Mar 21

Form Builder Widgets

Form Builder Widgets

The MoreApp Form Builder offers easy dragging & dropping to set up professional mobile forms. But what are those Widgets and what can you use them for?

Create and manage every form yourself using your computer. You can drag & drop a wide variety of our Widgets, to build the most efficient form for your business. Our comprehensive online Form Builder is so simple to use that everyone can create professional digital business forms in no time. Additionally, you can configure existing form templates from the MoreApp Marketplace and adapt them to your specific needs.

Having developed a wide variety of Widgets, we are happy to explain them to you! What is the difference between the Image and Photo Widget? When to use a Radio Widget? We answer these questions and many more.

In the screenshots below you will find examples of Widget use cases next to their editable properties that can be defined in the Form Builder. Open the Form Builder, drag & drop a Widget into the form, click on the pencil to open the property screen of the Widget, and go ahead with editing the Widget to your own preference.


Now let's take a detailed look at all the Widgets that you can use, to build the forms that you need.

Barcode Widget

The Barcode Widget is quite self explanatory. It allows users, filling in a form, to scan a barcode using the device's camera. Use it to scan a QR, UPC, EAN, CODE_39, or any other barcode and capture it in your form. Scanning a barcode even gives you that all too familiar cashier sound, which is a lot of fun in itself. BEEP.


Checkbox Widget

Use the Checkbox Widget to let users check or uncheck a question or statement. For example, if you want to ask whether the user wants to sign up for the monthly newsletter. Just one click and the Checkbox is selected.


Date Widget

This Widget is really easy to use. Especially when you check the 'now as default' option. This way, the current date is automatically filled in when opening the form with MoreApp or via direct URL. Of course, you can always scroll up and down to select another date.


Datetime Widget

Only adding the date is not enough? With the Datetime Widget you can let your users select the date and time at once!


Time Widget

This Widget is for only adding the time to your form.

Email Widget

The Email Widget is used to collect valid email addresses which can be used to send the report to. To do this: add the email fields as dynamic recipients in the Email settings. So your office or your customer directly receive the report in their email inbox. Our tip: Check the 'remember input' option if you often send the report to the same email address.


Header Widget

When scrolling through a long inspection form, a header helps to recognize different sections in the form. The header also appears in the PDF and Word reports. In the property screen of the Widget, you can choose the size of the header text.


HTML Widget

Are you familiar with HTML? If so, use the HTML Widget to add some custom markup to your form. Anything is possible!


Image Widget

Use the Image Widget to show an image on your form. This is mostly used by our users to add their logo on top of the form or to add a descriptive picture needed during form filling. Click 'Select image' to upload your logo or any another image.


If you want to attach a photo to the email or use it as a thumbnail in the PDF report, use the Photo Widget.

Label Widget

The Label Widget is used to simply add text as a divider in your form.

Radio Widget

The Radio Widget is the most used Widget of our MoreApp users. Use the Radio Widget to let users choose one of your predefined values. You can only choose one answer and not multiple ones. Next to adding text, you can also use images as selections in the Radio Widget. You can choose a default value, style the Widget with a vertical or horizontal alignment, and choose if you want to remember the input from the last filled in form.

Fun Fact: The radio button got its name from the physical buttons used on older radios to select preset stations. When one of the buttons was pressed, other buttons would pop out, leaving only the pressed button in the "pushed in" position.


Lookup Widget

Use the Lookup Widget to let users choose one (or more) of your predefined values. This differs from the Radio Widget visually, because with the Lookup Widget the selections are not directly visible. It is a drop-down Widget. So the forms stay short, even when many selection possibilities are given in a Lookup Widget. The other difference to the Radio Widget is that (optionally) the Lookup Widget allows you to choose multiple selections. You can add your selection possibilities and let MoreApp sort them alphabetically.


Number Widget

When filling in a form, and reaching a Number Widget, the standard numeric keypad automatically pops up on your device. This saves some extra seconds of your valuable time. Additionally, you can use inputs from Number Widgets to make calculations in your form. For example, summing up hours worked on multiple days. This can be done with the Calculation Widget, downloadable from the MoreApp Marketplace.


Phone Widget

This Widget makes it possible to easily add a phone number to a form. As simple as that.


Photo Widget

Use the Photo Widget to take a photo with the device's camera or add one from your photo library. The photos will appear as a thumbnail in the PDF reports, and can be also be attached to the email.

Further, we've added the possibility to choose the photo quality. Because most mail servers won’t allow you to send a mail that’s bigger than 25mb in total size, which for most emails, is more than enough. But if your form includes a lot of photos and you’ve chosen to attach them all to the email, you can quickly reach this limit. So play around with the photo quality and see what's best for you!

You can also define the filenames of photos, making it easier to identify them in Excel exports later on. If you want you can use placeholders of other fields as filenames.

With one Credit you can send up to five photos in one form.


Pin Widget

With the Pin Widget, you can specify positions on a map, floor plan, technical drawing, or photo! You can add the five available icon variations to the image as often as needed. It requires one extra Credit per Pin Widget. You can add the image beforehand or add or update it while filling in a form.


RDW Widget

Use the RDW Widget to enter a Dutch license plate number. The Widget will then show additional information about the vehicle. For this Widget, an internet connection is required for access to the additional information.


Search Widget

Use the Search Widget in combination with Data Import and search for customer or product data in your form. This also works offline. Choose what information you want to be visible in your form. The barcode scanner is also integrated into this Widget. Instead of typing text, you can scan a barcode to find the right product. Check 'Remember last search query' if you often require the same customer data, for example.


Signature Widget

Draw a signature on the touchscreen of the device using your finger or a stylus pen.
With one Credit you can add up to five signatures to one form.


Slider Widget

User the Slider Widget to select a value from your predefined value range. If you want to check out other options for defining your mood or a rating, we offer more similar Widgets like this one in the MoreApp Marketplace.


Subform Widget

With a Subform Widget, it is possible to add as many Subforms as you like. The number of Subforms does not need to be defined. Use the Subform for example for adding photos or working days. If you want to build advanced inspection forms, you can also use subforms in subforms in subforms in sub...


Text Widget

This Widget is used to add a few words to a form. For example a name.

Text Area Widget

Filling in complete sentences? Then drag & drop the Text Area Widget into your form. This comes in handy for adding remarks. Delete the maximum length in properties to enable an unlimited number of characters.

Visit the MoreApp Marketplace for even more Widgets!

Are you a developer? Sign up for a developer account and create your own widget! How? Watch the webinar!

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