I am trying to develop an online data collection system for sea turtle sighting data in Cambodia. This includes picture upload, name, date, location, species, information on tags, any measurements taken, if it was caughtin fishing gear, and when it was released (and if not, why not).
I want to have a link form - we believe that having to download a special app to enter data will prevent people from using it. Previous experience showed some of the people likely to be using it didn't even know how to right-click on a computer. This should be very, very simple, and be smartphone friendly.
It must be incredibly easy to use, and ideally have logic jumps. (e.g. is the turtle tagged yes/no -> skip question/which flipper was tagged + what was the tag number).
11 July 2019 3:25pm
I think we touched on this via email, but take a look at this earlier WildLabs thread on this topic that contains some interesting recommendations. We found that - exactly as you describe - the actual initial phase of trying to work out how the form/app would be accessible on someone's smartphone was the big challenge - things like Google Forms/AppSheet etc. actually make this quite difficult. Once people are on the interface, many of the online forms behave and look quite similar.
What's your ideal "user journey" to actually reach your form? Would the user have a link saved in their browser and then go to that link each time they want to enter some data?