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Workflow Quick Start Application


The workflow quick start application is designed for step-by-step instructions or data collection use cases such as:
  • Inspections
  • Work instructions
  • Assembly procedures
  • Field service
  • Checklists
Are you new to Skylight Workflows? Please read the Definitions Section to learn about Skylight Workflow terminology Step 1: Install and Configure the Workflow Quick Start Application Step 2: Import Workflow Templates Step 3: Use Your Workflow Templates
Do you want to author your own custom workflows? Read this guide to learn how to build your own workflows
Do you want to view workflow reports or build a Business Intelligence dashboard? Read this guide to learn about the Manager View Read these guides to learn about the Skylight API and build your own reporting dashboard
Are you a developer? Skylight Workflows may be integrated with your own data source. Read this guide to learn more.

Commonly Used Terms

A workflow is a collection of Workflow Steps used to complete, verify or review a given task based on the needs of your business.
Workflow Steps
A workflow step is predefined task for completing work inside Skylight. See here for more information on Workflow Steps.
Workflow Template
A workflow template is a reusable workflow defined through Workflow Steps inside an Excel spreadsheet.
Excel Synchronization Tool
The Excel synchronization tool is a GUI based program used for creating, updating, and removing workflows from Skylight.
Skylight Application
Work Session
A work session is a specific instance of work being executed inside Skylight. See here for more information on Skylight Work Sessions.

Other Information


  • Smart Glasses Client 7.4.1 or newer
  • Web Client 0.1.1 or newer
  • Windows x64 system to use the Workflow import tool

Known Limitations

  • The Input Text step does not currently provide a way to toggle the character set between alphanumeric and numeric entry.

Release Notes


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Added excel columns for Bluetooth torque wrench values & step type support
      • New step type(column B): CaptureBTInput
      • Tool type(column L): snap-on
      • Lower torque threshold(column M): numeric
      • Upper torque threshold(column N): numeric
      • Unit of measure(column O): in-lb, ft-lb, nm, kg-cm, kgm, in-oz, cnm
    • Added Report Export to GUI
    • Added Sync Tool Version to GUI
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • Added Bluetooth torque wrench step type support
    • Optimized UI for mobile and web clients
    • Added scan to start workflow support
      • To enable, edit the application data and set scanToStartWorkflow to true.
      • To disable, edit the application data and set scanToStartWorkflowto false.


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Only import spreadsheets where the version changed. Previously, spreadsheets with unchanged versions would be reported as errors.
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • If viewing step details that include media, then selecting the media will enable the media controls (zoom in, zoom out, etc.).


  • Added ability to call users directly from the calling step.


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Added Workflow Import GUI
    • Increased media file import size limit
    • Added ability to import non-embedded excel reference media files
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • General sync and performance improvements


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Added a new column Videos to the workflow template. The column value is a semi-colon separated list of file names. The tool uploads the files and associates them with the step.
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • If a step has video(s), then display a preview image. To play the videos, select the step, select the View media action, and then select the video.


  • Fixed a bug which caused a crash on iOS
  • Manager can now step into nested section steps


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Add new step types: VideoStep, AddItemStep, DeleteItemStep, ExitItemStep, EndSectionStep
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • Add new step types: captureVideo, addItem, deleteItem, exitItem
    • Improve stability when submitting workflows


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Correctly determine the last row with data
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • Fix issues with icons and text input


  • Pre-release of the Workflow Quick Start Application