Fulcrum Blog

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Add a Fulcrum App to your Home Screen

Add a Fulcrum App to your Home Screen

23 February 2017 by Cory MacVie

A quick tip for adding a Fulcrum app to your Home Screen.

Tips for Extending Mobile Battery Life

Tips for Extending Mobile Battery Life

22 September 2016 by Coleman McCormick

Tips and tricks for extending the battery life of your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Capturing Coordinates in UTM Format

Capturing Coordinates in UTM Format

30 June 2016 by Coleman McCormick

Collecting data with UTM coordinates using Fulcrum calculation fields.

Five Form Building Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Five Form Building Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

09 June 2016 by Cory MacVie

Some helpful tips that can assist new users when building their first form.

Learn Calculation Fields Through Examples

Learn Calculation Fields Through Examples

07 June 2016 by Coleman McCormick

Using our library of expression code examples to learn new ways for using calculation fields.

Screen Sharing Made Easy

Screen Sharing Made Easy

21 January 2016 by Cory MacVie

Learn how to screen share your iOS and Android devices with a computer or a television.

Using QR Codes for Asset Inventory & Maintenance Logs

Using QR Codes for Asset Inventory & Maintenance Logs

12 January 2016 by Cory MacVie

QR Codes are not just for company promotions and marketing anymore. Learn how to use QR codes for business inventories and more.

Time Series Visualization Using CARTO & Torque

Time Series Visualization Using CARTO & Torque

20 December 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Using CARTO's Torque time series data visualization engine to create animations of Fulcrum data over time.

Apps for Better Neighborhoods and Homeowners Associations

Apps for Better Neighborhoods and Homeowners Associations

09 December 2015 by Cory MacVie

Strengthen communications between HOA Boards & residents & improve your neighborhood with these mobile apps

Learn How to Geocode CSV Files Using Node.js Packages

Learn How to Geocode CSV Files Using Node.js Packages

28 October 2015 by Jason Sanford

How to geocode addresses using Node.js packages before importing data into Fulcrum.

Using Custom Projections in Calculation Fields

Using Custom Projections in Calculation Fields

26 October 2015 by Zac McCormick

Using custom GIS projections in calculation fields using proj4js.

Email Notifications with Embedded Maps

Email Notifications with Embedded Maps

14 October 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Sending email notifications from Fulcrum with embedded maps using Zapier.

Record Links for Advanced Data Relationships

Record Links for Advanced Data Relationships

09 September 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Record links allow you to cross-reference data fields between apps inside of Fulcrum. There are dozens of ways to use record links for powerful improvements to your data capture process.

Learn How To Style Your Fulcrum Data And Maps

Learn How To Style Your Fulcrum Data And Maps

08 September 2015 by Cory MacVie

Improve the appearance of your maps with our new Fulcrum Styler, currently available in Alpha release

Adding Weather Data to Your Fulcrum Records

Adding Weather Data to Your Fulcrum Records

04 September 2015 by Jason Sanford

Use the Forecast.io API to add relevant weather data to your Fulcrum records.

Computing Cost in your Apps with Calculation Fields

Computing Cost in your Apps with Calculation Fields

26 August 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Calculation fields give you a powerful ability to compute values based on data entered by users in your forms. We've published some guides to help out with some methods for calculating costs and displaying as currency.

GPSLogger for Android

GPSLogger for Android

18 August 2015 by Bryan McBride

Integrating Fulcrum and CARTO with GPSLogger for Android

Tips: Fast Map Sharing with geojson.io

Tips: Fast Map Sharing with geojson.io

30 July 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Using geojson.io to publish sharable maps of Fulcrum data.

Pushing Fulcrum Data into ArcGIS Online

Pushing Fulcrum Data into ArcGIS Online

03 June 2015 by Cory MacVie

Learn how to push live collected field data directly into ArcGIS Online using Fulcrum

Conduct a Rapid Damage Assessment

Conduct a Rapid Damage Assessment

30 May 2015 by Cory MacVie

Learn how to conduct a damage assessment and expedite a disaster declaration faster than your current system.

Piping Data into Google Sheets

Piping Data into Google Sheets

29 May 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Load data into Google Sheets to create live-updating datasets.

Using GeoTIFFs for Offline Maps

Using GeoTIFFs for Offline Maps

21 April 2015 by Coleman McCormick

A helpful walkthrough to get you up and running using hi-res imagery in Fulcrum.

Tracking Sales Activity with Fulcrum

Tracking Sales Activity with Fulcrum

15 April 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Using Fulcrum with your sales teams to log and track sales activity.

Fulcrum Classification Set Utility

Fulcrum Classification Set Utility

27 March 2015 by Bryan McBride

Introducing a lightweight web application, which utilizes the Fulcrum API for viewing, creating, modifying and downloading Fulcrum classification sets.

Elapsed Time with Calculation Fields

Elapsed Time with Calculation Fields

09 March 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Capturing elapsed time on surveys using the calculation fields and the TIMEDIFF function.

Being ADA Compliant with Fulcrum

Being ADA Compliant with Fulcrum

27 February 2015 by Cory MacVie

Using Fulcrum to conduct an ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

5 Tips for Using Calculation Fields

5 Tips for Using Calculation Fields

17 February 2015 by Zac McCormick

Tips for using calculation fields for advanced data collection workflows in Fulcrum.

7 Tips for Optimizing Video Collection

7 Tips for Optimizing Video Collection

11 February 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Tips on how to optimize your video data collection using SpatialVideo in Fulcrum.

Indoor and Offline Mapping Made Easy

Indoor and Offline Mapping Made Easy

09 February 2015 by Cory MacVie

Demonstration of how to easily build indoor and offline layers for use with Fulcrum.

Using Fulcrum's Import Tool

Using Fulcrum's Import Tool

05 February 2015 by Coleman McCormick

Watch this video example of how to use Fulcrum's import tool to deploy data out to the field.

Importing ArcGIS Server Layers into Fulcrum

Importing ArcGIS Server Layers into Fulcrum

27 January 2015 by Jason Sanford

Using fulcrum-ags-import tool to import ArcGIS Server map data layers to Fulcrum.

Field Validation Enhancements

Field Validation Enhancements

13 January 2015 by Bryan McBride

Our latest updates include some great form validation enhancements for even better quality control over your data.

Mapping Fish & Wildlife with Fulcrum

Mapping Fish & Wildlife with Fulcrum

16 October 2014 by Coleman McCormick

Conducted a mobile data collection and mapping workshop for the fish and wildlife community at OFWIM.

Fulcrum Map Embeds

Fulcrum Map Embeds

14 October 2014 by Jason Sanford

Sharing mapped Fulcrum data is even easier with customizable map embeds

Web Mapping Reflections from CFGIS Workshop

Web Mapping Reflections from CFGIS Workshop

13 October 2014 by Steve Krueger

Reflections on local governments' web mapping efforts

AmeriCorps & FEMA Corps Volunteers Using Fulcrum

AmeriCorps & FEMA Corps Volunteers Using Fulcrum

23 September 2014 by Cory MacVie

How AmeriCorps & FEMA Corps could use Fulcrum to monitor team deployments and response project activities.

Asset Management with SpatialVideo

Asset Management with SpatialVideo

26 August 2014 by Coleman McCormick

How you can use GPS-tracked SpatialVideo to conduct asset inventory operations using Fulcrum.

Using Floor Plans for Indoor Mapping

Using Floor Plans for Indoor Mapping

18 August 2014 by Coleman McCormick

Check out this guide to creating floor plan facility maps for indoor mapping with Fulcrum.

App Dashboard, Record Title Popups, and Online Media Links

App Dashboard, Record Title Popups, and Online Media Links

05 August 2014 by Bryan McBride

Introducing some exciting new enhancements to the Fulcrum web interface.

Taking Advantage of Data Shares

Taking Advantage of Data Shares

26 June 2014 by Bryan McBride

Innovative ways to integrate Fulcrum with other applications through the use of data shares.

Hyperlink Fields for Custom Links

Hyperlink Fields for Custom Links

24 June 2014 by Coleman McCormick

Using hyperlinks with your mobile apps in Fulcrum lets you link to custom content like hosted files, images, or links to websites.

New Records API Date Filters

New Records API Date Filters

20 May 2014 by Kyle Tolle

Making it easier to filter your data based on times.

Publishing Real-Time Information with Data Shares

Publishing Real-Time Information with Data Shares

30 April 2014 by Kyle Tolle

Easily create shareable URLs of your Fulcrum data for publishing and sharing with others

Using Relations in QGIS with Fulcrum

Using Relations in QGIS with Fulcrum

12 March 2014 by Coleman McCormick

An overview on how you can use QGIS with data collected in Fulcrum to do visualization and analysis for free on the desktop.

Auto-Merge Data for Simultaneous Editing

Auto-Merge Data for Simultaneous Editing

14 January 2014 by Coleman McCormick

A new data auto-merge feature in Fulcrum allows large teams to collaborate in the field more reliably, and supports simultaneous offline editing.

Using Webhooks for Push Notifications

Using Webhooks for Push Notifications

12 December 2013 by Kyle Tolle

How to use push notifications in Fulcrum to extend your data collection activities

Searching and Filtering Data with Fulcrum's Web Dashboard

Searching and Filtering Data with Fulcrum's Web Dashboard

19 November 2013 by Coleman McCormick

Use our latest updates to the Fulcrum data management dashboard to search, sort, and filter your data for fast QA and data review.

Managing Photos in Fulcrum Exports

Managing Photos in Fulcrum Exports

10 September 2013 by Bryan McBride

While Fulcrum photo fields make attaching pictures to records a ‘snap’, the flexibility of having a single field for multiple photos can be somewhat challenging when dealing with exports. In this short blog post I will describe a few techniques I have found for managing this one-to-many relationship challenge.

Managing Permissions with Custom Roles

Managing Permissions with Custom Roles

25 July 2013 by Jeremy Pastika

Many organizations using Fulcrum have requested to ability to have more control over how members can interact with both the web and mobile applications. We've added the ability to create custom member roles to do just that.

Creating Offline Map Layers for Android

Creating Offline Map Layers for Android

03 July 2013 by Andie Dodd

In the last few months we have expanded on offline maps, giving users the ability to add multiple layers on Android devices.

Customized PDF Report Templates

Customized PDF Report Templates

26 June 2013 by Coleman McCormick

A couple of weeks ago, we showcased Fulcrum's report-generation capability, enabling users to generate printable, shareable PDF reports either from their desk or from mobile devices in the field. In addition to this, the Fulcrum team can develop customized templates for your existing forms, maintaining the look and feel of your reports.

Generating PDF Reports from the Field

Generating PDF Reports from the Field

05 June 2013 by Coleman McCormick

Using your custom apps created with the Fulcrum app designer in your web account, after collecting data in the field, you can generate a PDF-based report from a record right from the mobile device.

Improved Data Visualization on the Web

Improved Data Visualization on the Web

30 May 2013 by Zac McCormick

We recently rolled out several major enhancements to the data view on the web. Among the enhancements are a new table view, a split table/map view, and a new record editing interface.

Fulcrum Tips and Tricks

Fulcrum Tips and Tricks

10 April 2013 by Andie Dodd

It is very easy to learn how to use Fulcrum, but with the limitless customization possibilities, we understand it may be overwhelming for a new user. We advise everyone, especially new users, to check out the new user walkthrough. In the mean time, here are a few quick tips and tricks.

Using Record Assignment to Control Field Operation Workflow

Using Record Assignment to Control Field Operation Workflow

20 March 2013 by Andie Dodd

Using Record Assignment to Control Field Operation Workflow

Signatures, PDF Reports, and Workflow Assignment

Signatures, PDF Reports, and Workflow Assignment

14 March 2013 by Alex Helms

Updates to Fulcrum for PDF reporting, import, and assignment.

Fulcrum Data Collection App Adds Status Tracking

Fulcrum Data Collection App Adds Status Tracking

14 February 2013 by Alex Helms

Fulcrum users of Android and iOS will be happy to see new status tracking and export enhancements for our popular data collection app.

Fulcrum Add-in for ArcGIS Desktop

Fulcrum Add-in for ArcGIS Desktop

13 November 2012 by Coleman McCormick

One of the integrations that many users, particularly in the GIS space, have asked for is the ability to bring their Fulcrum data into their ArcGIS workspace.

Importing Your Fulcrum Data Into Microsoft Excel

Importing Your Fulcrum Data Into Microsoft Excel

05 October 2012 by Tyler Johnston

Excel is a powerful too for analyzing data. Learn how to export your data from Fulcrum for use inside of Excel!

Simplifying Data Collection With Choice Lists

Simplifying Data Collection With Choice Lists

03 October 2012 by Andie Dodd

Choice lists in Fulcrum allow you to create and save custom single- or multiple-choice fields so that you can reuse them across as many apps as you need.

Using Classification Sets in Fulcrum

Using Classification Sets in Fulcrum

19 September 2012 by Andie Dodd

Classification sets let you define types and schemas for classifying data. Learn more about how to integrate this new feature into your Fulcrum app.

Tips To Help You Get the Most Out of Mobile Device

Tips To Help You Get the Most Out of Mobile Device

31 August 2012 by Alex Helms

Learn how to get the most out of your data collection efforts with Fulcrum and your mobile device