Do you think this Native Questionnaire Builder is useful?

Reply Fri 17 Nov, 2017 08:40 am
Hello everyone!
Let me introduce myself first, i am a programmer and also a statiscian. I have been worked on many surveys because i worked at statistics company. Throughout may career i saw something that bugs me, that is the inefficiency of surveys that conducted in here. The business process was we designed a questionnaire, we printed it, then we distributed it to the branch company, then after did the survey, then we collected it, we entried it on computers, then we analayzed it. There are maybe several reasons why not yet we use digital questionnaire although many have offer solutions for this. First is because usually the questionnaire used in here is complex, and the current solutions usually only support for short, simple, quick, internet based survey, but in here we often work on remote area where there is no internet. So i tried to come up with a solution, i wrote a program that able to generate native applications in android using drag and drop only. This is the beginning overview of may software


As you can see at the first picture, the middle box is the representation of mobile screen, the left panel is for choosing the controls and inputs for questionnaire, the right panel is the properties of the inputs or controls. In here i tried to copy "American Community Survey"


Here at the second picture you can see the building block of the questionnaire, the mechanism is similar with excel, it is a grid system that can be manipulated whether the length or the width, the number of rows or columns, and also we can merge the cells


At the third picture you can see the process of drag n drop controls or input to the design box, in here we choose a checkbox.


Here at the last picture is when the checkbox is about to dropped at the cells.

After the questionnaire design is finish, we can push the run button then the android APK will be generated and we can install it on android devices. On the mobile side, the application could store many rows of record which each column of record is represented by each input we put at our the questionnaire. So the end result can be generated to excel file, csv, spss or any other files. So in this case the genereted data is like the below image


So, what do you think about this software? Do you think this is useful? Will you use it for survey? Do you have advice for me regarding this software? Smile
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Robert Gentel
Reply Fri 17 Nov, 2017 08:54 am
So, what do you think about this software? Do you think this is useful? Will you use it for survey? Do you have advice for me regarding this software?

If your target market is people who don't program making android applications you need to make that a lot simpler. Not just the interface, but the whole overall purpose (limit the scope of what it does and then make getting there as simple as possible).

But frankly I don't think this target market really exists, of people who need a native app just for a survey. In your shoes I would move on to the next idea you are kicking around.
Reply Fri 17 Nov, 2017 09:13 am
@Robert Gentel,
thank you for your reply, i agree with you that the market for this software is very narrow, my initial thought was my target should be company that run their business around survey and collecting data. What do you think about this? Do you think make conducting survey cost less and more time savings and quicker is too broad?
Robert Gentel
Reply Fri 17 Nov, 2017 09:17 am
Companies that “run their business around survey” generally know how to program them themselves.
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Reply Fri 17 Nov, 2017 12:54 pm
I use Survey Monkey in my work. I am just about happy with doing it on a PC. I'd really hate to do it on any kind of Android device.
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Reply Sat 4 May, 2019 05:23 am
thanks for sharing
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