How HomeKeeper Uses FormAssembly for Online Application Forms

Deborah Kim • September 15th, 2014

Here’s a look at how HomeKeeper uses FormAssembly to create smart and efficient online application forms!

HomeKeeper is a Salesforce app managed by Cornerstone Partnership, a national nonprofit community of programs such as Habitat for Humanity that subsidize home ownership for low-income families. FormAssembly powers Cornerstone’s network through webinar registrations, membership forms, email newsletters, and more.

FormAssembly is an essential part of HomeKeeper, which is designed for affordable homeownership programs within the U.S. “HomeKeeper relies so much on FormAssembly,” said Tiffany Eng, Program Manager.

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Autocomplete Addresses with Postcode Anywhere

Deborah Kim • September 4th, 2014

If you’ve asked for mailing addresses on a web form, you’re probably familiar with the errors and typos that go along with address collection. Checking the data for accuracy and proper formatting can eat up a lot of time and resources. Not to mention that your respondents need to spare some of their own time to type in an address, and they might drop out if the form doesn’t make it easy.

That’s why Postcode Anywhere is a great add-on to your FormAssembly form. You can both validate and autocomplete addresses.

That means improved usability for your forms, which leads to increased engagement and conversion rates. Respondents can fill out an address in just a few seconds. Plus, you won’t have to check and scrub the data manually — Postcode Anywhere will do that for you.

To get started, sign up for a Postcode Anywhere account and add a new Capture+ lookup. In FormAssembly, copy and paste the provided JavaScript snippet into the Custom Code section of your form, then follow the steps from Postcode Anywhere to finish the setup. It’s super easy, and you’ll be done in a couple minutes — the code will start working right away!

Note: This integration works on all FormAssembly accounts, even the free Starter Plan.

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Connectors Tab Update: Flexible Integrations

Deborah Kim • September 2nd, 2014

Hey there, Professional Plan users!

We’ve updated the Connectors tab with more flexible integrations. You can use the timeline to run connectors multiple times and in multiple ways. Learn more about why it’s useful and how to get started.

Your feedback is very welcome. Email us at support@formassembly.com, tweet @FormAssembly, or leave a comment.

1871′s Efficient Operations with Flexible Web Forms

Deborah Kim • August 15th, 2014

If you manage a large organization that gets a constant flow of new members and guests, that means a lot of information you need to track. You want to make sure that your database is current and accurate, but without sacrificing huge blocks of time. 1871, a co-working hub for tech startups, keeps things updated and running smoothly with flexible web forms.

With a shared space of 50,000 square feet, 3 accelerator programs, and 250 startups that call 1871 their office, it was a challenge for the 1871 team to keep up to date with all moving parts. “We needed to monitor our startups, manage billing, and maintain relevant metrics for our programs,” said Jasmine Slivka, Executive Assistant. “There were all these different pieces of data in play.”

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New in the Form Builder: Menu Dependencies

Deborah Kim • August 13th, 2014

We’ve listened to your requests, and we’ve got some exciting updates to the Form Builder!

Note: If you’re on FormAssembly Enterprise, these updates will be rolling out next week!

 

Link drop-down menus for menu dependencies

You can link two drop-down menus so that the parent menu controls what’s shown in the child menu. Put another way, you can make one menu’s options dependent on another menu. This is useful if you’d like to change the choices within the same drop-down menu, rather than adding a new menu through conditional logic.

In the example below, Continent is the parent and Country is the child. If North America is selected in the parent menu, the child menu will show countries in North America:

You can set multiple dependencies. For instance, you’ll see that Country is the parent of City.

Check out the Knowledge Base for a step-by-step walkthrough.



We’ve also rolled out a few improvements:

  • Limit the number of repeatable fields & sections
    You can specify how many times a field or section can be repeated. Once you enable the repeatable option, you’ll see a space to enter the number.
  • Improved sorting for multiple choice options
    When you edit the list of choices in a multiple-choice field, you can automatically sort the choices in ascending or descending alphanumerical order (A to Z, or Z to A).
  • Delete all options in a multiple choice field
    There’s now a handy “Delete All” feature to delete everything in a multiple choice field, if you need it! Just click, confirm, and you’re ready to start fresh.


Questions or feedback?

Send the details to support@formassembly.com, comment here, or tweet @FormAssembly! You’re also welcome to suggest new features for our next update.

FormAssembly Events: Meet the Team

Deborah Kim • July 28th, 2014

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Check out the new FormAssembly Events!

We go to and sponsor many events throughout the year, including local tech events here in Bloomington, so we put together a place where you can see all upcoming and past events.

We love meeting customers and Partners, and we’d like to hang out with you, too. Take a look at our schedule and let us know if you’re going to an event, so we can say hi. And if you’ve got suggestions for other great events, we’re happy to hear ’em.

What’s next: the FormAssembly Team is at #PSEWEB today and tomorrow!
Then we’re headed to San Francisco for Dreamforce on October 13–16, and Portland for HighEdWeb on October 19–22. Hope to see you there!