Itouch as an input device for forms

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gr82bhere, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. gr82bhere macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    I was wondering if I set up a .pdf form, would the itouch be a good input device? The scenario is for new patients to our clinic to have a way to fill out the forms and then upload them to the database.
    It seems the perfect size but I am expecting that it would need to be hacked and I am not sure how stable that would be over time
    Would the Itouch accept one of those spiffy operating systems and office suites for usb drives that would make it more of a computer? (Sorry that just does not seem the right way to say it but you get the idea)
    Would an Iphone make the cut if the Itouch is not the right equipment?
    Thanks in advance for your help
    I really want to keep it as simple as possible and it seems that
    Tablet/notebooks seem frought with more battery, weight and intimidation, as well as potential operating complications than I want the office people and patients to have to endure.
    Pat M.
  2. Stratification macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2005
    Spokane, WA
    I'd expect that an internal web page would be a better fit, using a PDF for that purpose would seem sort of like overkill. Coding up a page for an iPod Touch would make more sense, to my mind.
  3. gr82bhere thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    html vs pdf or word

    Thanks for the advice.

    I guess I saw doing it in word and transfering to pdf or just in pdf as more of a word processing thing that I had some familiarity and was capable also of inputting the data into a spreadsheet but coding html seems daunting. Are there any cheap software packages that would code html like that (without a steep learning curve)?

    your humble student

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