Basecamp for Android
We built Basecamp to be fully featured and perfectly at home on Android. Note: The Basecamp - Project Management app requires Android 9.0 and above
Jump ahead to learn more:
- The Home Screen
- Hey! and Pings
- Latest Activity
- My Stuff
- Notification Problems
- More than one account
- Tips and Tricks
- Copy a specific URL or link
- Android Wear
- Samsung Keyboard
The Home Screen
The Basecamp Home screen shows your Projects. Tap on a project card to see all tools available: Messages, To-dos, Campfires, and more. If you have a lot of Basecamp projects, tap the "Jump to a project..." bar and type the first few letters of the thing you’re looking for.
You can also see a visual timeline of your projects that have start and end dates. Just tap Lineup to see what was just worked on, what's in play now, and what's coming up next in your project.
Hey! and Pings
Next to Home is Hey!. You’ll see a badge on Hey! any time you have new Messages, To-dos, Campfire, or Ping notifications. You'll see all of your Ping conversations here too! Tap on a new Ping message notification or an existing Ping conversation to continue the conversation or tap on "New Ping" to start a new private chat with others in Basecamp.
Tap Activity next to Hey! to view the latest activity across all your projects in Basecamp. Here you’ll see all the messages, to-dos, comments, and files added even when you’re not participating in the conversations. It’s a passive way to see what's happening in Basecamp. You can also look into specific activity like "Overdue to-dos" or "Upcoming dates" by tapping the 'Activity' drop-down menu located at the top of the screen.
Tap Find next to Activity to search for anything in Basecamp. Just start typing in the the top search bar to find anything matching a particular term, phrase, or filename. By default, this will search for matches across all your Projects, Pings, and Files. Tap the Filter icon to quickly narrow your results down by selecting a filter. Just click the dropdown and select what you're looking for. This will also show you areas of Basecamp you recently visited. Tap the title to get back to that screen.
My Stuff is where you can see your To-dos, Bookmarks, Schedule, Drafts, Recent Activity, and Boosts. Tap "Personal Settings" to update your profile, manage the devices you use with Basecamp, update your Notification and Device Settings, log out of Basecamp, and more.
Basecamp notifies you anytime someone comments on a thread you’re part of, “@mentions” you, or Pings you. When the Basecamp - Project Management app is installed on your Android device, you’ll get notifications there instead of emails. You’ll be prompted to allow notifications when you first open Basecamp. You can enable or disable notifications later in Settings.
When you get a Ping notification you can “Reply” without needing to open the Basecamp app.
Basecamp also allows you to set up a schedule to only be notified during working hours or turn off notifications completely. Manage these settings from your Android device while on the go by tapping My Stuff, "Personal Settings," then tapping “Basecamp settings.” Work can wait!
Accidentally clicked on a notification? You can mark it as unread by scrolling down to your "Previous notifications," locating the notification, swiping left, and tapping "Mark as Unread." You can also do this for Ping notifications!
Tap "Personal Settings" located on the My Stuff screen, then tap to toggle push notifications on and off, in order to reset the notification setting for your Android.
More than one account
If you have more than one Basecamp account, you can tap on the account name in the title bar located at the top to switch accounts.
Adminland is the place to make administrative changes to your account like adding someone new, removing someone from the account, or changing which package your on. Everyone can see Adminland, but only Admins & Owners can actually make changes. Tap the overflow menu on the Home screen and select Adminland.
Tips and Tricks
You can “@mention” people in comments, messages, and Campfire chats. To do this just start by typing the “@” symbol and a few letters of the person’s first name. This will notify them in Basecamp. You can also tap a person’s profile picture anywhere in the Basecamp Android app to see that person’s profile.
To add the Basecamp widget to your Home Screen:
- On a Home screen, touch and hold an empty space.
- Tap "Widgets."
- Touch and hold a Basecamp widget. You'll see images of your Home screens.
- Slide the widget to your desired location and lift your finger.
To resize a widget:
- Touch and hold the widget on your Home screen.
- Lift your finger. If the widget can be resized, an outline with dots on the sides will appear.
- Drag the dots to resize the widget.
- When you're done, tap outside the widget to finish resizing.
Copy a specific URL or link
Need to share a URL or link? Just tap the more options menu "•••" located on the top right, select "Share," and tap "Copy."
Basecamp notifications are fully compatible with Android Wear devices. Currently, only notifications are supported on Android Wear; there is no Basecamp for Android Wear app at this time.
There is a known issue with the Grammarly integration on Samsung's default keyboard. If you are experiencing problems with @mentions in the Android app, we suggest switching to Gboard - the Google Keyboard or disabling the Grammarly integration on your Samsung keyboard:
Use Gboard - the Google Keyboard
- Open Settings on your Android phone.
- Go to System > Languages & input.
- Tap On-screen keyboard.
- Toggle on Gboard and toggle off the default.
Tap OK when prompted.
These keyboard settings can be in a different place on your Samsung phone, so please make sure to check Settings > General management > Keyboard list and default as well.