Looping whole form or skipping 'Fill Blank Form' select

Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the
idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to
starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be
skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to
log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff
from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional
foolproof step.

This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it
detects you only have one form available to choose from.

Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a
solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in
future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a
customized install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did
it take to do so?

Richard,

You can try making a form shortcut on the desktop. Press and hold on
the screen background to get the "Add to Home Screen" pop-up, choose
"Shortcuts", select ODK Form, and choose the form.

When a user taps that short, it'll launch the form, and when the
submission is saved, it'll go back to the desktop. If you have
auto-send on, then that form will eventually be submitted.

Outside of that, you'll need to write code in ODK Collect to do this.
I don't know of any forks that have this functionality.

Yaw

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On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Richard Fletcher skutbag@hotmail.com wrote:

Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the
idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to
starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be
skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to
log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff
from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional
foolproof step.

This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it detects
you only have one form available to choose from.

Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a
solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in
future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a customized
install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did it take to
do so?

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Does this depend on the type of launcher app you use? It doesn't seem to
work with a stock android device (on Lollipop). Are you using Cyanogenmod
or anything?

I found this similar discussion around launching "activities" but haven't
had any luck with the QuickShortcutMaker app they recommend.

Thanks for your advice!
Rich

ยทยทยท On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:10:42 PM UTC+1, Richard Fletcher wrote: > > Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the > idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to > starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be > skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to > log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff > from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional > foolproof step. > > This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it > detects you only have one form available to choose from. > > Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a > solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in > future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a > customized install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did > it take to do so? >

Brilliant - it's there in Widgets and does exactly as you say. (in android
5.0 on my phone and a tablet I checked which is 4.4.2)

Thanks so much! It is quite an easy feature to miss.

Hi Richard,

Did you ever find a solution for this challenge? I'm facing the very same
problem.

Thanks,
James.

ยทยทยท On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:10:42 AM UTC-7, Richard Fletcher wrote: > > Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the > idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to > starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be > skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to > log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff > from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional > foolproof step. > > This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it > detects you only have one form available to choose from. > > Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a > solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in > future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a > customized install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did > it take to do so? >

Richard,

There are quite a few little gems in ODK Collect. I'm putting together
a document that lists the ones I know about. Stay tuned!

Yaw

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On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM, Richard Fletcher skutbag@hotmail.com wrote:

Brilliant - it's there in Widgets and does exactly as you say. (in android
5.0 on my phone and a tablet I checked which is 4.4.2)

Thanks so much! It is quite an easy feature to miss.

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My vague memory is that some versions of android didn't do the shortcut in
the same manner. I remember having difficulties with one version (I think
an older one) of Android and then no problems with another.
Curtis

ยทยทยท On 4 September 2015 at 12:26, Richard Fletcher wrote:

Does this depend on the type of launcher app you use? It doesn't seem to
work with a stock android device (on Lollipop). Are you using Cyanogenmod
or anything?

I found this similar discussion around launching "activities" but haven't
had any luck with the QuickShortcutMaker app they recommend.

http://hackerspace.kinja.com/you-can-add-shortcuts-to-basically-anywhere-1066122635

Thanks for your advice!
Rich

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:10:42 PM UTC+1, Richard Fletcher wrote:

Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the
idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to
starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be
skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to
log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff
from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional
foolproof step.

This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it
detects you only have one form available to choose from.

Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a
solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in
future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a
customized install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did
it take to do so?

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Hi James,

Did you try the form shortcut method that I described in the thread?

Yaw

ยทยทยท On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM, James Osundwa wrote: > Hi Richard, > > Did you ever find a solution for this challenge? I'm facing the very same > problem. > > Thanks, > James. > > > On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:10:42 AM UTC-7, Richard Fletcher wrote: >> >> Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the >> idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to >> starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be >> skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to >> log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff >> from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional >> foolproof step. >> >> This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it >> detects you only have one form available to choose from. >> >> Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a >> solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in >> future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a customized >> install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did it take to >> do so? > > -- > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "ODK Community" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

On later versions of Android, it's under Widgets. For example in
Android 5, I find a clear spot on the home screen, long press,
selected Widgets from the bottom menu, then scroll until I find the
ODK Form shortcut.

Yaw

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On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Curtis Broderick c.broderick@epiconcept.fr wrote:

My vague memory is that some versions of android didn't do the shortcut in
the same manner. I remember having difficulties with one version (I think an
older one) of Android and then no problems with another.
Curtis

On 4 September 2015 at 12:26, Richard Fletcher skutbag@hotmail.com wrote:

Does this depend on the type of launcher app you use? It doesn't seem to
work with a stock android device (on Lollipop). Are you using Cyanogenmod or
anything?

I found this similar discussion around launching "activities" but haven't
had any luck with the QuickShortcutMaker app they recommend.

http://hackerspace.kinja.com/you-can-add-shortcuts-to-basically-anywhere-1066122635

Thanks for your advice!
Rich

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:10:42 PM UTC+1, Richard Fletcher wrote:

Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - the
idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back to
starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would be
skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen used to
log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of stuff
from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional
foolproof step.

This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it
detects you only have one form available to choose from.

Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a
solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look in
future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a customized
install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did it take to
do so?

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Hi Yaw, that actually works really well! That is how I'd like my form to
load, immediately, streamlining the collection workflow. The only problem
is how it exits unceremoniously; how can I keep it in the app upon
completion?

James.

ยทยทยท On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:58:32 AM UTC-7, Yaw Anokwa wrote: > > Hi James, > > Did you try the form shortcut method that I described in the thread? > > Yaw > > On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM, James Osundwa <josu...@gmail.com > wrote: > > Hi Richard, > > > > Did you ever find a solution for this challenge? I'm facing the very > same > > problem. > > > > Thanks, > > James. > > > > > > On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:10:42 AM UTC-7, Richard Fletcher wrote: > >> > >> Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - > the > >> idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back > to > >> starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would > be > >> skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen > used to > >> log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of > stuff > >> from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional > >> foolproof step. > >> > >> This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it > >> detects you only have one form available to choose from. > >> > >> Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a > >> solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look > in > >> future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a > customized > >> install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did it > take to > >> do so? > > > > -- > > -- > > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > > > --- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups > > "ODK Community" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send > an > > email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >

James,

I think you'll have to change code in Collect to do that. Why do you
need to stay in the app? What do you expect the user to do next?

Yaw

ยทยทยท On Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 8:19 PM, James Osundwa wrote: > Hi Yaw, that actually works really well! That is how I'd like my form to > load, immediately, streamlining the collection workflow. The only problem is > how it exits unceremoniously; how can I keep it in the app upon completion? > > James. > > On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:58:32 AM UTC-7, Yaw Anokwa wrote: >> >> Hi James, >> >> Did you try the form shortcut method that I described in the thread? >> >> Yaw >> >> On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM, James Osundwa wrote: >> > Hi Richard, >> > >> > Did you ever find a solution for this challenge? I'm facing the very >> > same >> > problem. >> > >> > Thanks, >> > James. >> > >> > >> > On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:10:42 AM UTC-7, Richard Fletcher wrote: >> >> >> >> Is it possible to set up ODK collect in a super limited kiosk mode - >> >> the >> >> idea being it would just loop from the last 'finish response' page back >> >> to >> >> starting again? The 'fill blank form' and 'select a form' pages would >> >> be >> >> skipped. Presumably there would be some password or 'hidden' screen >> >> used to >> >> log back into the 'full' version. I am aware you can hide a lot of >> >> stuff >> >> from General and Admin settings but this would just be an additional >> >> foolproof step. >> >> >> >> This could partly be done by skipping the 'select a form' page if it >> >> detects you only have one form available to choose from. >> >> >> >> Apologies if this has been asked before or even if there is already a >> >> solution to it. Maybe if it does not exist it is an idea worth a look >> >> in >> >> future revisions, or if someone has done this with their own in a >> >> customized >> >> install of ODK collect - could they share what kind of steps did it >> >> take to >> >> do so? >> > >> > -- >> > -- >> > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> > >> > --- >> > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >> > Groups >> > "ODK Community" group. >> > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >> > an >> > email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com. >> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > > -- > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "ODK Community" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.