FM database/data gathering app on iPad.

Discussion created by mthornbury on Oct 17, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2016 by LabsRock

My wife, the teacher, wants an app that can be used to capture data 'in the field', literally.


The school iPads are wifi only and the kids will be outside of Its range, so the app will need to be self-contained with regards to holding the data, at least until it can be sync'd back at school.


The data structure is simple - 18 fields, a mix of text and numbers, with a container used to hold a picture taken with the built-in camera.


i have it all, working in FM Go, while tethered to the MacBook I used to create it on FM14, but I don't seem to be able to work out how to run the data capture side of things while away from wifi.


is this possible, or am I confused?


Ive tried to find a guide but haven't had much luck.


I'm not a programmer, but have forty years of systems engineering, including databases, comms, etc. and am confident I can get it to work, if it's possible.


Any advice gratefully received, including recommendations of different packages, if FM isn't up to the task.