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Tap and Hold vs Double Tap for Data Entry

Date Written: 2/5/15

You can easily enter inspection information on the 'Edit Category' screen using either the 'Tap and Hold' method or the 'Double Tap' method. The 'Tap and Hold' method was added in Version 7 while the 'Double Tap' method has been around since the beginning on the app. Both methods work great for entering information and it'll be up to each inspector to decide which works best for them.

The 'Tap and Hold' method works great for those times you need to select from your dropdown list and you aren't sure where the comment is at in the list, or if you want to cycle through all the items without having to continuously tap. It provides a smooth way of looking through your dropdown list and then selecting the desired answer. You can use the 'Tap and Hold' method to select the rating, the description and the note for a line. If you give this method a try and find that the items are being cycled through either too fast or too slowly, you can go into Settings and adjust the speed that the tap and hold method cycles through your list options.

The 'Double Tap' method works best for those times where you know exactly what comment you want to enter and where it is at in the list. For example, if you know that the description for the line you are filling out is the first item in the dropdown list, then all you have to do is quickly double tap on the description box and you'll have your answer selected and you're ready to move on. You can use this method of data entry for both ratings and descriptions, but it does not work with notes.

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