OFFLINE DATA COLLECTION WITH FORMOTUS ENTERPRISE-GRADE MOBILE FORMS
Robust offline data collection that works as well as online data collection.
Continuous productivity in the absence of a reliable data connection is critical to many of our customers, especially those with a workforce that’s often out in rural areas, inside industrial facilities, down in tunnels, up in airplanes, or out at sea.
Formotus built its service from the ground up to enable our customers to create mobile apps that work as well offline as they do online. Formotus customers use their forms while building underground railways, measuring oil-well performance in the sub-Artic, and in many other environments where neither Wi-Fi nor LTE is available. Offline performance is a requirement even in populated areas, where wireless coverage is spotty or unavailable in many structures such as elevators. Many mobile forms solutions claim to have “offline” capabilities. Formotus forms provide business logic, data validation and error checking and many other capabilities—all while working disconnected from the network.
Open a new instance of a Formotus mobile form while offline to begin capturing data. You can open multiple new instances of any of the forms on your device.
Store the drafts of all your Formotus mobile forms locally on the device until you are ready to submit them online.
Open a saved draft of a partially filled Formotus mobile form and complete it. Switch among several saved drafts of forms.
Use Formotus mobile forms with simple or complex calculations built right in. Since there are no server-side actions required, all the business logic works offline.
Use multi-screen Formotus mobile forms allowing the mobile user to move from one screen to another, the same way you navigate a website.
SHOW OR HIDE
Show or hide questions new questions based on the answers to previous questions. Show or skip whole sections or screens based on field values and rules.
Query offline is achieved by building a data source right into your Formotus mobile form that provides an offline data source. This feature is one of the most popular of our offline features. It is easy to set up and easy to update. We will show you how.
Turn sections to a color based on the data entered into a field. Set a field’s value to be the result of a calculation from a measurement of distance, time, temperature, etc. Hide, show, set, calculate or format functions based on multiple logic conditions. Create business logic as complex as you need without coding.
Verify that required fields have been filled with data in the required format. For example, your Formotus mobile form will show the mobile user an error message if they enter letters where they should enter numbers.
Submit your Formotus mobile form while offline. When offline, submitted forms are saved in the outbox and will sync when your device reconnects to the network.
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