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Media capture now available on askiaface for iPad!

Added by Paul Nevin over 4 years ago

:http://appstore.com/askiaface

[[askiavoice:Askiaface|Askiaface for iPad]] has been updated to [[askiavoice:VH_Face_iOS|version 2.1.3]]; among the usual fixes you’ll now be able to trigger Media capture questions within your Askia survey in order to attach a picture to that question.
This feature allows you to either:

  • Select an existing picture from your iPad’s Camera Roll
  • Take a new picture

In order to setup media capture questions in your survey, you’ll need to use askiadesign version 5.3.3 (to be released soon!). There, just create an `Open-ended` variable and generate your screen()s.

Select the `Open-ended` input and select `Image` from the `Layout > Internet styles > Media capture` menu in order to transform the text input into a button that will trigger the media capture.

You can also make use of some CSS in order to fine tune the rendering of the button as displayed above.

Once data collection is completed, extracting the attached pictures is done with [askiaanalyse:Askiatools|AskiaTools].

Fire up AskiaTools and open your Survey. Select the `Export multimedia files from open` option from the `Tools` menu. The above dialogue box will be displayed and will allow you to specify:

  • the target folder for the extracted assets
  • the naming convention you wish to apply to the assets (making optionally use of some AskiaScript)
  • selecting the appropriate question(s) from which you want to extract the image files
  • plus the usual set of available filters in order to only extract a specific set of assets

Click OK and voilà!

You can give this feature a test drive by updating askiaface for iPad and connecting with the demo account. Alternatively, you can create a new connection with the below settings:

  • User name: askia
  • Password: forever
  • URL: face.askia.com
  • Ports: specify 80 for both ports (optional)

That’s all for today; stay tuned as we have some exciting news for askiaface coming soon!


Comments

Added by John Lillie over 4 years ago

Big big like from me, now if only there was an android version too...

Added by Paul Nevin over 4 years ago

@John: we are planning on integrating this to our Android app in an upcoming release ;)

Added by Jérôme Sopoçko over 4 years ago

I am currently adding sound and video to the IOS version...

Added by John Lillie over 4 years ago

You really are wonderful people the pair of you.

Added by Jérôme Sopoçko over 4 years ago

Buy us a drink! :)

Added by Didier van Kesteren over 4 years ago

Hello guys,

Xcellent news,
i am curious but i would like to know if the pictures are stored in the sql database ?

Regards,

Didier.

Added by Paul Nevin over 4 years ago

Hello Didier,

Yes, the captured media is stored in the SQL db (in the appropriate @AskResponse@ tables) as "base64":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64. AskiaTools is then used to decode the data and regenerate the file(s).

Added by Didier van Kesteren over 4 years ago

Wow wow wow...

Great, we have just signed for askia vista and all the stuff for making on line dashboards....(just waiting for that to be installed)

I was wondering if it would be possible to integrate the pictures in dashboards ?

Regards,

Didier.

Added by Jérôme Sopoçko over 4 years ago

Didier
I think it should be reasonably easy to do... and great idea
I'll discuss it with the Dev team, create a ticket and will let you know