Creating forms for Mobile Apps

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    Asked on August 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM

    I am working on a mobile app that needs a lot of information captured. Currently I used the doctor intake form but its way too long. Do you have a template that works with apps? Or do you have a suggestion on how to streamline the form.

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    Answered on August 15, 2013 at 02:49 PM


    You can check our Form Template Gallery for a lot of form types: JotForm Forms are already optimized for mobile views. They are tested and works properly on iPhones and Smartphones. If ever a customizations are needed, we can inject a custom CSS codes or custom mobile CSS query to the form.

    My suggestion is to create your own form, use the standard formatting. Adjust the width, you can refer to this guide: The Importance of Form Widths.

    You can always get back to us if you'll fine issue when your finished form.


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    Answered on August 15, 2013 at 03:05 PM

    Thanks for your answer. Here's my follow up. Do I need to create a jot form for each question? I need it to fit the app screen. Currently, you would need to scroll down the app to answer and then hit submit. Too long and not user friendly.

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    Answered on August 15, 2013 at 05:49 PM


    I would suggest to re-embed your form using iframe embed code. This should help fixed this issue. Getting the Form iFrame Code

    Also to adjust the width of your form.

    If you want to have each field a next button, you can use a Page break, so that if you wanted to show every form field individually and a next button to proceed to the next question, that is also possibe. 

    To add a pagebreak you just need to drag from the Option panel the Page break field to your form.
    In this way it will work like this. (Please see the link below, it is a Form I created for you to visualize better)

    Kindly let us know if you have further questions or inquiry.
    Thank you for using JotForm.