Opening a form automatically when Collect starts

How does one open a form automatically when starting ODK collect? Advance
thanks.

Chien-Li Chung
Camelthorn LLC

Hi Chien-Li,
I'm not aware of a way to do this that is exposed at the user level.
However, if you know how to create Android apps, there is a way to make an
app that launches Collect with a specified form using the intent system. If
that's something you would like to pursue I suggest posting further
questions on the opendatakit-developers mailing list:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/opendatakit-developers
Regards,
-Nathan

··· On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:23:54 PM UTC-7, Chien-Li Chung wrote: > > How does one open a form automatically when starting ODK collect? Advance > thanks. > > Chien-Li Chung > Camelthorn LLC >

You can actually create a shortcut to automatically launch collect
with a form started so users don't have to select the form.

First, make sure that the form appears in ODK's list when you press
'start new form'.

For Android 2.x phones.
Then:
press the phone's home button to get to your desktop/home screen ->
press-and-hold on any blank space until a menu appears -> shortcut ->
ODK Form -> [whatever form you want]

For Android 4.x phones
Then:
Touch the App/Widgets panel button (circle with 6 boxes in it ... not
sure it's precise name)
press the widgets sub tab
Find the "ODK Form" Widget
Touch and Hold "ODK Form" Widget will appear on desktop
Afterwards a menu pops up allowing you to select whatever form you
want to have the shortcut launch.

Hope this helps,
Waylon

··· On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Nathan wrote: > Hi Chien-Li, > I'm not aware of a way to do this that is exposed at the user level. > However, if you know how to create Android apps, there is a way to make an > app that launches Collect with a specified form using the intent system. If > that's something you would like to pursue I suggest posting further > questions on the opendatakit-developers mailing list: > https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/opendatakit-developers > Regards, > -Nathan > > On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:23:54 PM UTC-7, Chien-Li Chung wrote: >> >> How does one open a form automatically when starting ODK collect? Advance >> thanks. >> >> Chien-Li Chung >> Camelthorn LLC > > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en