Two label printers on a table with two phones and four tablets of different sizes. Today is a big day in the Check-Ins world. We’ve just released an iOS update that supports the Brother QL710W wifi label. On top of that, we’re also releasing a Check-Ins Station Android application that will support both mobile printers, Citizen and the new Brother printers.

Android Application

An app store display of Planning Center Check-Ins with buttoned options to uninstall or open. As you can expect, the Android app works almost identical to the iOS app. You can now access the device’s camera for scanning and saving barcodes, as well as adding profile pictures. The other advantage is that you can now connect both the Citizen mobile printer, and the Brother printer to the app. The app will work on devices running KitKat (Android 4.4) and above. Go download it and try it out!

Brother Printer

A black and white label printer with a white label printing out. There are a few things we’re excited about with this Brother printer. First, it works on both Android and iOS simultaneously, so all of your volunteers can print to it with either device at the same time. Second, it’s affordably priced at about $100 on Amazon. And lastly, the labels look almost identical to the Dymo labels. For more details, check out our Check-Ins Hardware Article.

Printer Status

A software display indicating connection of a printer in green, and no connection of a printer in red. One thing we wanted to get right with this massive mobile update is a better status bar for printers. So, if you’re running on Android or iOS you’ll see a new bar at the top that should inform you of the status. Once connected it’ll show green for the first 5 seconds, then show just the status at the top. If the printer is ever disconnected, the status bar will be red.

Stay on top of Check-ins updates

The Planning Center Check-Ins pages for news and updates with a drop-down menu to follow new articles and comments. Want to stay on top of all the changes and new features that are coming, like the recent updates of the Event Listings Graph, or the Dymo & Chrome relationship? Check out the News & Updates section of our help articles. If you’re signed in, you can even click the "follow" button at the top right to be notified every time there’s a new post.

The Check-Ins Team, Scott, Robert, Jake, and Jesse (with special guest, Erik!... our Android developer)