Installing ODK Collect via SD Card possible?

Dear Sirs et Madames,
So far I have been working using a Samsung Galaxy Tab emulator. I have
now acquired a physical Samsung Galaxy Tab, but am not in a position
to download ODK Collect nor download the forms from my server (no
internet on Tab). However I DO have the apk on my laptop, is it
possible to install ODK collect on an Android device straight from an
SD card (I can transfer apk from laptop to SD Card)? If so are there
any instructions I need to follow? Same applies for the actual forms,
how can I get the form onto the device via an SD card?

Thanks in advance,
Tumaini

Hi Tumaini,

So far I have been working using a Samsung Galaxy Tab emulator. I have
now acquired a physical Samsung Galaxy Tab, but am not in a position
to download ODK Collect nor download the forms from my server (no
internet on Tab). However I DO have the apk on my laptop, is it
possible to install ODK collect on an Android device straight from an
SD card (I can transfer apk from laptop to SD Card)?

Yes it is, same as most other apps. Just place it on the SD card, open
/sdcard/external_sd/collect.apk (I guess) using the My Files application,
and it will install.

If so are there any instructions I need to follow? Same applies for the
actual forms, how can I get the form onto the device via an SD card?

Not directly on the Tab, but you can use My Files to move the forms from
/sdcard/external_sd/form.xml to /sdcard/odk/forms/form.xml and then ODK
will recognise it.

You can also use adb to install applications and push forms via the USB
cable, much more convenient than swapping fiddly and delicate SD cards.

Cheers, Chris.

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using adb is what i'd recommend. it comes as part of the android
developer tools.

http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/adb.html

··· On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 10:08, Chris Wilson wrote: > Hi Tumaini, > > On Sat, 26 Nov 2011, Tumaini Kilimba wrote: > >> So far I have been working using a Samsung Galaxy Tab emulator. I have >> now acquired a physical Samsung Galaxy Tab, but am not in a position >> to download ODK Collect nor download the forms from my server (no >> internet on Tab). However I DO have the apk on my laptop, is it >> possible to install ODK collect on an Android device straight from an >> SD card (I can transfer apk from laptop to SD Card)? > > Yes it is, same as most other apps. Just place it on the SD card, open > /sdcard/external_sd/collect.apk (I guess) using the My Files application, > and it will install. > >> If so are there any instructions I need to follow? Same applies for the >> actual forms, how can I get the form onto the device via an SD card? > > Not directly on the Tab, but you can use My Files to move the forms from > /sdcard/external_sd/form.xml to /sdcard/odk/forms/form.xml and then ODK will > recognise it. > > You can also use adb to install applications and push forms via the USB > cable, much more convenient than swapping fiddly and delicate SD cards. > > Cheers, Chris. > -- > Aptivate | http://www.aptivate.org | Phone: +44 1223 760887 > The Humanitarian Centre, Fenner's, Gresham Road, Cambridge CB1 2ES > > Aptivate is a not-for-profit company registered in England and Wales > with company number 04980791. > > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >