Mobile App Features

Use table grids with ease, even on tiny smartphones

 

Cut field data collection time by using table grids, something no other software tool can do very well or at all

Display up to 5 columns and unlimited rows

Tap a row to access that row

Columns can contain any type of control, including listboxes, checkboxes, even signature fields

On load, default a specific value for a specific column or even just a single cell

Allow a user to add additional rows or not

Automatically wraps long text to another line

Even works on smartphones in portrait mode

Tap on a checkbox to create a subform

We call this “Workflow-driven Subforms”

 

Initiate a related subform by simply tapping on a checkbox

Automatically pre-populates the subform with header information from the parent form

Subform can be automatically routed with it’s parent form

Avoid tedious “N/A” data entry fields by collapsing an entire form section

Tap on a section header’s “NA” checkbox to collapse the entire section

All required fields in the collapsed section are no longer required when the section header is collapsed

This feature eliminates a user from having to select a value from required fields that are not applicable in a particular situation, saving valuable field time and frustration

Collapsible form sections is an optional feature that can be assigned to any section of a form

Link related fields and save a bunch of taps and data entry time

 

Mark a parent field with a value, and all fields linked to that field will also initially take the same value as its parent field

Linked fields can be changed by the user to some other value after initial value is taken from the parent field

This feature eliminates a user from having to mark a bunch of similar fields with the same value. Very useful when a user has to mark a bunch of fields as “N/A”.

Draw on top of images to point out things

 

Draw on top of a picture using your finger

Simple draw layer controls

  • Thin or thick line

  • Red, yellow, or black color

  • Erase using your finger, or erase all

The original image is stored untouched, while a copy of the image is merged with the draw layer (so that you can retrieve the original image if needed)

Draw layer is optional and can be turned off or on

Programmatically control how many images are allowed per form, as well as the resolution of the images pushed to the server

Use geofencing to force users to be physically at the jobsite before they can enter data against that job

We call this “Geofenced Jobs”

 

Assign a location (lat/long) to a job/project and mark it as “geofenced” to avoid users from adding form data against it unless they are within a certain distance of that location.

Eliminates a user from entering data at home or the office and saying that he/she was on site.

View more than one column on tablets, even in data entry mode

 

On tablets, view collected data in columnar format when the tablet is oriented into landscape mode.

In portrait mode, and on smartphones with small devices, view collected data in a single column.

 

Assign forms to specific users, for specific dates and jobs

 

Assign a particular form (eg, an inspection form) to a specific user or group of users to be completed for a particular job by a certain date.

  • On the date specified, a push notification is sent to the user’s device, reminding him/her to complete that form

  • When the user opens the form, it automatically pre-populates with the job’s header details

  • If that job is geofenced, then the form will not accept any data until the user is within a certain distance of that geofenced job

Designed with commissioning and completions in mind

(Built-in form % complete feature)

 

Designed from the ground up with building commissioning (Cx) in mind, XForms automatically assigns each form a percent complete value, depending on the status of the form:

  • a form that is submitted is treated as 100% complete

  • a form that has been partially completed and saved as draft is treated as 50% complete

  • a form that hasn’t been started is treated as 0% complete

A device will then take a % complete value based on the number of forms assigned to it, along with the status of each.  The illustration below describe how these calculations are made.

 

 

% complete calculations are then rolled up from an individual device up through whatever hierarchical levels have been created (e.g., by system code, device type, area, etc) all the way up to the project level.

This feature, which takes zero extra effort to set up, will allow a Startup/Cx manager to quickly view completion calculations at top level groupings, with the ability to drill down into lower layers and view % complete down to an individual device.

Runs natively on all modern devices, not just 1 or 2 platforms, or just on tablets

 

Take advantage of XForm’s single codebase and run it natively on iOS, Android, Windows (Windows Universal), and any modern web browser including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.  It even runs on mobile browsers (Safari Mobile and Chrome Mobile). Run XForms on tablets, desktops, laptops, and smartphones, with no feature losses on smaller devices.  Run it on basic low-end (practically disposable) Kindle Fire tablets as well as on high-end intrinsically-safe military grade tablets, and everything in between.

XForms can even run (as a Windows Universal app) on a Raspberry Pi or Arduino controller.  And because it targets the native UI elements of each operating system, the app will behave the same across all platforms while adhering closely to the device’s OS UI design elements (i.e., the app will look like an iOS app on an iPhone and like an Android app on a Samsung phone).  It also takes advantage of a tablet’s larger screen real estate automatically, loading fields into two columns when in landscape mode.

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