Silent capturing of geo-coordinates
Capture the current location of a user when submitting a form. Ideally with a hidden/read-only Geolocation control, which is pre-populated with the current location.
I’m pleased to announce that as of release 4.6 of Nintex Mobile we now support silent capture of geo locations. We support this functionality through our Forms Meta Data. We provide two locations. The first is the location of the form when it was created and the second is its location when it was submitted.
Leif Frederiksen commented
Both models would be "wrong" in specific use cases. I suggest an option is provided in the setup, so it can be configured to support both cases.
Donavan Decot commented
In RE: to Stefano comment:
GeoLocation should be captured when the form is opened to be edited. But a button also available to REFRESH the location field. This handles both situations where the person finishes the form from starbucks, or if the form is started via phone with data from someone on-site then the form filler arrives on-site and can REFRESH the GeoData.
Could you offer a button on the control to "get current location" that would effectively refresh it with current data. Then if you start the form locally, and then move to a new location, you at least have the option of updating it..
I like the idea of having this control a LOT.
This functionality would also assist when using the controls, know that onLoad it will auto get my Lat Long without any interaction making a submission form easier to fill in.
Both.. I think the ability to have multiple controls with the event to say onload or onsubmit. captcha geolocation
Stefano Tempesta commented
Open question to the community:
At which moment do you expect the Geolocation control to capture the position of the user? When the form is opened for editing, or when submitted? Consider that these two events may occur in different locations.
For example, a user is able to start filling a form in a specific place, save it in draft form, move to Starbucks for a coffee and complete it from there…
Or viceversa, open the form in the office for some prep work, save it in draft, then go on site to complete it and submit it from there.