3. Link handyscope with Hub account


Step by Step -
From Registration to Picture-Upload

1. Create a free FotoFinder Hub account


Create a free FotoFinder Hub account:

In order to create an account sign up here.

If you already have a FotoFinder Hub account continue with step 2 - Link handyscope with FotoFinder Hub account.

You have to fill out the registration form completely and accept the terms of service.

Complete your registration with click on the button "Register".

After the registration you are forwarded automatically to the login page.

Before signing in you have to confirm your account.

Please check your emails
(email adress used in registration)
and activate the link given in the email.

Email sender: FotoFinder Hub
Subject: Confirmation instructions

After the activation you are automatically forwarded and logged in to the FotoFinder Hub.

Next step is to authorize your handyscope device for your FotoFinder Hub account.

2. Install handyscope App on your iPhone

If you have already installed the handyscope App proceed with Link handyscope.

Before you link your handyscope to your FotoFinder Hub account you have to buy and install the handyscope App. It is available the Apple App Store.

Open the App Store and search for handyscope

After having installed the handyscope App you will find a handyscope icon on your iPhone screen. Activate the icon to open the handyscope App.

3. Link handyscope with Hub account

After showing an intro screen the App forwards you to the live image screen.

(This will make handling easier later on because every time you start the App you can capture images immediately.)

In order to link the handyscope to your Hub account you have to edit the settings. Therefore you have to switch to Local Images by tapping the button:

(In Local Images you will later on find the pictures you have taken. Running it for the first time there are no pictures.)

Proceed by tapping the button:

In the Settings screen you have to scroll down to the section
Server Connection Settings.


Insert the user name of your FotoFinder Hub account (which is the email address you have defined before).

Save (Button Save) this setting and start the Hub sync with the slider.

You will get a message on the first attempt, saying that your Email is incorrect to access the FotoFinder Hub.

This is normal and represents a security mechanism! Each sync request from a handyscope App must be authorized from the FotoFinder Hub account holder to establish a permanent upload link.

The authorization needs to be done only once – after that, an access token key secures the link between handyscope App and FotoFinder Hub.

4. Device authorization in FotoFinder Hub

To authorize a handyscope upload request, the FotoFinder Hub user must log in to FotoFinder Hub and move to the Settings page.

The Settings page shows all devices, which are currently linked to your FotoFinder Hub account or are currently waiting for authorization. You can see the name of the device and a checkbox

Check this box if you want to give upload access and sync access to the listed device.

5. Complete your FotoFinder Hub access in the handyscope App

Restart the Hub sync with the slider.

Restarting without getting an error message means that the Hub access is running correctly. You can proceed with:

6. Taking pictures in the handyscope App

Slide in your iPhone into the handyscope, switch on the light and place the tube of the handyscope on the mole.

The mole is displayed in the live picture on your iPhone screen.


will show / hide a ruler.

By tapping the live screen or the button

you can easily freeze the picture.

(If tapping the live screen does not work - you can activate this function in the settings.)

The frozen picture serves as a preview. You can zoom in by touching the screen with two fingers and spreading them, you can zoom out by shorten them again.

Proceed with:

handyscope App forwards you to live image without saving the current picture.

Current picture is saved in secured internal app memory - handyscope App forwards you to live image (in order to continue imaging).


Continue with the imaging process or switch to Local Images to get an overview of the pictures you have taken or selectively upload pictures to the Hub by tapping the button:


In Local Images all the taken/saved pictures are shown, sorted by image capturing date and time.

(In our example we have saved only one picture.)

Tap the section beside the thumbnail in order to add further information to the picture.


Until now there is no patient assigned to the picture (Patient: Unassigned), tap the section to proceed with the patient list.

As there is no patient by now, you have to add one before in Patients.

1. To edit the patient list tap:

2. To add a new patient tap:

The handyscope App forwards you to the patient input form.

In the patient input form there are five values that have to be given in order to add a patient correctly.

1. Fill in ID, Last name and First name of the patient. Tapping the input section will open the iPhone keyboard.

2. Choose the gender of the patient by tapping on the left or to the right (black selection is the chosen gender).

3. Activating the input for ''Date of birth'' will open a select menu, easily scroll up/down to fill in the correct date of birth. Confirm this input by tapping:

Confirm to save the new patient by tapping:

Back in the Patient list you can see the new patient added to the complete list.

Proceed to the Info section of the image by tapping:

Beside your assignment to a Patient there is a second assignment that has to be done in order to be able to upload the picture to the FotoFinder Hub: Localization

Tap the section to proceed with defining the area of the mole.

The Localization function of the handyscope App offers you three handling options:

1. Sliding to the left or to the right changes the view of the mannequin (front, left, right and back view)

2. Touching the screen with two fingers and spreading them zooms in in order to get a detailed view

3. A single tap on the mannequin defines the Localization

Confirm your choice by tapping:

Defining a Localization will automatically change the section from unassigned into a specific description.

Preparation for upload to the FotoFinder Hub is finished now. In order to start uploading proceed with

The following step is optional.


Tapping the section beside the thumbnail you can easily add some further information or a comment to the picture. This comment will later on be visible in the Fotofinder Hub, too.

Confirm your comment by tapping

and proceed with

7. Uploading pictures to the FotoFinder Hub

Uploading from the handyscope App always starts in Local Images. Tap on

to unlock the Upload function.

If there is only one picture or if you want to choose select pictures you have to tap
and it will be marked automatically as `selected`.

If you want to select all pictures out of Local Images tap on Select All 
and all will be marked automatically as `selected`.

In order to start the upload tap on
and the App will start with uploading the images. You can check the upload process in the progress bar.

After the succesful upload, the images will be marked with a Hub icon.




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