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Icon.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO is available for Android and iOS. Similar functionality is available for Windows Mobile. Fishbowl GO provides the essential warehouse functions of Fishbowl on a mobile device. Fishbowl GO helps reduce human error and increase accuracy. With the ability to scan barcodes, Fishbowl GO also increases efficiency. Fishbowl GO was designed to be very simple while still providing the ability to perform complex inventory functions. Fishbowl GO can run on a phone, a tablet, or a variety of hardware devices sold through Fishbowl. Similar to Fishbowl Anywhere, Fishbowl GO can be used on the local network, through a VPN, or configured to connect to a public IP address. Fishbowl GO requires Android 4.4 or newer. The required version of Fishbowl is listed on the Release Notes.

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Install app

To download Fishbowl GO from the Google Play Store, click here or search the play store for Fishbowl GO. For devices without the Play Store, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download Fishbowl GO from the Play Store and then skip to the Run section below.
  2. If the Google Play Store is not available, download the Fishbowl GO.apk file by clicking here.
  3. Copy the file to the Android device, or use the link above to download it directly from the website onto the Android device.
  4. Open the file on the Android Device.
  5. A warning may be displayed about installing apps directly from a file.
    Fishbowl GO Warning.png
    If so, open the security settings on the device and allow installations from unknown sources.
    Fishbowl GO Security.png
    Then open the file again.
  6. Click Install to install Fishbowl GO
    Fishbowl GO Install 1.png

Run app

  1. Open the app drawer on the Android device and click Fishbowl GO. A shortcut can also be placed on the home screen.
  2. # The same data used to log in from a Fishbowl Client can be used in Fishbowl GO. Enter the Server Address or name, Port, Username and Password and then click Login.
    Fishbowl GO Login.png
  3. Approve the application, as explained below, and then click Login again.

Approve app

The first time that an integrated application attempts to connect to Fishbowl, the application will need to be approved. The app only needs to be approved once. Follow the steps below to approve an integrated app.
  1. Start the Fishbowl Client and open the Small.Settings.png Settings module, located in the Setup group.
  2. Click the Integrated Apps tab.
    Approve Integrated App.png
  3. Select the integrated app from the list and then click the Approve Icon Button.png Approve button.
  4. The integrated app should now be able to connect successfully.

To activate Fishbowl GO, install and activate the plugin as described below.

Install plugin

In order to access all of the modules and settings of Fishbowl GO, the Fishbowl GO plugin must be installed and activated from a Fishbowl Client. If the plugin hasn't been activated, only the Part module will be accessible from the app. The global settings for Fishbowl GO are also set in the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO module. Follow the steps below to install and activate the plugin.

The documentation on this page is for the most recent version of the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO plugin. To get the most recent version, Update Fishbowl.

  1. In any Fishbowl Client, open the Small.Plugin.png Plugin module, located in the Integrations group.
  2. Select the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO plugin and click Install Now.
  3. Completely close all Fishbowl Clients.
  4. Exit the Fishbowl Server by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting Exit.
  5. After re-opening the Fishbowl Server, the admin user can access the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO module from any Fishbowl Client by opening the Integrations module group.
  6. To grant access to additional users, assign the Fishbowl GO-View access right to the appropriate groups in the Small.User Group.png User Group module
  7. Open the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO module and click Yes in the activation dialog, or click the Activate Button.png Activate button.
    Fishbowl GO Activation.png

Access to the individual modules of the Fishbowl GO app are controlled with the Fishbowl GO access rights. After installing the plugin, the Fishbowl GO modules available to each user can be customized by assigning access rights. Some users may need to have the Data-View access right to be able to log into Fishbowl GO.

Plugin settings

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The global settings for Fishbowl GO are assigned in the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO module. These settings apply to all users and all devices. Some settings may be stored during the login of Fishbowl GO, so global settings may not change on an individual device until the next login.

General Settings
  • Quantity preset increments - These custom quantities will appear after clicking the FM Quantity Button.png Quantity button in Fishbowl GO.
    GO Quantity.png
Add Inventory
  • Scan each individual item - With this option enabled, the quantity field will default to a quantity of 1.
Cycle
  • Scan each individual item - With this option enabled, the quantity field will default to a quantity of 1.
Pack
  • Always show edit screen - Always show the edit screen when opening an item in the Pack module.
  • Scan each individual item - With this option enabled, the quantity field will default to a quantity of 1.
Part
  • Update product UPC - Update the UPC for all associated products when modifying the part UPC in Fishbowl GO.
  • Update product image - Update the image for all associated products when modifying the part image in Fishbowl GO.
Pick
  • Always show edit screen - Always show the edit screen when opening an item in the Pick module.
  • Scan each individual item - With this option enabled, the quantity field will default to a quantity of 1.
  • Only show in progress picks - Only show picks that have a status of Started or Committed.
  • Only show user assigned picks - Only show picks that are assigned to the user that is logged into Fishbowl GO.
  • Only show entirely fulfillable picks - Only show picks that have all items in stock and fulfillable.
Receive
  • Always show edit screen - Always show the edit screen when opening an item in the Receive module.
  • Scan each individual item - With this option enabled, the quantity field will default to a quantity of 1.
Scrap
  • Scan each individual item - With this option enabled, the quantity field will default to a quantity of 1.
Ship
  • Include entered shipments - Include shipments that have a status of Entered.
Work Order
  • Show all open orders - Show all work orders that have a status of Entered, Issued, or Partial.


Buttons

The following buttons are found in most modules of Fishbowl GO.

FM Back Button.png Back - To go back to the previous screen, click the Back button, or use the Back button on the device.
FM Scan Button.png Scan - To scan a barcode with the camera, click the Scan button. Devices with built-in scanners can use the hardware button. Most devices with barcode scanners can be configured to send an Enter command after scanning, which will automatically open the item in Fishbowl GO.
FM Settings Button.png Settings - To change settings, click the Settings button at the top right of the screen.
FM Refresh Button.png Refresh - To refresh an item list, click the Refresh button.
FM Open Button.png Open - An item can be opened by scanning it, or by selecting it from the list and then clicking the Open button or the Enter key on the keyboard.
FM Edit Button.png Edit - To edit an item or change the quantity, click the Edit button.
FM Save Button.png Save - To save an order or item, click the Save button.
FM Image Button.png Image - To view the part image, click the Image button.
FM Print Button.png Print - To print barcode labels, click the Print button.
FM Notes Button.png Notes - To view the order notes, click the Notes button.
FM Quantity Button.png Quantity - Click the Quantity icon by any quantity field to see a large number pad, or to enter preset quantities.


Fishbowl GO Pick Icon.png Pick

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  • By default, All Open picks will be displayed. All Open includes picks with a status of Entered, Started, or Committed (everything except Finished).
  • To display only In Progress picks, enable the option in the Fishbowl GO Plugin. In Progress includes picks with a status of Started or Committed.
  • The number of picks displayed on the device can be set by clicking the FM Settings Icon Button.png Settings button in the top-right corner of the app.
  • To open a pick, scan the pick number or select it from the list and then click the FM Open Button.png Open button at the top.
  • To pick an item, scan the item or select it from the list and then click the FM Pick Button.png Pick button at the top.
  • To view line item notes, press and hold the pick item.
  • Items that are short are not displayed. If all items on an order are fulfilled or short (there aren't any fulfillable items left), the order will not displayed.
  • If an item requires tracking, the edit screen will be displayed. Enter or scan the part tracking and then click the Pick button at the bottom of the screen.
  • If an item doesn't require tracking, the edit screen can be displayed by clicking the FM Edit Button.png Edit button or by enabling Always show edit screen in the Fishbowl GO Plugin. This also allows the quantity to be edited for partial picks.
  • Once an item is picked, it will be removed from the list of items.
  • When the last item is picked, the pick will be saved and removed from the list of picks.
  • To save a partially picked order, click the FM Save Button.png Save button at any time.


Fishbowl GO Pack Icon.png Pack

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  • Packing typically occurs after picking and before shipping. Auto pack can be enabled in the Small.Shipping.png Shipping module options.
  • The Pack module displays Entered shipments. Packing can also be bypassed in Fishbowl GO by enabling Include entered shipments in the Fishbowl GO Plugin, which allows an order to be shipped from Fishbowl GO, even if it hasn't been packed yet.
  • The number of orders displayed on the device can be set by clicking the FM Settings Icon Button.png Settings button in the top-right corner of the app.
  • To open a shipment, scan the ship number or select it from the list and then click the FM Open Button.png Open button at the top.
  • The list of unpacked items is displayed. The current carton is also listed at the top. To add more cartons, click the FM New Carton Button.png New Carton button. The current carton can be changed at any time by clicking the carton name or the drop-down arrow.
  • To pack an item into the current carton, scan the item or select it from the list and then click the FM Pack Button.png Pack button at the top.
  • If an item has tracking, the edit screen will be displayed. When modifying the quantity of a serialized part, modify the serial number list to match the items that are being packed and then click the Pack button at the bottom of the screen.
  • If an item doesn't require tracking, the edit screen can be displayed by clicking the FM Edit Button.png Edit button or by enabling Always show edit screen in the Fishbowl GO Plugin. This also allows the quantity to be edited and split into multiple cartons.
  • Once an item is packed, it will be removed from the list of unpacked items.
  • The Carrier can be modified at the bottom of the screen.
  • When the last item is packed, the shipment will be saved and removed from the list of Entered shipments.
  • After a shipment is packed, a dialog will be displayed with the option to print a packing list. This will print the default report for the Shipping module. The default printer of the Fishbowl Server will be used, unless a default printer is specified for the location group of the shipment.


Fishbowl GO Ship Icon.png Ship

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  • Shipping occurs after picking and packing.
  • By default, the Ship module displays Packed orders. Packing can be bypassed in Fishbowl GO by enabling Include entered shipments in the Fishbowl GO Plugin, which allows an order to be shipped from Fishbowl GO, even if it hasn't been packed yet.
  • The number of orders displayed on the device can be set by clicking the FM Settings Icon Button.png Settings button in the top-right corner of the app.
  • To ship an order, scan the ship number or select it from the list and then click the FM Ship Button.png Ship button at the top.
  • There is no edit screen in the Shipping module. When scanning an order, or clicking the Ship button, the order will be shipped and removed from the list of unshipped orders.
  • A shipment can be voided in the Small.Shipping.png Shipping module of the Fishbowl Client if the shipment hasn't been exported to the accounting system yet.


Fishbowl GO Receive Icon.png Receive

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  • By default, All Receivable orders will be displayed. All Receivable includes orders that haven't been received yet.
  • The number of orders displayed on the device can be set by clicking the FM Settings Icon Button.png Settings button in the top-right corner of the app.
  • To open an order, scan the barcode or select it from the list and then click the FM Open Button.png Open button at the top.
  • To receive an item, scan the item or select it from the list and then click the FM Receive Button.png Receive button at the top.
  • If an item requires tracking, the edit screen will be displayed. Enter or scan the part tracking and then click the Receive button at the bottom of the screen.
  • If an item doesn't require tracking, the edit screen can be displayed by clicking the FM Edit Button.png Edit button or by enabling Always show edit screen in the Fishbowl GO Plugin. This also allows the quantity to be edited for partial receipts.
  • Once an item is received, it will be removed from the list of items.
  • When the last item is received, the order will be saved and removed from the list of receivable orders.
  • To save a partially received order, click the FM Save Button.png Save button at any time.
  • To print receiving labels, click the FM Print Button.png Print button.


Fishbowl GO Move Icon.png Move

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  • The Move module is used to move parts between locations and is designed to be used with the Part and Location barcodes that can be printed from the Small.Reports.png Reports module of Fishbowl. In addition, parts and locations can be entered manually.
  • To move an item, scan the current location of the part, then scan the part, and then scan the location where the part is going.
  • If an item requires tracking, enter or scan the part tracking and then click the FM Move Button.png Move button at the bottom of the screen.
  • To save the location or part for the next move, click the FM Lock Button.png Lock button.


Fishbowl GO Add Inventory Icon.png Add Inventory

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  • The Add Inventory module is used to add inventory and is designed to be used with the Part and Location barcodes that can be printed from the Small.Reports.png Reports module of Fishbowl. In addition, parts and locations can be entered manually.
  • To add inventory, scan the location where the part will be stored, then scan the part, and then enter the quantity that is being added.
  • If an item requires tracking, enter or scan the new tracking and then click the FM Cycle Button.png Add Inventory button at the bottom of the screen.
  • To save the location or part for the next add, click the FM Lock Button.png Lock button.


Fishbowl GO Scrap Icon.png Scrap

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  • The Scrap module is used to remove inventory and is designed to be used with the Part and Location barcodes that can be printed from the Small.Reports.png Reports module of Fishbowl. In addition, parts and locations can be entered manually.
  • To scrap inventory, scan the location where the part was, then scan the part, and then enter the quantity that is being scrapped.
  • If an item requires tracking, enter or scan the tracking and then click the FM Cycle Button.png Scrap button at the bottom of the screen.
  • To save the location, part, or customer for the next scrap, click the FM Lock Button.png Lock button.


Fishbowl GO Cycle Icon.png Cycle

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  • The Cycle module is used to adjust the quantity of parts and is designed to be used with the Part and Location barcodes that can be printed from the Small.Reports.png Reports module of Fishbowl. In addition, parts and locations can be entered manually.
  • To cycle an item, scan the current location of the part, then scan the part, and then enter the actual quantity in that location.
  • If an item requires tracking, enter or scan the actual tracking and then click the FM Cycle Button.png Cycle button at the bottom of the screen.
  • The location will be updated with the entered quantity and tracking. If the quantity was decreased, the items that weren't entered will be removed.
  • To save the location or part for the next cycle, click the FM Lock Button.png Lock button.


Fishbowl GO Part Icon.png Part

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  • To see part information, scan the part barcode or enter the part number or UPC and then click the FM Search Button.png Search button at the top.
  • To see more details, click Details.
  • To add or modify the UPC, enter the UPC and then click the FM Save Button.png Save button.
  • To update the UPC of all associated products, enable Update product UPC in the Fishbowl GO Plugin.
  • Click the part image to capture a new image from the camera.
  • To update the image of all associated products, enable Update product image in the Fishbowl GO Plugin.
  • To see inventory details for other locations, swipe the gray bar to the left or right, or click the arrow button.
  • To print the part barcode, click the FM Print Button.png Print button.


Fishbowl GO Work Order Icon.png Work Order

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  • The Work Order module provides the ability to finish work orders.
  • If the Show all open orders setting is unchecked, only Started work orders will be displayed. If the option is checked, Entered work orders will be shown as well. Note that a work order has a status that is separate from the manufacture order status.
  • After opening an order, the raw goods will be displayed. Click the FM Add Icon Button.png Add button to add raw goods.
  • If the work order hasn't been picked, Fishbowl GO will give the option to open the pick.
  • The final shows the finished goods that will be produced by the work order. The quantity of the finished good can be adjusted or click the FM Add Icon Button.png Add button to add finished goods.
  • Enter any necessary tracking information and then click the FM Finish Button.png Finish button to fulfill the work order.


Fishbowl GO Delivery Icon.png Delivery

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Troubleshooting

  • Assistance from a network specialist is highly recommended throughout the setup process.
  • Approve the app first, then open the Small.Fishbowl GO.png Fishbowl GO module and activate the plugin.
  • If a user doesn't have access to a module in the app, assign the Fishbowl GO access rights as described here.
  • Have a network specialist assist in opening Fishbowl's ports through the firewall/network. Turn off any antivirus software and try connecting to see if it is blocking access to Fishbowl GO. DISCLAIMER: We do not recommend doing this without assistance from a trained professional.
  • More than one API user logged in: The simplest solution is to open the Fishbowl Server Tools > Options > Server tab > Users can only be logged in once check box. Another solution is to click the Options button on the device and logout of the app. Then tap the device's Open apps button and completely exit the app. This will log out that user on the server. This must be done every time to correctly log out. Increasing the device's sleep time can also help this.
  • Incorrect location scan (i.e. Scan location barcode for tag 12, and location tag 8 appears): Uninstall and reinstall Fishbowl GO on the device.
  • Pick errors: Go to Pick settings on the device and increase the number of lines shown (default is 99).
  • Network connectivity throughout warehouse must be consistent. Pinging the server's IP address (through the command prompt) can identify packet loss issues. Packet sniffers can be used in identifying speed issues on the network. Seek assistance from a network specialist.

Release Notes

Fishbowl GO 2.0 for Android - Requires Fishbowl 2017.5 or later

Fishbowl GO 2.0 for Android Bug Fixes

  • Issue: When scanning with the camera, app would force close if adding more than one serial number.
  • Resolution: All serial numbers can now be added regardless of scanning method.
  • Issue: WO Finish only asks for primary tracking instead of all tracking.
  • Resolution: WO Finish now asks for all tracking.

Released on 10/13/2016 - Requires Fishbowl 2016.5 or later

  • Issue: Picking or receiving a part with tracking can only be completed successfully once, any subsequent attempts cause an error.
  • Resolution: Working with parts that have tracking now functions as it should.
  • Issue: Packing a part with tracking and then voiding the shipment and pick in the client creates a shipment error.
  • Resolution: Shipment integrity is now maintained for this process.
  • Issue: Changing order information in GO causes an error when the client auto refreshes.
  • Resolution: Error no longer occurs when changes are made via Fishbowl GO.

Released on 8/11/2016 - Requires Fishbowl 2016.5 or later

  • Issue: Entering part tracking during a receive or cycle count for a new part with no inventory doesn't record the tracking on the first entry.
  • Resolution: Part tracking is now properly recorded on the first inventory entry.
  • Issue: Packing calculates the carton weight based on the unit weight rather than the total weight.
  • Resolution: Calculation now looks at total weight.
  • Issue: Receiving a misc type item causes an error that crashes the GO client.
  • Resolution: Misc purchases now display with misc item number and receive correctly.
  • Issue: Picking a part with tracking from two different lot numbers (or other tracking type) doesn't display tracking on the 2nd lot picked.
  • Resolution: Both tracking fields can now be selected.
  • Issue: About screen version doesn't show the correct version.
  • Resolution: Versioning is now up to date.

Released on 7/14/2016 - Requires Fishbowl 2016.5 or later

  • Issue: Packing in GO does not update the carton weight correctly.
  • Resolution: carton weight now calculates and updates correctly.
  • Issue: Text for Options to update UPC and image were not correctly labeled.
  • Resolution: These Options now indicate that are to update Product UPC and Image and provide a tooltip.