Your team members are more than simple cogs in a machine so give them the information to make intelligent choices and allow them to work together in real-time, regardless of their location. Connect your team with our unqiue Simple Sharing feature.
Designed to work alongside more traditional workflows, Simple Sharing enables collected data to be transparently and seamlessly shared between mobile team members in ways that meet your unique needs.
Simple Sharing reduces double entry, increases team cooperation and might just revolutionize the way you work.
How Easy Is Simple Sharing?
- Create a new form with GC Mobile or import an existing XForm
- Place the form in a Shared Folder for automatic distribution to team members
- Collect information & rich media
- Form results are made available to all team members via the Shared Folder in real-time
The Group Complete experience is massively mobile. From account management to form creation to data entry & export we are working to ensure that you can perform all of the major functions of data collection from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.
Mobile isn't mobile if you have to depend on an always-on Internet connection. Use Group Complete Mobile (GC Mobile) to work offline and take your entire data set with you! GC Mobile achieves total independence by using the world's most mobile database: CouchDB.
GC Mobile is fast, reliable and keeps the data on all of your devices synchronized with each other. It doesn't depend on a constant Internet connection, so users can access their data anytime, anywhere. As more and more people work in geographically distributed environments and on the go, their data needs to stay with them and always be up-to-date. Because, face it, offline happens.
Don't let offline cramp your style. GC Mobile keeps you working when others can't.
We don't believe in vendor lock-in. Our software and systems are based on some of the most popular and well known open source solutions and industry standards.
- GC Mobile for Android smartphones and tablets is based on JavaRosa (see OpenROSA) and Open Data Kit (ODK) and will remain backwards compatible with ODK technology and components.
- Your forms and all collected data are defined and stored using the XForms standard ensuring that you can integrate Group Complete into any XForms workflow.
Our Commitment to Open Source Communities
Like many software projects Group Complete is based on a rich ecosystem of open source technologies. We recognize the importance of contributions to open source communities and endeavour to give back to the projects that we have benefited by through fixes, enhancements and bug reporting. If you are a member of any of these projects, please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the work that you do.
As a part of the XForms standard, GC Mobile supports rich media content and regular field types as well as standard form features like required fields, default values, field labels & descriptions and much, much more.
Enjoy the benefits of capturing rich media content:
- Record and playback audio, perfect for commentaries and interviews (Enterprise Edition supports video capture!)
- Take pictures on-scene and share them immediately with back-office staff and co-workers
- Combine Geopoint (GPS) detection with date & time stamps so that you know where and when forms were filled out
The GC Mobile app for Android features an easy-to-use built-in form editor with native support for XForms. Build and share your forms on the go or import them from one of the many XForms editors.
It's Smart To Be Secure
The integrity and privacy of your information is paramount. We ensure the safety and security of your data collection efforts by encrypting all data communications with 128-bit SSL encryption.
Security doesn't need to be complicated. Rest easy knowing that only authorized mobile devices can access your information and that misplaced mobile devices can be remotely wiped.
Data shouldn't be tied down to any one system. We've built our solutions on open source technology and standards that ensure that you have access to your data when you want it and in a format that meets your needs.
Export collected data directly from your smartphone or tablet!
Users of our GC Mobile app for Android have been able to export collected data since version 1.2.0 and we're working to make it easier for you to get your hands on your data with every update. Using a simple and flexible export screen you can get access to your data in CSV and XML. Media such as pictures, audio and video recordings can be included and all of the export files compressed into a convenient ZIP file.
Form data exported into CSV is tagged with the date that the form was created, last updated and the name of the author and person who last updated the form. Unique form IDs are included allowing your IT department to integrate exported data into other systems specific to your business.
Take advantage of Open Data Kit compatibility
GC Mobile also allows you to upload your completed forms to Open Data Kit (ODK) Aggregate for analysis and data export. ODK Aggregate is free software that provides a ready-to-deploy server repository to manage collected data, provide standard interfaces to extract data (e.g., spreadsheets, queries, etc.), and integrate with existing systems via web requests. ODK Aggregate is available as a locally-installable application or via Google’s App Engine allowing users to avoid the difficulties of setting up their own scalable web service.
Here's a taste of what's to come in the weeks and months ahead!
- Full text searches and a more personable way to query your records to find the “interview you had with John Smith a few weeks ago.”
- Full encryption of data stored on mobile devices (your data is already fully encrypted during transit!)
- Group Complete Enterprise Edition for large scale deployments and a lower total cost of ownership
- Support for iPhone & iPad
See our full feature list for more great things on the way!