The following intro is a paid product review for Jotform Mobile Forms.
You may have heard of JotForm, the popular online form builder that allows you to build customizable forms and easily collect data when submissions are made. JotForm has released a mobile app, available for both iOS and Android. The new mobile app makes it super simple to create and edit forms on the go, with the added ability to collect data offline then sync up the next time you have an internet connection.
Two of the primary features that caught my eye will be huge benefits to those doing customer and client interactions on the go: Offline Data Collection and Kiosk Mode.
The ability to work offline ensures you can view forms and analyze response data wherever you are. Forms can also be submitted and data received while on your mobile device offline (more on that in a moment). When you're back online, any new offline data collected on your device will automatically sync with what's on the JotForm server.
Options for customizing a form on JotForm Mobile Forms
The feature that works nicely along with offline mode is the ability to allow forms to be filled out in Kiosk mode. As the screenshot above shows, you can select Kiosk Mode for any form. Kiosk Mode is great for events and conferences where the Wi-Fi might be pretty spotty. You can have potential customers, clients, and others fill out forms on your device offline using an attractive interface.
Jotform Mobile Forms in Kiosk Mode
Finally, the last feature I'll mention here is the collection of Widgets available that allows you to add advanced form fields to your forms. This isn't a mobile-specific feature, but the ease with which you can build a form with these advanced fields even on a mobile device is great.
Advanced Form Fields in JotForm Mobile Forms
The advanced form fields include:
- Photo upload
- Geolocation (i.e. the user can add their location)
- Voice Recorder (i.e. the user can add a voice message)
- Barcode Scanner
Again, all these advanced fields are available when building a form on the regular web app, but they're also easy to add to your forms in the mobile app, making this a nice interoperable experience.
In conclusion, if you're looking for a solid form building service that offers offline capabilities and a nice mobile user experience, check out JotForm Mobile Forms.
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