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    Is there anyway to use Tasker android app to automatically create Jotforms?

    Asked by duncan_macdonald on June 26, 2016 at 05:28 AM

    Hi.  I am starting to use Tasker to automatically collect information relevant to my forms using the sensors within the phone.  These are variables I can't get from existing jotform plugins like GPS location etc.  Is there anyway you are aware of to trigger a jotform creation from Tasker or another linkable app so these key features are automatically entered? 

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    Answered by Nik_C on June 26, 2016 at 09:47 AM

    Can you tell us more about the workflow that you imagine between Tasker and your form so we can possibly give you a workaround for you?

    On the other hand, if you need just information from your submissions maybe you could use RSS report, that will give you XML data that you can parse:

    I'm sorry if I misunderstood your question.

    We'll wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by duncan_macdonald on June 26, 2016 at 10:45 AM
    Hi. I want to deploy smartphones as remote data collection devices on our
    farm. I am currently using Jotform to collect and store all of my farm
    records with people manually entering data. I would like to get to a point
    where the phone can be collecting information automatically and submitting
    the jotform record. I would probably have the edit url emailed to the farm
    manager so they could double check and/or add any other variables the
    smartphone can not detect. /There are lots of different possibilities -
    some of which will require some additional programming I think.
    A simple example would be a phone mounted on a pole scheduled to take an
    image at predetermined times during the day (controlled by tasker). I
    would then like that image automatically uploaded to a jotform and
    submitted with date, time and location. Location would need to come from
    tasker with some checks put on location accuracy because unfortunately the
    location plugin for jotform can be quite inaccurate (reverting to phone
    towers etc). I'm aware you can remotely login to phones via various apps
    and take photos etc, but I want everything automated and within jotform so
    I don't have to go to more than one place.
    I see I can get tasker to write to a csv file or a google sheet. Is there
    anyway to prompt jotform creation from within google sheets - I see zapier
    works the other way (jotform to google sheets) but not google sheets to
    jotform.
    I hope that helps explain my thinking. Its a complicated idea.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on June 26, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    This is a complex workflow you want to accomplish. JotForm's philosophy is to keep things simple. My recommendation would be to hire a programmer to create you a system that meets your requirements.