Create an Android, iOS, or Blackberry Mobile Inspection in One Hour

By katie simpson on April 30, 2014

Photo credit: ChadCooperPhotos via photopin .

Maintaining a safe worksite is crucial to getting your work done. You can keep people safe while saving hundreds of hours this year, reduce errors, and go green. Available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows here’s how you can create a Safety Inspection app today with GoCanvas.

Find a Form You Want to Convert

When going from paper to mobile, we suggest starting with only a few forms first, and working your way to a paperless office. The form I’m converting was found with a simple google search. You can find a copy of it here.

Log in or Sign up for Canvas

If you have an account, sign in. If not, you can create a free trial account here.

Build Your Safety Inspection App

A) In the My Apps Tab click on Create New App. The screenshot below highlights the button to click.

B) Now, name the app, I’m going to name it “Pressure System Inspection Report” like the original form.

C) Click Save and Launch App Builder

D) In the app builder, you’ll be prompted to name the first screen. Next to Label write, “Inspection Report”. Then, click Done.

E) Add the first field. The form asks for a date, so drag a Date Box into the center screen from the right hand palette. Next to Label write, ‘Inspection Date’ like the original form. Then, click Done.

F) For System Name, you will drag a text box from the right palette into the center screen. Next to Label write, ‘System Name’ and click Done. Repeat this step for:

  • Location
  • Inspection Type
  • Status
  • Building
  • Room

G) Repeat step E. Next to Label write, Date Box, ‘Last Inspection Date’.

H) Repeat step F for

  • National Board Number
  • Serial Number
  • SLAC Pressure System Number

I) For the checklist, drag a Static Box into the center screen. Next to Label write, ‘System Type (check all that apply)’

J) Drag a Checkbox into the center screen. Next to Label write, ‘Scientific’. Repeat this step for

  • Conventional
  • Cryogenic
  • Vacuum

K) Repeat step F for the rest of the fields through Phone

L) For ‘Qualified Inspection Signature’ Drag a Signature Box from the right hand palette to the center screen. Next to Label write, ‘Qualified Inspection Signature’.

M) Repeat step E for the final date.

Save and Publish Your App

At the top of the app builder page, click Save. A pop up screen will show a few options to save. Click Save, Launch, and Publish and hit OK.

Start GoCanvas on Your Mobile Device

To use the app, simply open GoCanvas on your phone or tablet and login. Here’s what it looks like on the iPhone 5

Fill out the Inspection on your mobile device. It will look like this:

View your Data Online

If you logged out of the GoCanvas website, log in again and click on the Submissions tab.  You will find the data you just filled out on your BlackBerry, iPhone, or Android Smartphone.  You can now view it online, download it as a PDF, export it as a CSV/Excel file, or integrate it into a backend system.

A PDF example can be seen here

Save Hundreds of Hours This Year