Google Forms Feature Tutorial

The Google Forms Feature allows you to insert a Google Forms form directly into your app. In this article we'll go over how to use it.

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Updated over a week ago

What is the Google Forms Feature?

The Google Forms Feature allows you to insert a Google Form for your users to fill out directly from your app!

What are some use cases of the Google Forms Feature?

Some use cases of this feature include:

  • Creating an app for a conference? You can use Google Forms to create a registration form for your event

  • If you have a fitness app you can use the Google Forms Feature to allow your users to send in fitness questions

  • You can use the Google Forms Feature in your church’s app to allow users to send in prayer requests

How Do You Set Up The Google Forms Feature?

Now let’s go over how to add a Google Forms Feature to your app, and how to make sure your Google Forms form is ready to be added to your app. First we’ll go over how to add a Google Forms Feature to your app.

Step 1: Add a new Google Forms feature to your app

When you’re ready to add a Google Forms form to your app, go to the Feature Marketplace and create a new instance of the Google Forms Feature and place it in your app where you’d like your users to access it. If you need help with how you create a new instance of a feature, we have a dedicated article on that which you can find here.

Step 2: Copy the Share URL of your Google Forms Form

Now that you’ve created a new Google Forms Feature, go to your Google Drive and grab the Share URL for the Forms form. To do this, click on the “Send” button.

Then click on the link icon.

This will generate a link to the form for you. Go ahead and copy this link.

Step 3: Paste the link in the URL field and click “Validate”

Once you’ve adjusted the share settings for your Google Forms form, copy its share URL and paste it into the “URL” field in the App Dashboard and click “Validate”.

Congratulations! You have now successfully added the Google Forms form to your app!

NOTE: You will not be able to view the form from the Control Panel in the emulator. You will need to publish your app to be able to see the full functionality of this feature.

What are some tips you should know about?

Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.

Pro Tip: Be Mindful Of Different Device Users When Setting Up Your Form

You should be mindful of your app’s users when setting up a form in Google Forms. There is a known problem on iOS Devices with the format of the date picker in Google Forms when entering a date and including both the Year and the Time. Because of this, we recommend shying away from this date format.

What are some related articles?

In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:

Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)

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