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Nest Forms - getting started with our paperless survey app

Welcome to Nest Forms

Nest Forms is a mobile survey application that will help you perform surveys in the field more efficiently. Instead of sending your researchers to the field with a clipboard and paper, they can simply use a smartphone or tablet with our survey app installed. Forms you have created digitally through our form builder can be shared with your researchers on the app.


How does it work? #

The survey forms you have created and shared with your researchers are available to them through their mobile device via the Nest Forms survey app, and they can just start answering your surveys, taking advantage of paperless forms, using a touchscreen instead of having to deal with pencil and mountains of paper.

They can use the app on many devices including iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet or any Amazon mobile device available to them.

As well as collecting standard text and numerical data, your researchers can also collect audio files, GPS Co-ordinates, photos & signatures. Data collection is also performed in a more professional manner as the researcher does not have to handle paper and can manage the interview more efficiently unlike with paper forms.


Okay, but how do I collect my survey data? #

Data is sent back from the survey app to your account on the Nest Forms website, once the researchers go online (mobile internet, wi-fi in their location) and your survey responses are immediately available in your account, once the researcher has synced their device.

This means data collection can continuously proceed without the need for your researcher returning to the office. This means survey data can be either stored on the device while offline, and then synced with your account once connected to the web, or survey data is sent immediately if connected to the Internet.


How do I work with the Data? #

Since data collection is performed digitally, it is very easy to manage this data and receive a summary of results, for example in the form of pie charts or graphs. We can also help you prepare your raw survey data for further analysis by providing you with many export features like exporting to pdf, excel and word formats. Exports are explained in the Responses help section.

We also provide you with features to connect your profile to external services like Google Drive and DropBox you can read all about that in this help article.

This is just a taste of what Nest Forms can do for you. If you are wondering how Nest Forms can be used even further, check out our FAQ, Forms - list and creation or Case-studies. If you need further help, just let us know.


How do colleagues start filling in my form? #

First make sure you are logged into the master account (the admin account that owns the forms), then add your colleagues to the Relations page - Invite more friends and Invite new member via email
Then just simply edit your form and share it with your colleagues, and you are done.
Each form can be shared with different colleagues depending on your requirements.

Your colleagues will receive an email with login details and links for downloading the iOS and Android apps. Once they login to the app, they will see all forms you have shared with them, and they can start collecting data for you straight away.