Email Sign Up (email collection app for Android) version 1.7 is now available on Google Play and Amazon. This app already allowed name and email collection. The latest version adds the ability to collect phone numbers as well as providing two additional customizable fields. The phone number and custom text fields are optional. I have put together some screen captures to show the features in action using my bee keeping club example.
The primary purpose of the app is to collect information in a computer readable format. All collected data is written to a CSV file that can be imported into email clients, excel or email service providers. A vCard file can also be created. This allows contacts to be imported into the Android contact manager. In addition, email addresses can be added to MailChimp lists directly from the app if network connectivity is available.
Email Collection App Example
The above screen shot shows the email collection screen with all the optional fields enabled. You can ask for phone numbers and they will be stored in the CSV file as well as the vCard file. The last two text fields will also be stored in the CSV file if they are enabled.
In this example, the beekeeper is being asked how many hives they have as well as what city they are from. However, any text information could be requested. At a trade show, for example, it might be appropriate to ask for “Company Name.”
Enable Optional Fields
The screen shots below show how the optional fields are enabled and customized. Once the fields are configured, the custom text will show up on the email collection screen.