Creating an Action Button to Capture GPS Location and Time Stamp

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Written by John Darienzo

Upon arriving at a job site, your workers/drivers have the ability to tap a button called “Arrived” in the form that captures the GPS location and time stamp, without them even knowing it!

In order to add this functionality to your form, simply start out by adding a “Location” field. In the properties, make sure both the “Auto-Stamp” and “Hide field in mobile app” options are checked. For the range, we recommend setting the minimum error to 500 meters and the maximum error to 1000 meters, especially if you will be capturing the location while being indoors. This does not mean your GPS location will always be off by 500 meters, it simply means that if the first reading you get is 28 meters, it will automatically accept the reading.

Creating a single action button to capture gps location and time stamp

The next thing you will want to do is to add a “Date:Time” field. Once again, make sure both the “Auto-Stamp” and “Hide field in mobile app” options are checked in the properties, and then change the “Kind” to “Date:Time”.

Creating a single action button to capture gps location and time stamp

Finally, you will need to add the “Arrived” or “Action” button before these two fields. In the properties, set the action button text to “Arrived” or something like “Arrived at Site”. For the action, select “Jump to question”. For the destination question, choose the “Date:Time” field we added and check the “Execute autostamp questions between current and destination questions” option. Now, when the “Arrived” button is pressed, it will automatically capture the date, time and your location.

Creating a single action button to capture gps location and time stamp

 

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