New Worksheet: Using Geolocation in Surveys to Track Location

Access our new, helpful worksheet to learn how to use geolocation in your online surveys and ready for mobile devices.

Capturing a respondent’s location is useful if you are creating an online survey with Snap WebHost edition that is to be completed on a mobile device, or a mobile survey for Snap Mobile Anywhere. The survey must be running on a device which can capture geolocation information, (such as a GPS-enabled tablet).

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Location data is only available in Snap WebHost and Snap Mobile Anywhere editions. It’s stored in the ID.location variable in WGS84 (World Geodetic System) format. You can extract the separate elements of the location data by using the system patterns provided.

We have developed a worksheet describing how you can add the respondent’s location to a Snap Mobile Anywhere or a Snap WebHost survey. It assumes that the survey will run on a GPS-enabled phone or tablet (Global Positioning System). This worksheet also includes an example of how you can extract valid location data for analysis.

Summary of worksheet steps

  • Step 1: Enable geolocation in your survey
  • Step 2: Configure how accurate the data is
  • Step 3: Publish the survey and prepare it for interviewers
  • Example of extracting the data for analysis

View this worksheet

Key mobile survey design tips for consideration

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It’s always important to consider when and how respondents will complete a survey. In 2018, 52.2% of all website traffic worldwide was generated through mobile phones – so there’s a good chance that some of your respondents will be completing the survey on a mobile device. This can make it easier to reach your respondents wherever they are, but it also has implications for how you design your mobile survey.

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Format Your Online Survey for Mobile Devices

Properly format your  online survey for optimized viewing on mobile devices

mobile-surveysTo effectively administer today’s online surveys, you must develop online surveys that can adapt to all mobile devices and their varying screen sizes. Properly optimizing your survey for mobile devices determines the ease in which your respondents can read, comprehend, and provide accurate answers.

Make online surveys easy and convenient to complete. If the majority of your respondents will access your online surveys using mobile devices, be sure to optimize your surveys for mobile devices. Many respondents are on-the-go and prefer the opportunity to complete a mobile survey at their convenience. Continue reading

What Are Mobile Optimized Surveys?

What Are Mobile Optimized Surveys? 

mobile-optimized-surveyIt is no secret that mobile technology is more popular than ever before.  According to data provided in a post by Blue Dog Mobile Marketing, by 2014 the number of smartphones in use will be over 1 billion, doubling the number of smartphones in the last five years…and growing.

Are your surveys ready for mobile devices? It is extremely important to optimize your online surveys for all mobile devices, from Smartphones to tablets. Continue reading

Have You Tried Mobile Surveys Yet?

It’s about time to give mobile surveys a try!

Give your respondents the flexibility to access mobile surveys on-the-go. Surveys are delivered directly to respondents’ mobile devices, and can be completed at their convenience. Easily connect and engage with your audience. Mobile surveys give you  access to respondents and survey data with more flexibility, at a faster rate or return, and at economical costs. Continue reading

New Survey Software Features for Mobile Surveys

New mobile surveys features added for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android

We have added some new features to Snap Mobile Anywhere, Snap Surveys’ mobile interviewing (CAPI) add on module for Snap Survey Software, which enables users to run surveys on devices including: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Smartphone, Tablet PC, and Kiosk.

These new mobile surveys features include:

  • Statistics – you can now see a list of cases completed and cases uploaded by date and by interviewer / user name.
  • Kiosk mode – run the App in ‘full screen’ mode. iPads will need to be caged in a frame so the Home button is hidden.
  • Auto Sync on/off – decide whether the device auto syncs or syncing is done manually.
  • Use survey settings – choose between using the settings for timeout/partial submit as defined in the survey, or set up on the device.
  • Submit message – specify the message shown when a case is submitted.
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How to design mobile surveys: dos and don’ts

When designing a mobile survey, it’s important to move away from traditional online survey methods – they need to be short, direct and easy to complete on any mobile device. Respondents taking a mobile survey are likely to be on-the-go with a limited attention span; If they find your survey too long, they’ll give up, resulting in a low response rate.Snap Mobile Anywhere App Continue reading

Use Mobile Surveys to Capture Immediate Feedback

‘On the Go’ and ‘In the Moment’ with Mobile Surveys

Give your survey respondents the flexibility to access your surveys via mobile devices ‘on the go’ and ‘in the moment.’ Surveys are delivered directly to respondents’ mobile devices, and can be completed at a time and place that is convenient for them.  Easily connect and engage with your audience. Mobile surveys make access to survey respondents and data flexible, faster, and cheaper. Continue reading

Should Survey Demographic Questions be at the Beginning or End of a Survey?

At many tradeshows and seminars, we are frequently asked many common questions.  A couple of our common questions include “What is Snap Survey Software?” and “How do you compare to those monkey surveys?” (That’s one of our favorites!) One common question in particular, however, is related to survey design – “Should demographic questions be included at the beginning or at the end of a survey?”

Many survey researchers will answer “Definitely at the beginning,” and others will say, “No, at the end is the best place.” Some may even suggest putting the most important demographic questions at the beginning and save the less important demographic questions for the end.  Continue reading