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Topic # 185321 18-Nov-2015 11:53
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Hi, I am looking at creating some forms for my company and getting them out onto our devices (mixture of android and ios)
Have been trying http://www.devicemagic.com/ for the last few months and it seems ok. Price is a bit steep though. ($10 per device per month)

 

I am wondering if anyone has an recommendations on tools or companies that can assist with creating multiple forms. Ideally someone in New Zealand.

Things like
- daybooks, timesheets, leave requests, audits, sick leave forms, inspection sheets, questionnaires etc.

I see that Spark and Vodafone have this sorts of products and there a heaps of others on the web but any recommendation would be great.

Its this way or get a company in to create specific apps for each form we need.
Will be quite large when all done (500+ devices and about 50 different types of forms in the end)

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  Reply # 1453432 19-Dec-2015 11:38
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If you make cross platform apps or web services it shouldn't matter how many devices you have (within reason )
What sort of functionality do you want ?
Will the users always be in a coverage area?
Are you just recording data or requiring other back end functionality

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  Reply # 1453449 19-Dec-2015 12:23
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  Reply # 1453453 19-Dec-2015 12:31
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I'm doing something similar at work. I see in the one you mentioned looks like a mobile app with offline delayed sync capability... interesting. Good if you need offline capability - but is that a requirement? Because it seriously limits your options.

Depends on how "cloud averse" your work is too, is management happy to trust a 3rd party with company data? Or do you want an internal option, are you happy to self-manage? Or do you want some kind of combination?

I can just imagine Vodafone and/or Spark outsourcing this to multiple vendors and charging $$$ when you could get the same done for $ with a bit more research. I like to buy direct rather than a middleman, for more accountability. I was looking at Orbeon forms (community) as an open-source internal web based application that can create forms - looks promising. Also looked at a few cloud options and Typeform stuck out to me.

At the moment I'm testing the idea with a quick "new employee" single page web form at work which I cobbled together using PHP which just submits to itself and integrates with our Project Management platform to create a new task with all the details for the right people (IT, finance etc).




 


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