Current limitations of Teamscope

Current limitations of Teamscope

The following features are either not available or in beta mode. Please bear them in mind when getting started or deciding if Teamscope is the right tool for your project. This list also gives you an overview of the features that are most frequently requested and that we will be working on soon:

1. Our form builder is still very young.

Our form builder is still in its early phase. After you save your form you can't delete fields, only edit your existent ones or add new ones. Also, If you have a complex form and would want to build it just by yourself, the bad news is that it might not be possible. The good one 🤔: We are here to help 👋. Please don't hesitate to contact support: support@teamscopeapp.com.

2. No multi-user editing

You can edit the entries (i.e. form submission) that you have created, but you cannot edit an entry created by someone else in your team or a participant (i.e. a patient). In other words, if someone in your team has uploaded data with a mistake, only that person can change it.

📣 Update (1 Dec 2020): We now support multi-user editing of a same entry on the web dashboard. Still pending is to support this on iOS and Android.

3. No web-based data entry

At the moment it is not possible to collect data (i.e. complete a form) from a web browser, only from our iOS and Android app. If web-based is deal breaker here other great solutions that support web-based data entry.

📣 Update (1 Dec 2020): You can now create entries and cases directly from our web dashboard 🎉

4. You can't delete or archive data

At the moment you cannot delete, or archive data. If you need to clear your database, delete specific entries or form fields, please send us an email support@teamscopeap.com.

📣 Update (1 Apr 2021): You can archive and permanently delete data from our web dashboard 🎉

5. You can't send mobile reminders or push notifications

It is not possible to send mobile reminders or notifications to participants.

📣 Update (5 Jan 2021): You can now schedule mobile reminders 🎉: read more.

6. No images, video or audio capture

At the moment it is not possible to capture qualitative data such as images, videos or audio in your forms.

📣 Update (5 Apr 2021): This feature is in development and we can't wait for you to try it out. We estimate to ship it mid May.

7. No GPS data collection on Android

GPS data collection is currently only available on the iOS app. If you plan to collect GPS data only with our iOS app please send us an email to access that feature support@teamscopeapp.com

📣 Update (5 Nov 2020): GPS data collection is now implemented across Android, iOS & Web 🎉

8. No PDF export

You can export your data in spreadsheet format (CSV, Excel, etc) but not to PDF, at least not for now.

9. No group-level permissions

You can assign permissions to participants and team members but you can't create groups and assign permissions at a group level, for example to give all the researchers from department A "view own" permissions.

📣 Update (2 Feb 2021): You can now create group-level permissions 🎉

10. No dependencies between forms

At the moment you cannot define dependencies (conditional rules) between forms, only within a form. In other words, you cannot show/hide a form depending on the data that was entered previously on another form.

11. Data export aggregates all cases on one file

When you export the data of a longitudinal study, this generates a spreadsheet file per form that includes the case identifiers for you to link across time the data of your cases. If you wish to export the data of a single case, or a certain period of time, that is not possible, only all of the data of all cases.

12. No randomization

In some studies you will want to randomize subjects into different possible treatments (treatment A vs. treatment B). We supported randomization in the past and could bring it back but at the moment it is not a supported feature, sorry.

The following features are either not available or in beta mode. Please bear them in mind when getting started or deciding if Teamscope is the right tool for your project. This list also gives you an overview of the features that are most frequently requested and that we will be working on soon:

1. Our form builder is still very young.

Our form builder is still in its early phase. After you save your form you can't delete fields, only edit your existent ones or add new ones. Also, If you have a complex form and would want to build it just by yourself, the bad news is that it might not be possible. The good one 🤔: We are here to help 👋. Please don't hesitate to contact support: support@teamscopeapp.com.

2. No multi-user editing

You can edit the entries (i.e. form submission) that you have created, but you cannot edit an entry created by someone else in your team or a participant (i.e. a patient). In other words, if someone in your team has uploaded data with a mistake, only that person can change it.

📣 Update (1 Dec 2020): We now support multi-user editing of a same entry on the web dashboard. Still pending is to support this on iOS and Android.

3. No web-based data entry

At the moment it is not possible to collect data (i.e. complete a form) from a web browser, only from our iOS and Android app. If web-based is deal breaker here other great solutions that support web-based data entry.

📣 Update (1 Dec 2020): You can now create entries and cases directly from our web dashboard 🎉

4. You can't delete or archive data

At the moment you cannot delete, or archive data. If you need to clear your database, delete specific entries or form fields, please send us an email support@teamscopeap.com.

📣 Update (1 Apr 2021): You can archive and permanently delete data from our web dashboard 🎉

5. You can't send mobile reminders or push notifications

It is not possible to send mobile reminders or notifications to participants.

📣 Update (5 Jan 2021): You can now schedule mobile reminders 🎉: read more.

6. No images, video or audio capture

At the moment it is not possible to capture qualitative data such as images, videos or audio in your forms.

📣 Update (5 Apr 2021): This feature is in development and we can't wait for you to try it out. We estimate to ship it mid May.

7. No GPS data collection on Android

GPS data collection is currently only available on the iOS app. If you plan to collect GPS data only with our iOS app please send us an email to access that feature support@teamscopeapp.com

📣 Update (5 Nov 2020): GPS data collection is now implemented across Android, iOS & Web 🎉

8. No PDF export

You can export your data in spreadsheet format (CSV, Excel, etc) but not to PDF, at least not for now.

9. No group-level permissions

You can assign permissions to participants and team members but you can't create groups and assign permissions at a group level, for example to give all the researchers from department A "view own" permissions.

📣 Update (2 Feb 2021): You can now create group-level permissions 🎉

10. No dependencies between forms

At the moment you cannot define dependencies (conditional rules) between forms, only within a form. In other words, you cannot show/hide a form depending on the data that was entered previously on another form.

11. Data export aggregates all cases on one file

When you export the data of a longitudinal study, this generates a spreadsheet file per form that includes the case identifiers for you to link across time the data of your cases. If you wish to export the data of a single case, or a certain period of time, that is not possible, only all of the data of all cases.

12. No randomization

In some studies you will want to randomize subjects into different possible treatments (treatment A vs. treatment B). We supported randomization in the past and could bring it back but at the moment it is not a supported feature, sorry.