Using a mobile device is a recommended and in many cases a faster way of synchronizing the backlog order.
In order to start, please use your mobile device's QR code scanner and scan the board's QR code prepared and printed during the process of board configuration.
When the QR code has been successfully scanned your mobile device will open a web page served by your instance of Jira.
If for any reason you have not printed or used the QR code for the board, you can still access the same URL. In order to do that you need to open Agile Cards synchronization dialog from the board which you want to synchronize. The QR code will be displayed on the screen of your computer. You can scan it with your mobile device directly from there so that you don't need to type in the address manually.
The URL of the mobile interface of Agile Cards can be bookmarked in your mobile browser for later use.
The page which is displayed on your mobile device next is asking for the board photo. Once you tap the "Take a photo" button you will be provided with a choice to either make a new photo using your mobile device's camera, or to select an existing photo already stored on the device or in the cloud. The format of the former dialog may look slightly different depending on the operating system type and version installed on your mobile device.
While making the photo please follow a few simple guidelines:
- Place yourself right in front of the photographed board. The less perspective skew the easier it will be for the synchronization algorithm to operate.
- Make sure the board is lit evenly.
- Arrange the cards in such a way that the KR codes are not obscured in any way and are completely visible.
- Get as close to the board as possible, so that as much as camera's sensor resolution is used.
Once the photo is selected Agile Cards will start to process the image. When ready it will show the summary screen with card's identifiers on top of your photo as well as details provided further down the page. The arrow highlight on top of the photo indicates the recommended backlog ordering direction, but you can change it by tapping on it. You may also see errors in red in case the synchronization algorithm has problems identifying the cards.
When ready, press the "Update backlog order" button and the cards will be updated in Jira automatically based on their positions identified by Agile Cards.
In some cases it is better to use the desktop based synchronization. Read here about how to use it effectively: synchronizing rank order using a desktop computer.