A big benefit of using Mobile Forms is that you can easily include all sorts of new data types in your forms. Your mobile device gives you access to a variety of the device’s resources that capture all sorts of information such as GPS coordinates and date-time. One of the most popular device features to use with a mobile form is the camera.
Single photos can answer questions like who, what, when, where and why. Paired with descriptive text, an image tells a more complete story. Imagine how much more information an image can add to an inspection form. For example, if you are filling out an inspection form for a heavy piece of machinery, quickly snap a photo and write a few lines of notes. It is so much faster, easier and thorough than trying to explain it through text. Other popular use cases of images in mobile forms are: before & after photos, employee headshots, product packaging verification, site inspections and DIY visual guides.
Do you have a form that can be improved with an image field? Image fields can take your mobile forms to the next level. They will ease the process of collecting and storing observable information. Check out the ProTip: How To Include Images In A Form to learn how.
Below you can see an example of a jobsite inspection form that was augmented with image fields.
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