Additionally, you will see a notification on Home when you log into the mobile app. Simply tap on the announcement to see the full message. Once you tap to open the notification (either here or in your Inbox), it will be removed from home and only accessible via the Inbox. 

Inbox

If you tap the Inbox in the top right corner of Home, you will see Inbox Items and Announcements. Tapping on  "Announcements" you will see a list of all recent company announcements. All unread announcements will have a branded colored dot next to them. Again, you can simply tap the announcement to read the full message. (see below)

What if I am Using BambooHR Time Tracking?

If you are using BambooHR Time Tracking, you will see an option to clock in or manually add hours to your timesheet right on Home.

What's Next?

Would you like more information on how to turn on and configure your Company Directory?

Do you know how to enable iCal Feeds?

Check out this video which contains some helpful tips on the Mobile App.