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Using a mobile device is a recommended and in many cases a faster way of synchronising the physical and digital boards.

Please mind that in order for Agile Cards scanner to recognise your cards you must print them with a template with KR codes embedded. Please consult this section of the documentation to find about KR codes and template editing: Card layout

In order to start, please use your mobile device's QR code scanner and scan the board's QR code prepared and printed during the process of board configuration.

When the QR code has been successfully scanned your mobile device will open a web page served by your instance of VisualStudio Team Services.

If for any reason you have not printed or used the QR code for the board, you can still access the same URL. In order to do that you need to open Agile Cards scanner dialog from the board which you want to synchronise. The QR code will be displayed on the screen of your computer. You can scan it with your mobile device directly from there so that you don't need to type in the address manually.

The URL of the mobile interface of Agile Cards can be bookmarked in your mobile browser for later use.

The page which is displayed on your mobile device next is asking for the board photo. Once you tap the "Take a photo" button you will be provided with a choice to either make a new photo using your mobile device's camera, or to select an existing photo already stored on the device or in the cloud. The format of the former dialog may look slightly different depending on the operating system type and version installed on your mobile device.

While making the photo please follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Place yourself right in front of the photographed board. The less perspective skew the easier it will be for the scanner to operate.
  • Make sure the board is lit evenly.
  • Arrange the cards and splitters in such a way that the KR codes are not obscured in any way and are completely visible.
  • Get as close to the board as possible, so that as much as camera's sensor resolution is used.

Once the photo is selected the Agile Cards scanner will start to process the image. When ready it will show the summary screen with card's identifiers on top of your scanned photo as well as details provided further down the page. The identifiers shown in green, such as #10 indicate cards, which have not been moved on the physical board, and thus do not require status update. The identifiers shown in yellow, such as #14 indicate cards which have moved to a new position on the physical board since the last synchronisation. You may also see errors in red in case the scanner has problems identifying the cards.

When ready, press the "Update board" button and the cards will be moved in your instance of VisualStudio Team Services / TFS automatically based on their positions identified by the Agile Cards scanner.


As of Agile Cards release 1.0.0 the mobile interface for scanning the boards is only available in Cloud based VisualStudio Team Services and not available in On-premises TFS. We plan to release this missing functionality to TFS shortly.

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In some cases it is better to use the desktop based scanner. Read here about how to use it effectively: scanning the board using a desktop computer.

If you have any comments or feedback related to our product please do not hesitate to contact us at Spartez Support Portal or support@spartez.com.

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