FormAssembly’s New Mobile App: What You Need to Know
In case you missed it, the FormAssembly mobile app is now available for download from the iTunes App Store! FormAssembly customers can use the app to access their forms and collect data remotely on iPhones and iPads. The app, which provides users with increased mobility, meets critical needs of our customer base, according to FormAssembly CEO Cedric Savarese.
“We wanted to offer customers access to the tools they use to streamline their business processes, especially offline,” said FormAssembly CEO Cedric Savarese. “We knew that a number of our customers needed mobility, which is exactly what the mobile app provides.”
Collect Data Anywhere, Anytime
In today’s day and age, most work is done online; however, there are still many situations where professionals might not have access to a reliable internet connection to complete data collection tasks. That’s where our offline capabilities come in handy.
Users can view their forms, collect data, and edit unsynced response data (if needed), then sync it with their account when an internet connection is available. This is especially useful for people who work from a variety of different locations outside of the office and need access to their FormAssembly forms to complete business-critical tasks.
How Customers Could Use the Mobile App
Before beta-testing the app, customers gave us feedback on ways that they could implement FormAssembly to accomplish key organizational tasks. Their examples show just how versatile the mobile app can be.
We work with a lot of nonprofits who have a field staff offline. There would be huge benefit to collecting data out in the field and pushing it to Salesforce later.
Katie McFadden, Director of Professional Services, Swift River Consulting
I work with an organization in Darjeeling, India. They have health workers who go into remote villages and into areas even close in to Darjeeling and weigh babies and record health issues. This would dramatically change the procedures of these health workers, make data entry into Salesforce so much easier, and, eventually, make it possible for them to reach the truly remote parts of the very mountainous countryside.
Trish Perkins, Salesforce MVP, Certified Salesforce Administrator, WorldsTouch
I am an attorney who often meets with clients at their homes where internet access is not available. Having the ability to collect their information at offsite locations would be very helpful.
Nathan Bocks, Attorney, Central Park Law PLLC
I have two employees who work out in the field—literally a field—and need to enter data about the work they are doing in a custom built object in Salesforce. I would love to demo this to my staff and directors.
Dianna Stockdale, Office Manager/Bookkeeper/Database Manager, EarthCorps
These are just a few examples of the mobile app at use. After reading these, we bet you’re already dreaming up uses of your own! Let us know how you’d use the app in the comments below and keep reading for a quick guide to setting it up on your iOS device.
How to Get Started With the App
- Visit the App Store on an iOS device (iPhone or iPad).
- Search for “FormAssembly” and download the mobile app.
- Log into the app using your FormAssembly credentials.
If you are an Enterprise user, you will need to change your server URL, which you can do under Settings. Once you’ve finished setting up the app, you can start gathering data online and offline and have it sync to your account when you have internet access again.
For more information on the app and a video tutorial, you can check out our documentation in the Resource Center.
With the FormAssembly app, you don’t have to rely on an internet connection to get important work done. Download the new mobile application today and discover what offline capabilities could do for your organization.