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    Using the Take Photo Widget to capture photos on Android device

    Asked by JCLAUDIOSGO on May 07, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Meus amigos


    Bom dia


    Por favor, gostaria de saber se é possível tirar fotos utilizando o formulário.




    Jorge Claudio

    take photo widget take photo capture photo webcam mobile
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    Answered by Aury on May 07, 2015 at 12:05 PM


    If I understood correctly, you are interested in taking a picture from the form you design.

    Yes it is possible, using the Take Photo Widget:

    Please take a look to this link How to Add a Widget, you will find more details: http://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form.


    I hope this answers your question.

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    Answered by JCLAUDIOSGO on May 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM


    Esto tentando utilizar a opção Take Photo, mas no celular está aparecendo a opção de "selecionar arquivo), onde gostaria de tirar foto utilizado o formulário e mandar no próprio formulário por e-mail.



    Isto é possível ?


    Jorge Claudio


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    Answered by Jan on May 18, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    I understand what you mean. I checked your form and the take photo widget is showing properly in my desktop computer. It shows a black box and when I turned my webcam on, it will work.

    However, I checked your form on my android phone and I see the select file button on the take photo widget. If you click select file, it will ask you what would the phone use, gallery, camcorder, etc. When you select the camcorder, then you can take a photo and upload it.

    Hope this helps. Thank you.

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    Answered by JCLAUDIOSGO on May 18, 2015 at 05:28 PM



    Como vai, tudo bem ?


    Eu cliquei no botão "selecionar arquivo" e não acontece nada no meu celular android.


    tem outra opção ?




    Jorge Claudio

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    Answered by Aury on May 18, 2015 at 06:36 PM

    Hello Jorge Claudio,

    I am truly sorry to hear your form is not working in your mobile, I just made a demo form linked here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51376516965970, tested in my android and works.

    First of all, you have to become your form to mobile responsive:

    Access your form in edit mode, drag the Mobile Responsive Widget, as below indicated:

    Get your form in Designer mode, select Form Layaout and click on Make This Form Responsive:

    When accesing your form in your mobile device, after filling in the blanks of the form, touch the "selecionar arquivo", the screen will display the camara option, touch the camara to activate it, when the camara becomes active, take the picture and touch the check, this will go back to the form then touch Submit button, it will take few moment to send the info along with the picture, the time for submission will depend on the internet connection of your phone.

    I hope this helps. If any other question please contact us again.



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    Answered by JCLAUDIOSGO on May 18, 2015 at 07:40 PM



    Obrigado pelo retorno


    Mas não funcionou.


    Testei com alguns celulares e tablets, veja abaixo:


    Celular android versão 2.3.6, tem a opção de selecionar o arquivo, mas não acontece nada.


    Celulares com versão 4.4.4 e 4.4.2, aparece a tela preta e não acontece nada quando clico.


    Em um IPAD versão mais recente, aparece a opção de tirar foto, ou seja, funciona normalmente.


    Por favor, me ajudem, preciso que funcione no Android.




    Jorge Claudio




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    Answered by jonathan on May 18, 2015 at 08:03 PM

    Hi Jorge,

    When I made a test using your JotForm http://www.jotformpro.com/form/50707332411949

      on my Android 4.4 device, the Take Photo Widget did work.


    What is necessary is to allow the browser to accept the use of the widget.jotform.io camera on the device. 

    In my case, I have allowed by using the Chrome browser property to use the Desktop version of the browser.. and then there is a pop-up dialog that request for the allowing the use of the device camera -- I allowed it then.

    Please check also on your device..make sure the allowed camera is enabled when you open the form on the browser.

    Let us know if you're still not able to make it work.



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    Answered by JCLAUDIOSGO on May 18, 2015 at 08:29 PM



    Muito obrigado pelo retorno, mas não consegui executar o recomendado.

    Por favor, você pode ser mais detalhista ?


    Jorge Claudio

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    Answered by jonathan on May 18, 2015 at 08:51 PM

    Please see screenshots on how to




    so it should now work





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    Answered by JCLAUDIOSGO on May 18, 2015 at 09:24 PM



    Agradeço muito sua ajuda, mas acredito que não vai dar certo, pois tenho um aplicativo




    Utilizando o relatório de visitas e o usuário não pode alterar as configurações para tirar uma foto, ou seja, ele não pode sair do aplicativo, uma vez que ele não tem acesso ao link do formulário.


    Caso tenha outra opção para utilizar a opção de tirar foto, agradeço.




    Jorge Claudio

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    Answered by Charlie on May 19, 2015 at 12:25 AM


    I believe the problem is that the form is embedded in a mobile device application. In my case, I installed your .apk file and viewed it on my end. Unfortunately, there are things that the web form does not support especially if you compiled it on an app.

    Have you tried embedding your form's fulls source code in your app? That should give you a more better result. Here's a guide on how to get it: http://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form.

    If that doesn't work, we can forward this to our developers to have it check.