Collecting data via iPhone - regularly, quickly, securely, non-web-based
April 21, 2014 9:42 PM Subscribe
We're going to have some folks filling out the same simple form on a regular basis. Is there an app-based solution where they can enter the data and upload it securely to a central repository at the end of the day?
A web solution may have been easier, but we're worried connectivity might be an issue during parts of the day. We want users to tap an app and be able to fill out a bunch of forms, then upload them all (securely) at the end of the day. A simple, elegant, fast interface would be a real plus.
posted by borborygmi to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I looked into Filemaker, Tap Forms, WebMerge - thanks to prior ask.me responses - but each has drawbacks
- Filemaker Go doesn't seem to allow offline access, needs third-party syncing scripts?
- Tap Forms would be great but doesn't seem to share securely
- WebMerge allows users to fill out forms offline, and upload securely, but we can't analyze the collected data if it's in PDF format
Maybe I'm overthinking this? Should we be using something like Apple's Numbers? Guidance welcome.