Creating a project
Adding a Form
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Backing up data
Adding a Photo Field
EpiCollect+ allows the definition of one or more image fields within a form. This will allow a user to either capture an image directly from the mobile devices camera or to select one from the library of images on their device.
Within the form builder, on the left section (pink) drag and drop a 'Photograph' field onto your form - The following screenshot is from our demo Schools project
The most important properties to define are the 'Label' and 'ID'
Label - The Label should contain the Question you would like a user to answer - For our demo project, we first enter the text 'Take a photo of the school'
ID - The ID can be viewed as the column heading under which users answers will be stored in the database. For our ID we have entered 'SchoolPhoto' The ID should contain no spaces and be a convenient short hand name for the variable you wish to collect.
Required: Checking this means that a user MUST record a location before continuing
Any number of Photo fields can be added to a form.
When the project is loaded onto a handset, and this point in the form is reached, they are presented with a button to 'Tap to Add Photo'
This can be undertaken either by using the mobile device's in-built camera to capture an image or by selecting an image from the device's library of images.
The screenshot to the right shows the view initially presented to the user, and the two sets of screenshots below indicate the flow a user would undertake when, firstly, capturing an image using the camera and, secondly, when selecting an image from the device's library.
Capturing an image using the devices camera
When an image is taken using the device's camera, a thumbnail is viewed by the user, who can, if required, tap 'Tap to Update photo' to capture another image
Selecting an image from the device's library of images
When an image is selected from the device's library, a thumbnail is seen by the user and they may, if required, tap 'Tap to update photo' to add a different image.
We will now move on to describing the addition of a video input.
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