ODK XLS2XForm Helps Users Design XForms Using Excel

We are pleased to announce a new ODK tool -- XLS2XForm. You can find
the tool and a tutorial at http://opendatakit.org/use/xls2xform.

With XLS2XForm, forms can be designed in Excel and converted to a
XForm that can be used with ODK tools. XLS2XForm supports the entire
range of prompts (even some unreleased ones), constraints and
branching, multiple languages and multimedia. And for those making
larger and more complex forms, we think you’ll love the spreadsheet
form factor.

This XLS2XForm release is possible because of Jeff Beorse. Jeff is one
of the finest undergrads we’ve worked with at UW, and his commitment
to the ODK project and this tool have been incredible. Thanks also go
to the Millennium Villages project (especially Matt Berg, Andrew
Marder, and Alex Dorey) for creating the first version of the tool,
and to Clint Tseng (of Socrata.com and ODK Build) for putting the
hosting infrastructure in place.

Please do try out XLS2XForm and let us know what you think. Again, you
can find the tool and a tutorial at
http://opendatakit.org/use/xls2xform. Email your questions to
opendatakit@googlegroups.com and happy form building!