Adding an audio field
EpiCollect+ allows the definition of one or more audio fields within a form, allowing a user to attach an audio clip captured using the mobile devices microphone.
An audio field is added in exactly the same way as a photo or video field. Simply drag and drop the 'audio' field from the left hand section of the form builder to anywhere within your form.
The most important properties to define are the 'Label' and 'ID'
Label - The Label should contain the Question/ text you would present to a user.
ID - The ID can be viewed as the column heading under which audio clips will be stored in the database.
Required: Checking this means that a user MUST record an audio clip before continuing
Any number of audio fields can be added to a form.
When the project is loaded onto a handset, and this point in the form is reached, the user is presented with three audio 'controls' - from top to bottom - Record, Play and Stop, allowing them to record, playback and change if neccessary the audio they have recorded - as in the screenshots below.
We will now move on to describing the addition of a barcode input.