We know that one of the best parts about Poppy is how easy it is to request a caregiver – whether it’s logging into your account at meetpoppy.com, texting @request to the line or just texting us the date and time you need. But we’re always looking for ways to make things easier for you so we wanted to share a little trick that could make requesting a Poppy even faster. Here’s how you can add an icon to your home screen that will take you directly into your Poppy account.
1. Log into your account using Safari on your iPhone
There are a couple ways to do this. You could navigate to meetpoppy.com/account on Safari and if you’re already logged in it will take you straight into your account. If you’re not logged in, log in on the page you see. You can also text @request or @login to the line and we’ll send you a link right into your account.
2. Go to the Request a Poppy page
You can add a shortcut to any of the pages on Poppy but we think the Request a Poppy page is the most useful. In your account tap the menu icon at the top right and choose Request a Poppy (you might already be on this page if you texted @request).
3. Add the page to your Home Screen
Once on the Request a Poppy page tap the Share icon at the bottom center of your screen. You’ll see a share menu popup from the bottom, on this screen tap the Add to Home Screen button on the bottom right.
Next you’ll see a page to name the icon, we called ours “Poppy” – then just tap Add. Voila! An icon that looks just like an app will be on your home screen.
4. Log into your account one last time.
The last step is to tap the new Poppy icon and log into your account once more with your email and password. You only need to do this the first time you use the shortcut, it will remember your login information for the future. Once you log in just tap the menu button at the top right and choose Request a Poppy. That’s it, you’re all set to use the button next time you’d like to Request a Poppy.
Android and Windows phone users – you can also add shortcuts to web pages. Follow steps 1 & 2 then find the share or menu option on your browser and look for the option that says Add to Home Screen (or something similar).