The iPad Manager Dashboard

The iPad has some basic management capabilities built into it that allow you to view real-time auction statistics, check-in guests, enter live auction winners, and view a real-time dashboard (for Auctioneers)

Setup your IPad Manager PIN

To use the iPad Manager dashboard, the first thing you will need to do is set up a PIN code in your auction settings.  This PIN will be used on the iPad to grant access to the "manager tools".  You will find this PIN code on the INFO tab of your auction or event settings.

Access the Manager on iPad

For the best Handbid experience please make sure both your Handbid for iPad app and iPad iOS is up to date on the most current version. 

From your iPad, log in to the Handbid App for iPad and select your auction event from the list of available auctions.  If you do not see your event, please make sure you have it in at least a presale, preview, or open mode.    

Once the event data loads, you will have a menu across the top.  Tap the MANAGER button on the top right and enter in the PIN code you set up in the earlier step.  This will. present you with the event dashboard showing you current statistics on bids, items, and revenue. 

Along the side of the manager will be various options you can select:

  • Dashboard (the first screen showing overall statistics)
  • Guest List (the guest list manager where you can manage guests, scan tickets and register bidders)
  • Live (enter live auction bids and process payments for winners)
  • Activity (view real-time auction activity)
  • Beacon (turn your iPad into a beacon for ibeacon checkin)
  • Logout (logout of the iPad app)
  • All auctions (return to the auction list)


The Guest List Manager for iPad

This screen allows the manager (or any authorized volunteer) to check-in guests, add guests and register bidders.  Details on how this tool works can be found here:  Checking-in Guests and Registering Bidders from the iPad App 



The Live Auction Entry Tool for iPad

This screen allows the manager (or any authorized volunteer) to enter in live auction bids.  In addition, the tool will allow the user to split items (e.g. split a winning item between multiple bidders), duplicate items (if more than one are sold), and process payments immediately after completing the bid.


The Real-Time Auctioneer Dashboard for iPad

This screen allows the user or auctioneer to view real-time statistics on a live event.  The screen is split into 3 sections: Donations, All Auction Activity, and Promoted Item update. 


Return to the Bidder Kiosk View

To exit this section, you can tap on the MANAGER icon at the top to return to the main user interface for the iPad.  We recommend you NEVER leave the iPad unattended while in the manager section.