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Widget News! Issue #19 May 29, 2015Asked by TitusN on May 29, 2015 at 04:26 AM
We’re back with exciting updates from the Widget Team.
Widgets play an important role in user experience, increasing the level of confidence in submitting answers.
This is because widgets employ visual tools that help users to see what they need to respond to in a glance and accurately submit their answers.
It's like taking a holiday while filling out a form.
It's time to break out all the outdoor fun gear, take that vacation trip you’ve been planning or just dust out the barbecue equipment - summer is here.
The best part about this is that your form users can also take a break. How? with JotForm Widgets.
With each need addressed, both the form user and the form owner can take a break and let the widget do all the heavy lifting.
The Take Photo Widget is one of the most used widgets, totalling a whoppin’ 53,532 form integrations.
The widget allows users to easily and quickly take photos right from their forms using their webcams. If they are not happy with the photos they took, they can always take another photo, and upload the one they think is best:
We fixed a couple of bugs and cleaned up the user interface, optimizing ease of use for the form user.
This makes the widget incredibly easy to use. Take a Photo here and see for yourself!
Get the most accurate location from your form using the GPS Location widget. It queries the availability of a GPS device, or the newest detected location from the browser:
The widget now works seamlessly with JotForm Conditional Logic, and now has an option to output either the user’s location, or GPS coordinates.
Check out your location with the GPS Location widget here!
The Line Checkbox Widget is an aesthetic presentation of checkbox options for your form. Your checkboxes are presented in a bold, neat layout that begs for selection:
We have added more width and height control to the JotForm Builder, also updating the layout of the submitted options.
The SMS Confirmation widget allows you to confirm phone numbers, to which the widget sends a confirmation code:
We’ve cleaned up the layout to bring beauty to this powerful feature.
You can easily embed videos on your form using the YouTube Widget, which only requires that you paste in a link to your video:
YouTube Updated the way videos are embedded on websites, so we patched our widget for forward compatibility.
One of the most versatile tools that make form navigation easy is the Form Tabs Widget.
It allows users to quickly skip between pages by simply clicking on pre-configured tabs:
We’ve greatly improved how form tabs interact with form field validations, and fixed a couple of validation-related bugs.
Skip a page or two with the Form Tabs Widget by clicking here!
You can manipulate text in almost every way, as well as insert links and images inline.
See the word-processing power of the Squire Editor here!
That’s what we had prepared for you this week.
Of course, there are lots of updates yet to come, so go ahead and subscribe and we will keep you updated!
We thank our users for their feedback, and taking the time to report issues that are (sometimes) pretty hard to find and fix.
Till Next Week!
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great stuff, guy's!
The addition of the GPS Location widget to the Smart Forms is great!