In this release, we've rolled out two new field types: signature capture and barcode scanning. We've also given existing accounts the ability to use our latest tools when creating a new project.

Signature capture and barcode scanning field types

Using the new signature capture field, respondents can sign directly onto the handset or tablet. The captured signature uploads as an image so you can prove consent or legal acceptance wherever electronic signatures are allowed.

The new and improved barcode field allows fieldworkers to easily and accurately capture data by scanning barcodes and QR codes from directly within the form. Please note that fieldworkers will need to install the Barcode Scanner app, available for free from the Google Play store, or another application that provides similar functionality.

Access to the new tools for existing accounts

If you created your account before we released our new tools in May 2019, you would not have had access to the new form designer and mobile app by default. Now, when you create a new project, you'll be asked whether you'd like to continue using the legacy tools or try out the new ones. If you decide to use the new tools, please note that any fieldworkers you assign will need to download the latest version of Mobenzi Gateway.