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Hello all,

We've set up a couple surveys and they are working well. Someone has now asked for a change in the way the data is collected. Right now they can add to a group of responses whenever they see something change during their observation period. Instead, they'd like to automatically move the screen to start of the new group questions every few minutes. At the very least, they'd like some kind of reminder that tells the observer it is time to add a new line of data.

I haven't found a built in way to do that. Did I miss one someplace? How difficult is it to write a widget? I'm a programmer, but not an Android developer. Finally, I know there are people who will do these kinds of things as paid work. What is the rate for working on customized ODK solutions like this?

Thanks,
Scot

Hi Scot,

There is no built-in way to do what you describe. It's not
particularly hard to write a widget if you know some Java, but
depending on how your form is structured, you might have to muck
around with the FormEntryActivity and that could require a lot of
effort.

As far as rates, I'd guess they vary widely because the firms at
http://opendatakit.org/help/help-for-hire come in all shapes and
sizes. Your best bet is to reach out to the ones that sound promising
to you.

Yaw

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On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:20 PM, getahickeyfromhickey@gmail.com wrote:

Hello all,

We've set up a couple surveys and they are working well. Someone has now asked for a change in the way the data is collected. Right now they can add to a group of responses whenever they see something change during their observation period. Instead, they'd like to automatically move the screen to start of the new group questions every few minutes. At the very least, they'd like some kind of reminder that tells the observer it is time to add a new line of data.

I haven't found a built in way to do that. Did I miss one someplace? How difficult is it to write a widget? I'm a programmer, but not an Android developer. Finally, I know there are people who will do these kinds of things as paid work. What is the rate for working on customized ODK solutions like this?

Thanks,
Scot

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Thank you Yaw. Someone on our project will be checking into the help for hire options. I'll see what information I can find on writing widgets. I do some java, but also have some more advanced developers here who can help if we decide to give that a try.

Thanks again,
Scot

··· On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:39:24 PM UTC-7, Yaw Anokwa wrote: > Hi Scot, > > > > There is no built-in way to do what you describe. It's not > > particularly hard to write a widget if you know some Java, but > > depending on how your form is structured, you might have to muck > > around with the FormEntryActivity and that could require a lot of > > effort. > > > > As far as rates, I'd guess they vary widely because the firms at > > http://opendatakit.org/help/help-for-hire come in all shapes and > > sizes. Your best bet is to reach out to the ones that sound promising > > to you. > > > > Yaw > > -- > > Need ODK services? http://nafundi.com provides form design, server > > setup, professional support, and software development for ODK. > > > > On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:20 PM, wrote: > > > Hello all, > > > > > > We've set up a couple surveys and they are working well. Someone has now asked for a change in the way the data is collected. Right now they can add to a group of responses whenever they see something change during their observation period. Instead, they'd like to automatically move the screen to start of the new group questions every few minutes. At the very least, they'd like some kind of reminder that tells the observer it is time to add a new line of data. > > > > > > I haven't found a built in way to do that. Did I miss one someplace? How difficult is it to write a widget? I'm a programmer, but not an Android developer. Finally, I know there are people who will do these kinds of things as paid work. What is the rate for working on customized ODK solutions like this? > > > > > > Thanks, > > > Scot > > > > > > -- > > > -- > > > 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.