Survey Anyplace offers the possibility to take surveys offline, without internet connection. This functionality is available for iOS devices (Apple), for Android devices from version 4.0, for the Windows Phone (newest version) and for PC’s with Google Chrome or Internet Explorer (version 10 and higher) as browser.
Will your survey work offline?
Make sure to check following items in order that your survey will be able to go offline:
- Audio, video and images can be used in offline surveys and quizzes, but this use is limited. The files need to be under 5 MB altogether in order that the survey/quiz can be uploaded in the cache of the device. Keep in mind that the more files you upload, the more timeit'll take to upload the survey/quiz onto the device the first time.
- If you set a limit to the number of appearances of a prize, the Scratch Card can't be used in offline, if you delete this number, it will work in offline.
- Image upload won't work in offline
- Make sure your offline URL is http instead of httpS
- Offline won't work in incognitomode
- Features for which you need to connect with a server won't work in offline: YouTube movies, Final Button with custom URL, Activation Code, Leaderboard, Unique Respondent, Save on Exit, View correct answer:get percentages, Google Analytics, Social Media features and Question Pool.
- The Mailchimp integration, email notification and email templates will get to work as soon as the responses are being uploaded.
Make sure to test
your survey/quiz before the event!The responses
collected offline are synced
automatically as soon as the survey/quiz
on the device with internet connection.
Follow this procedure to create and execute an offline survey. It is important that each step
of this process is executed
exactly as described:
1 Create your surveyLog in
in order to follow the steps in the tool: https://app.surveyanyplace.com/loginCreate
a new quiz
by clicking on the orange + Create New Button
your first question
on the green Add First Question + button.
It's important to know that the question type Image upload cannot be used in offline mode.
These are step-by-step guides
on how to quickly
create a survey
When your survey is ready save
it and go to Extra Options.
Switch the No
for the Offline
2 Add the survey to your deviceEnter
of your survey/quiz in your browser
to open the survey or quiz. It's important to open the URL with the http
prefix instead of the https prefix. Don't use Incognito mode to open the survey. Add
of the webpage of your survey/quiz to the home screen.Click here
to see how you add a survey/quiz to your home screen on Android.
If you work on a desktop
just open the browser and enter the URL.
It's important to open the URL with the HTTP
prefix instead of the HTTPS prefix.
3 Upload your survey/quiz
After having added the icon to the home screen, start
(by tapping on the newly created icon on the home screen) while the device is online.
You do not have to complete the survey: just start it from the home screen, go through the first two question and quit immediately after. However, if you have added elements such as video, audio, a Scratch Card, a Slot Machine, ... you'll have to run through
the entire survey/quiz
in order that all the elements are uploaded.For a desktop of laptop you run through the survey/quiz.
4 Turn off all internet connection
You can do this easily by turning on Airplane Mode
. Open the survey/quiz by clicking on the icon you've added on your home screen.Turn off the internet connection off your laptop/desktop.
It is possible that the first time you launch
offline, the system will show the message ‘Turn Off Airplane Mode or Use Wi-Fi to Access Data
’. Just answer ‘OK’
and continue.Important remark 1: For offline use, it is advised to always launch the mobile app from the home screen button (i.e. not use it offline inside the browser)Important remark 2: It is advised to turn on Airplane Mode to work completely offline. This is a better option than leaving the Wi-Fi/3G/4G on and taking the risk that the device has a poor-quality connection. In the latter cases, there is a potential risk for bad performance and/or loss of data collected in offline mode.
5 Let respondents take your surveyRun
in exactly the same way as you would in online mode. It's best to upload
the responses after collecting a certain number of responses
, depending on the device, in order to keep your responses safe. If the cache of the device is full it won't store any responses anymore. (To give you an estimation: Tablets can easily store 500 responses.)
6 Upload your responses
If you have finished collecting responses
and you are in a location with a (stable) network, turn off the airplane mode
and connect the device to the internet. Close
(if not already done), and launch
the survey again
from the home screen icon.
The system will ask whether it should send the responses to the server and after confirming,
it will automatically send the responses collected offline to the server and will show a message
‘x response records sent to server’. You should be able to see
on your PC.
Important Remark: If you change something to your offline enabled survey or quiz (e.g. you make a change to a question), it will take a few seconds for the change to be effective when (re)starting the survey on a device. You will see a message ‘Downloading offline resources’ for a number of seconds. This behavior is only for offline enabled surveys.