University of Vermont

CALS Information Technology Office

06/30/2003

Surveys -- To Go

The Perseus Survey Solutions software that is available for UVM members, will be enhanced with a "MobileSurvey" feature to allow data to be collected on handheld devices like the Palm and Pocket PC upon release of SurveySolutions 6 (July 2003). After installing Perseus software on your workstation and creating the survey data form, you can direct the software to place the form on the handheld device. Once it is placed on the Palm or Pocket PC, you can have multiple people fill out the form. When the handheld is next docked in its cradle and "synced" with the workstation, data is automatically delivered to the Unix MySQL database and merged with any other data gathered by the conventional html form. The data is automatically cleared from the handheld and it is made ready for gathering more information.

The forms displayed on the handheld are formatted dynamically to fit the small device. While the both Palm OS and Pocket PC are supported, Pocket PC surveys will allow for much more robust survey design and logic functionality.  

Who says you can't take it with you?

Doug Varney
CIT Client Services Consulting Coordinator

Printed with permission from http://www.uvm.edu/cit/IT-news/?Page=IT-news-2003-7.html

Last modified July 01 2003 04:34 PM

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