Calling an ODK Survey form from Chrome +

Hi Guys,

How easy would it be to directly call the forms menu / or an individual
form from chrome - and can the form be completed / finalised by this
approach.?

Sorry - I also have a second question

Is there anyway to call the sending of finalised forms other that through
multiple menu selections ( I know Tables will do away with all that - but
I guess the production version is some way off )

Many thanks

John

Are you asking about the ODK 2.0 tools, or ODK Collect?

We haven't played around with Chrome on the android device, so I don't know
what capabilities it has for invoking arbitrary applications via an Intent
call.

If it can launch an arbitrary app, it could launch ODK Collect or ODK
Survey on a particular form or instance. However, I think it needs to use
a URL for the launching, and Android needs to know that this URL is
processed by the ODK tools. That may work for the tools, for launching a
new instance or existing instance of a particular form, but we have not
specifically tested it.

For ODK Collect, if it did work, the URL would look like:

content://org.odk.collect.android.provider.odk.forms/forms/NNNN -- will
launch into a new instance of that form.
content://org.odk.collect.android.provider.odk.instances/instances/NNNN
-- will launch into editing a particular instance of a form.

NNNN is a numeric value that will be different on different devices, as it
depends upon the number of create/delete actions performed on the device.

You could open the SQLite database at /sdcard/odk/metadata/forms.db or
/sdcard/odk/metadata/instances.db to find out what the NNNN should be (the
_ID column).

For ODK Survey, if it did work, the URL would look like:

content://org.opendatakit.common.android.provider.forms/appName -- to
launch ODK Survey (where, e.g., appName == survey )

content://org.opendatakit.common.android.provider.forms/appName/formId --
to launch ODK Survey on a particular formId

At this time, other intent arguments are used to launch into a specific
instance and onto a specific page within the form.

c

ยทยทยท On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 5:07 AM, John Gillen wrote:

Hi Guys,

How easy would it be to directly call the forms menu / or an individual
form from chrome - and can the form be completed / finalised by this
approach.?

Sorry - I also have a second question

Is there anyway to call the sending of finalised forms other that through
multiple menu selections ( I know Tables will do away with all that - but
I guess the production version is some way off )

Many thanks

John

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