One platform, several input devices.
Formidable 2.9 - the leading digital writing platform, including support for iPad.
We love digital pens and believe they are the most natural devices to use for capturing written data. But, things change. The interest for iPad and other tablets are exploding and now they have found their way into enterprise. Instead of seeing them as a threat, let's join the revolution!
With Formidable 2.9 we now offer both digital pens and iPads as input devices. And they co-exist perfectly in Formidable. Creating an iPad application works in the same way as paper applications by using the Formidable DesignTool. You may create specific applications for iPad or applications that works with both pens and iPads. The choice is yours.
The app we use for iPad is naturalFORMS and you find it in App Store. Version 1.3 will be released within a couple of days and that is the version you need.
With naturalFORMS for iPad you complete forms using the optimum input method for each type of field. Input methods include printed and cursive handwriting, checkbox and radio button input, option lists for easy selection of common items, visual inputs such as a date and time wheels, and a virtual keyboard if necessary.
One of the greatest benefits is that the information can be validated at the point of entry. The tablet can notify the user about missing fields to make sure that the final data is complete.
Vision Objects' handwriting recognition engine MyScript is included in naturalFORMS and you can use all lexicons, subsets and regular expressions you are used to do.
Advanced graphics, photo and voice inputs are also supported by naturalFORMS and Formidable. Users can take a photo with the iPad camera and attach to the form, make notes or mark-up diagrams or schematics, and create freehand drawings. The solution also captures handwritten signatures. naturalFORMS even captures GPS coordinates.
A version for Android will be released Q1 2012.