Asset Link Test

As advised by @mstenta , i’m initiating this thread to engage developer @Symbioquine and other testers of the Asset Link PWA -test instance of which is now being hosted at (thanks Mike for the hosting :pray: )

My own interest in this app remains as described in the AL UseCases thread, further elaborated back in February. Right now, i’m just trying to create my first Asset record, and my progress thus far is as follows:

So i’m stuck here, as app won’t let me save that first record until i complete that first invisible field (see attached screenshot). I’m running iOS version 16.11 on a iPhone 13, accessing the PWA via default Safari browser. If there’s a way to clear this stumbling block on my end, any pointer(s) would be most appreciated.


Hm… Trying to grab a 2nd screenshot of the error msg- said something like “complete this field” over the green patch above -i somehow got into an edit mode that let me change the name of the asset, now saved as ‘BigGreenMachine’ in this test instance… But it did not save the 3 photo i had loaded into the initial form. So now i’m trying to add those pix, stored in my “Photos” app library, but i can’t: the “Edit” link, accessible via the hamburger icon to right of default “View” mode, does display the Edit link in dropdown menu as an active choice, but it does not do anything when touched.

Gonna have to leave it here, while i go do some farming! :farmer:

@walt Thanks for reporting this! There might be a few things going on…

I’m able to replicate the “Edit” tab issue myself too (in the farmOS UI of this test instance on mobile, not in Asset Link). It seems that the secondary tab links are not clickable on mobile after you expand the secondary tabs. I tested this on another instance without Asset Link and it works as expected, so maybe there’s some interaction that’s causing the issue. Worth noting that the collapsible tabs were just added in the new release of farmOS v2.1.0, so this is probably a very fresh bug. I would say ignore this for now - if you need to edit assets via the farmOS UI in this testing instance, you can do that outside of a mobile context.

I was able to open asset link for the equipment asset though, and renamed it back to “Red Tractor” - so that seems to be working properly. I didn’t try uploading photos.

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Good find @walt It looks like that is a bug introduced by Asset Link.

The problem is associated with how Asset Link embeds itself in the page. This q-layout div overlaps most of the button text.

I’ll open an issue for it. q-layout div breaks clicking in farmOS UI (especially bad on mobile) · Issue #42 · symbioquine/farmOS_asset_link · GitHub


The fix was pretty simple. I’ll post back here once it has been released.


Just to set expectations, that release won’t be until Sunday evening or Monday some time since I’m about to leave for the weekend. In the meantime, please use either the work-around that Mike mentioned (desktop site) or click/tap on the far right edge of the desired menu entry - only the left 100px of that menu is (invisibly) covered.

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Cool: have a great weekend, man!

Ah, but this is not the stopper; as Mike rightly pointed out, editing can be done on the desktop.

No: the stopper for me is, i want to create records in the field, but- as you can see in the image i posted above -the required field ‘Name’ of asset is entirely covered by that div screen (as are ‘Status’, ‘Flags’ and ‘Owners’ fields), with no way to get around it. So i can neither create a new Asset record, nor an Observation log about existing Asset in the field… And those are the two things i need this mobile app to do for me.

(But hey: no urgency here @Symbioquine ; since i first joined that Field Kit test nearly 4 years ago, i’ve learned the virtue of patience :grin: )