Today we have released our brand new mobile app for iOS! Our new version for Android will come later this year. But this release marks culmination of an overhaul of our platform that started last year. For more details about what GoCanvas 8 truly is, please read the blog written by our CEO, James Quigley.
We have re-designed everything from the ground up with this new release. We have made it more intuitive and user-friendly while also prettying it up! This also gives us a new baseline to start off of as we add more functionality to GoCanvas.
You can find the new version in the Apple App Store, but here are the major differences between the old version and new version.
The first thing you'll noticed after logging-in is that your My Apps screen looks different. Don't worry, the process is still the same in launching one of your forms. Just tap the name to open! The biggest difference here is the bottom navigation. You now have three tabs: My Apps (shown above), History (previously accessible by clicking the Menu button), and Sync (previously a large button on your My Apps page).
In order to upload any completed submissions, retrieve any app updates, or retrieve any assigned dispatches or handoffs, you must synchronize your device. Whereas you used to click the large Synchronize button, now you can go to the Sync tab OR pull down the screen on the My Apps page to sync.
We've also updated the in-app keyboard to include some shortcuts.
Loops allow you to repeat a single screen or multiple screens in your apps as many times as needed. This is a great feature to use for adding items to a materials list, adding multiple labor codes and rates for hours worked, or completing an inspection that spans multiple rooms. You can learn more about loops here.
We've simplified the process of adding items to a loop. Instead of selecting or typing a value then clicking another button, now you just click the Add New Row button.
Table of Contents has been redesigned. You can bring it up at any time by clicking the Table of Contents icon, or you can move to the next screen without switching back and forth from the Table of Contents.
Pending submissions are reports that you have completed but not yet uploaded to GoCanvas. If you have disabled Sync after tapping Submit on the Complete Submission screen, a pending submission will be created that will upload the next time you sync. Tap the Sync tab to learn more about the pending submission.
On the Sync screen, you can click Tap to Sync to upload, or click on the pending submission to review, edit, or delete the data.
You can view your submission history by clicking the History tab. If enabled for the app, you can click on a submission to edit or view the PDF. Now, you can filter your submission history by date and by app. Click the filter icon in the top right corner (next to the gear icon) to do this.
The version of GoCanvas you have installed will show at the bottom of the screen. As best practice you’ll want to make sure that you’ve installed the latest updates. You can check if there are any updates by going to the Apple App or Google Play Stores.
If you have any questions about GoCanvas or need help replacing paper based forms with an Android or Apple device, please don't hesitate to contact us.