OFFLINE DATA COLLECTION WITH FORMOTUS ENTERPRISE-GRADE MOBILE FORMS

Robust offline data collection that works as well as online data collection.

OFFLINE FIRST

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 forms work offline with no LTE of WiFi connection

  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.

​WHAT YOU CAN DO OFFLINE

Listed below are some of the offline capabilities provided when opening your Formotus mobile forms in the Formotus Pro app.

Open multiple new instances of Formotus form
INITIATE

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.

Save Formotus form draft on device
SAVE

Store the drafts of all your Formotus mobile forms locally on the device until you are ready to submit them online.

Resume filling in Formotus form
RESUME

Open a saved draft of a partially filled Formotus mobile form and complete it. Switch among several saved drafts of forms.

Complex calculations performed offline in Formotus form
CALCULATE

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.

Easily navigate multiple screens in Formotus form
NAVIGATE

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 fields in Formotus form
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 data in Formotus form
QUERY

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.

Run rules in Formotus forms
RUN RULES

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.

Offline data validation and error checking
VALIDATE

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 Formotus forms online or offline
SUBMIT

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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