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How to receive Button events

The Insight Mobile app sends a Button event when the button is pressed twice in quick succession (like a double-click on a computer mouse).
To receive this event, register a callback object via SDK or listen for broadcast Intents of the following structure:

  • Action: com.proglove.api.DISPLAY_BUTTON
  • Extras:
    • String in com.proglove.api.extra.DISPLAY_BUTTON contains the ID of the pressed button
override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {




override fun onDestroy() {

// To do this, our Activity needs to implement the `IButtonOutput` interface:

// -- IButtonOutput --

override fun onButtonPressed(buttonPressed: ButtonPress) {
    // the button presses will come on background threads, make sure to execute this on the UI Thread
    runOnUiThread {
        Toast.makeText(this, "Got a button Press: ${}", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show()
// 1 Implement a broadcast receiver (in this case the class is called MessageHandler):

class MessageHandler : BroadcastReceiver() {
    override fun onReceive(context: Context?, intent: Intent?) {
        if (intent != null && intent.action == "com.proglove.api.DISPLAY_BUTTON") {

// 2 define an IntentFilter filtering for the specified actions:

val messageHandler: MessageHandler = MessageHandler()
val filter = IntentFilter()

// 3 Somewhere where a context is available (usually an Activity's or Service's onCreate):

context.registerReceiver(messageHandler, filter) 

// Do not forget to unregister the receiver again, for example in onDestroy:


How to receive Button events for Ivanti's Velocity browser

You can configure the button trigger to send a barcode Intent to the integrated Ivanti's Velocity browser on double-click in order to send notifications to the worker's MARK Display scanner.

To enable this event:

  1. Go to Insight Webportal.
  2. At the top, under Device Visibility, select Configurations.
    The list of existing configurations displays.
  3. At the bottom of the page, select Create New Configuration.

    Note: Alternatively, you can click the pencil icon next to an existing configuration to modify it.

  4. Select Insight Mobile (Android) and click Next.

  5. Under Workflow Rules, click Add Rule.
  6. Under Trigger, select Double-click.
  7. Under Action, select Send Intent.
  8. Click Save Action.
  9. Click Save Rule.
  10. Scan the configuration barcode to apply the configuraiton or download it to your Android device.

Receiving this event can be done by listening for broadcast Intents of the following structure:

  • Action: com.wavelink.intent.action.BARCODE
  • Extras:
    • com.proglove.api.extra.BARCODE_DATA="BUTTON_PRESSED"
    • com.proglove.api.extra.BARCODE_SYMBOLOGY="SPECIAL_BUTTON"
    • String in com.proglove.api.extra.DISPLAY_BUTTON contains the ID of the pressed button

Make sure you filter the incoming Intents by this data to distinguish it from normal scans.