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Information on the new version of the application

Make sure you have the latest version of the mobile app. (You can find out which version of the app you are currently using at the top of the “Help” menu.)

Latest version available:

  • Apple Version : 1.7.3
  • Android version : 2.99.1

New in Apple Version 1.7.3

Fixed frequent request for a new password

In some cases, the application did not connect quickly enough to the server and failed to validate the password. The window indicating that the password is not correct appeared even if you had turned on the auto-login feature or you were using the TouchID or FaceID tools. The new version allows a longer period for attempting to validate the password.

Improved handling of Siri suggestions

The previous version could in some cases trigger a HopHop request automatically when starting the app or by pressing the Siri suggestion linked to the app. The new version improved the Siri suggestion avoiding automatic request if you did not press on the suggestion notification.

If you do not use the Siri suggestion for HopHop, we recommend that you turn them off by going to your phone’s settings and disabling the HopHo app suggestions:

  1. In your phone’s settings, go to the bottom section related to your apps.
  2. Choose HopHop.
  3. Go to the “Siri and Search” submenu to turn off suggestions.

  

 

New Android Version 2.99.1

Fixed updating of child’s preparation status

The previous version is not showing your child’s preparation status evolution. The message displayed is always “child status”. The new version correct this situation to see the usual preparation status (see the question below “How to monitor the preparation progress of my child?)

How to create a family ?

This section helps you create your family group, which includes parents and children. Parents can perform child pickup requests at the daycare.

The family may also have an authorized person, who cannot initiate requests for picking themselves, but may be invited or delegated by parents to pick up children for them.

Note: When adding an authorized person, make sure that she/he is also in the official list of the school. If you ask someone on your HopHop list to pick up your child and that person is not on the official list of the school, the daycare responsible will need to have your official authorization before letting your child leave with that person.

 

1. Add children

To see the menu, click on the three lines on upper-left (iOS) or the three dots on upper-right (Android).

2. Add authorized persons as “NO Restriction”

The term “NO Restriction” used by HopHop allows you to give this person the right to initiate a pickup of your children. It could be for example a grandparent, an uncle, a carpool parent. These people will see the “HopHop” button associated with your child in their account.

The person added will receive an email with a password inviting them to connect to their account created.

3. Add authorized persons with restriction

Other authorized members can be added by redoing step 3 with the indicator “NO Restriction” inactive. This approach will ensure that your children do not appear in any other member’s account and therefore, they will not be able to perform a pickup request of your child unless you invite or delegate them.  To invite an authorized person to pick up your child, the parent needs to press “Delegate” instead of “HopHop” in the main interface. The authorized person will then accept the invitation through the mobile app and the HopHop button will be available for the day.

How to change the picture of my child?

To add or change your child’s photo, the procedure is as follows:

1.IOS Mobile Application

 

 

 

2.Android Mobile Application

 

 

Please take Note: If you have already made a request to pick up your child during the day, you will not be able to change the photo. You will have to wait until the next day.

How to perform with a pick-up request ?

Upon requesting the pickup of your child, two options will be available:

HopHop with GPS

Using this function, the application will automatically send your child’s request for preparation when you are within a radius that corresponds to the time required for the daycare (example 5 minutes) to prepare your child. By using your GPS position, the daycare will not see your position; it will calculate the time before your arrival, and thus send the request to the daycare and ensure the child is ready upon your arrival. Even if you encounter unforeseen events during your trip, the application will update the daycare on the arrival time. GPS mode works by car, bus, bike and foot travel.

HopHop without GPS 

This function is used to provide the daycare with an exact time of your arrival. The application will not adjust the time of arrival if there are unforeseen events during your trip. This method is useful for people who walk to school or live within a radius less than 5 minutes by foot.

   

 

Please take note that when requesting your child’s pickup with the Android version, a temporary window appears. You have a delay of about 30 seconds to perform the configuration before the request is performed by itself.

What happens if GPS does not seem to work ?

Make sure that you have completed the complete pickup request (see question “How to perform a pick-up request?”)

Also verify that:

  1. You have a cellular data plan for your mobile phone and that it is enabled for the HopHop application.

  2. During the installation process, that you have accepted that the HopHop application. uses your location data. (Go to the settings of your mobile phone to enable this function for HopHop.)

  3. Your GPS is not in energy saving mode.

If you are in the area corresponding to preparation time chosen by the daycare, the application will tell you that the GPS cannot be activated because you are too close to the daycare. If this is the case, please see question “How to perform a pick-up request?”

How to monitor the preparation progress of my child?

You can follow the preparation progress of your child when a pick-up request is complete.

 

 

When you arrive in the radius corresponding to the preparation time of your child, the daycare will receive the request to prepare your child. At this stage, the state of the preparation indicates In progress.

When your child is ready, the daycare will press on an indicator and the status of the child becomes Ready.

Finally, when you arrive to pick up your child, the daycare makes the final validation that the person coming to pick up the child corresponds to the person on the photo. As this is the final step of the preparation, the status will turn to “Picked up at “Time”.

I am separated/divorced and wonder if I should include my former spouse in my family group?

The decision is yours. You have two possible options:

      Option 1: You assign your former spouse as the “parent of the child” in your account. If you select this option, you will only require one family subscription.

      Option 2:  You and your former spouse each create a separate account. Both accounts will be independent of each other and will be validated by the daycare as separate accounts.

Can I add a note for the daycare staff?

Yes, when you request a pickup, a text field will be available. This field will indicate “Message for center (optional).” Click in the field and type a message for the daycare service to see.

Note: Some daycare services do not use this option. Please check with the daycare before leaving any messages.

I installed the application, but I cannot find my child’s daycare?

Your school daycare may not be using the HopHop service. If you want us to contact them, please send us the school information vial email: support@hophop.ca.

If you have the name of the person managing the daycare, please include that information so that we can contact her directly.

What level of security is in place to protect my personal information?

Our website uses HTTPS:  Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol. HTTP allows you to verify the identity of the website, through an authentication certificate issued by a trusted authority. In our case, the certificate comes from “COMODO”. This enables any data that is exchanged from our site to be fully encrypted.

You can consult this certificate by clicking on the padlock to the left of the address bar of your browser.

As for where the personal information is stored, we use a PostgresSQL database with a SSL connection. For more details, see the link below: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/ssl-tcp.html

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What control is there to prevent someone from creating an account and adding children who are not his?

Before being officially approved for a child pick-up, the daycare service you have submitted your request to must validate your information. A verification of your child’s name and matching your coordinates and contact information will be performed. Validation is done by cross-referencing the data  provided the daycare service during the registration of your child.

The HopHop system is in place only to help you save time. It is not to change the security procedure used at the school. When a child is leaving daycare, the responsible at the door must have a visual contact with the person requesting the child. As they do without using HopHop, they still use their offical book of authorized people to validate the person.

Does this application release the daycare center of its responsibility towards the children?

No. The HopHop application is a tool that allows the communication between the parents and the daycare. The daycare service will always put your child’s safety first. The use of the HopHop application does not replace any of the regulations and procedures already in place by the daycare and the school and the board.

Why do I have to enter my password often?

This decision was taken to provide you with maximum security when you want to access sections with your personal information.

You can at any time choose to facilitate the access simply  by selecting from the menu “Profile”:

  • The use of the ”TouchID” (with Apple products),
  • Auto identification that can retain the password automatically when starting the application. (Note: automatic identification does not work if you “Log Out”.”)

Why is it when I try to change my password, but the new one is refused?

The password must contain the following information:

– Between 6 and 12 characters,

– At least one capital letter,

– At least one symbol character,

– At least one number.

How do I delegate another person?

You can delegate a person from your list of authorized people. For the action to be visible to the daycare service, this authorized person must also use the HopHop application. Your child’s pickup request must therefore be made by this person to avoid synchronization problems and your child to wait a long time at the reception of the daycare.

Note: When adding an authorized person, make sure that they are also on the official school list. If you ask someone on your HopHop list to pick up your child and that person is not on the official school list, the daycare will need to have official authorization from you before leaving your child leave with that person.

Delegate an authorized person with restriction (NO Restriction = disabled)

(To check if the person is in restricted mode, you can open their file in your list of authorized persons. The “NO Restriction” flag must be turned off.)

Once the action is completed, the authorized person sees the information related to your child as well as the “HopHop” button appear on their application. She will have to press this button when she leaves for school and use the application in GPS or Fixed time mode.

Delegate an authorized person without restriction (NO Restriction = Enabled)

(To check if the person is in unrestricted mode, you can open their file in your list of authorized persons. The “NO Restriction” flag must be turned on.)

 

Once the action is completed, you will be informed that the person has agreed to pick up your child this evening. She will need to press the HopHop button when she leaves for school and use the app in GPS or Fixed Time mode, the same way she usually does.

How do I associate another center with my child?

To associate another center with your child follow this procedure:

 

If you have an active subscription, changing center has no influence on the status of this subscription. Membership is not limited to the center that was associated at the time of purchase. So you can change a child’s center as often as needed. Ex: school -> day camp -> school -> …

How to change my child's status?

When the following message appears, follow the steps:

1.Click on the orange strip:

2.Open the email in your mailbox and follow the instructions in the email.

I no longer need the HopHop service, I would like to delete my account.

Please note that the delete function of the application does not delete your account.

 

To delete your account you must go to the web version. www.hophop.ca/webapp

Go to the Profile section of the application and press the delete button.