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Getting Started with Fleetbox

This documentation assumes you are a part of the Fleetbox Private Beta. To request to join the Fleetbox Private Beta, send an email to [email protected]. Let us know how you currently track your vehicles' maintenance log(s), and how Fleetbox would simplify that process!

Downloading Fleetbox​

After being added to the Fleetbox Private Beta, you should have received an email from TestFlight.

The "View in TestFlight" button should either:

  • Take you to the App Store page for TestFlight, or
  • Take you to TestFlight, if you already have it installed

Download and install TestFlight if you haven't already, then install Fleetbox from inside TestFlight.

Using TestFlight​

Updates​

By default, TestFlight will automatically update you to the latest version of the Fleetbox Private Beta. New versions are pushed out to Private Beta users as soon as we make a change to the Fleetbox code.

Downgrades​

Since Private Beta updates come out so soon after we make a change, major bugs might occasionally make it through to a Private Beta build. If there's a major bug preventing you from using Fleetbox:

  1. Let us know - we can't fix a bug we don't know about!
  2. Downgrade to a known-good version of Fleetbox using TestFlight using the "Previous Builds" function

Feedback​

If you have feedback, whether that be a bug report, feature request, or anything else, you can either send an email to [email protected] or send feedback through TestFlight. With TestFlight, you are also able to send a screenshot to let us know exactly what you're giving feedback on.

If you're a bit more technically inclined, you can also submit bug reports and feature requests to our GitHub issue tracker. That issue tracker also contains prioritization for existing bugs and features, and bug reports and feature requests submitted through other channels typically eventually trickle down to the GitHub issue tracker.

First Launch​

Currently, Fleetbox just dumps you into a blank vehicle list on your first launch. We'll eventually have a first-launch tutorial to guide through your first vehicle (tracked in GitHub Issue #20), but that isn't ready yet. For now, this tutorial will have to suffice.

Adding Your Vehicle​

For this tutorial, I'll be filling out information for a fictional 2018 Toyota Corolla, with the fictional VIN 5YFBURHEXJP000000.

Photo by Bestami SarΔ±kaya on Unsplash

Start off by adding your first vehicle using the "Add" (+) button at the top of your screen. This will bring you to your vehicle's details screen.

Under the "Details" section, fill in whatever information you know about the vehicle. For the name, you can give your vehicle whatever nickname you want! For most vehicles, Fleetbox is able to automatically fill in the year, make, and model using the VIN. After entering your VIN, a button will appear on the right side of the VIN field. Press that button, and Fleetbox will try to decode your VIN into a year, make, and model.

Taking an Odometer Reading​

Once you have your vehicle's details filled out, it's time to take your first odometer reading! There are two methods, through the "Odometer" menu and through a shortcut. For now, let's go with the shortcut so we don't overcomplicate anything. At the top of your screen, there should be a button with "123" surrounded by a rounded rectangle. Pressing that button takes you to the "New Odometer Reading" screen.

Hop in your car and check what the odometer currently reads, and enter that reading into the "Current reading" field on this "New Odometer Reading screen." Once you're done, press the "Save" button in the top right corner of your screen, and you should be brought back to your vehicle's screen. If you look at the "Break-in period" and "Odometer" sections, they should now be updated with your new odometer reading!

It's a good idea to take an odometer reading every now and then so that Fleetbox has an accurate estimate for how many miles are on your vehicle's odometer at any given time.

Adding an Image​

To add a bit of flair to your vehicle's record, you can add an image. Simply press "Add image," and Fleetbox will prompt you to select an image from your Camera Roll.

This image is also used in your vehicle list to better differentiate vehicles from each other.

To change the image, just tap it and Fleetbox will prompt you to choose a new image. You can also remove the image entirely by pressing the red "X" in the top right corner of the image.