Responsive Dependency

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    Asked on July 13, 2017 at 04:19 PM


    Normally a confirmation email will arrive to me whenever submit is pressed ..

    Now I would like to add conditions for when and where a submission should pass through 

    if on my end I'm looking & listening for new emails to process every 5 seconds then everything should go well

    But, What can be done when I'm not listening for new emails like when my computer is shut down for some reason

    I was thinking of an idea where a single file will only contain the submission number (ID) before it is actually processed (when submit is pressed) and have the file as available and readable on jotforms end  as a  public harmless file which will only contain an ID number for latest visitor who hit submit on the form to allow some way of following \listening for requests

    This will allow my listening app to check every five seconds on that file to look for any changes in the id

    if my listening app is up and running and is seeing the change it should send a response somehow to allow the submission to continue else give a message like "the owner of the form is away, the submission cannot be processed at this time"  .Etc (when 10 seconds have passed ..)

    so, I just need to find out how to validate against jotform that my app is running as well as make the form know when to decline substitutions 

    would like to hear of any ideas on how this can be possible


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    Answered on July 13, 2017 at 06:19 PM

    It looks like you are looking to disable the form automatically when you are not available, or in a specific time-frame. You can apply the following workaround: 

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    Answered on July 14, 2017 at 04:44 AM


    Thanks for the idea and the link

    What I was referring at is a case where there will be a power failure or something where my computer can't deal with the incoming submits, some way to know that my computer can receive submits at a given moment .. hence i need more ideas


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    Answered on July 14, 2017 at 08:26 AM

    Perhaps you may also want to check JotForm Mobile apps.


    iOS JotForm App


    Android JotForm App

    The mobile apps will allow you to monitor your forms and submissions anytime, anywhere.





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    Answered on July 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Thanks,  But using jotform mobile app cant help here since im running my application on pc and the application cannot be converted to run as a mobile app

    Thanks anyways