How does data collection work with Nest Forms?
The reason for using Nest Forms is the ease of use for you and your field workers when collecting data while out and about.
Data collection works by sharing your survey form with your associates or what we call “relations” when they login on either our Android form app, iOS form app or even in the browser.
Don’t worry about how to do all of this, as it will be explained very soon. Just remember once they are logged in, they can fill out as many copies of the form as they want, since you’re now taking advantage of paperless forms.
All the completed forms, called responses are sent back to you and you can view and track all the responses coming in. What you can do with this data is described in further detail in managing your data.
How do I start?
Well, that depends on whether you want to have data collected or you want to collect it yourself.
In the first case you will have to prepare a form that you want to use. In previous chapters you have learned how to create a form and now it’s time to put it into action. Share the form with your employees or colleagues that will be gathering data for you. From now on the ball is on their side of the court and you can relax in your comfy chair. Or you can grab a smartphone with our app installed and head into the field to help your friends, that’s cool too.
In the second case, this depends whether you need to collect data on the fly, or if you are happy enough to fill out forms in your office. If you are happy with staying by your desktop computer you can simply fill in the forms via your browser. If you want to learn more about that just list through Online browser data entry.
But sometimes interesting data is out there, among people or within different locations. But don’t worry, because there’s an app for that! Get our android form app or ios form app from Google play or AppStore and log in once you have it.
Well if everyone did their part and you or your colleagues can see the form shared with them we can move to next stage and this is filling the form itself which you can read about in chapter An introduction to the App