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What’s new in Askiadesign 5.5.2

What's new in askiadesign 5.5.2?

Following Seyf’s introductory article on extending Analyse 5.5.2 with R and Python, the latest update to our survey authoring app, AskiaDesign, is now available. This major release contains many new features that are all detailed in our Help Centre; but if you just want the highlights, continue below 🙂 So, what’s new in AskiaDesign 5.5.2? Max visible iterations We’ve added a new property available for all Loop questions named Max visible iterations to define the number of the loop’s items will appear on a single screen. This property…

Vertical Grids/Tables in Askia

People often ask why Askia is a better platform for online surveys than many of the free or very cheap packages out there in the market. The above question shows this nicely in my view. We want to make answering survey questions as easy as possible for the respondents, so here we have compressed a lot of questions into a single, mobile responsive screen, rather than 5 or 6 screens. In this example we have combined many different question types in a table or grid (drop downs, single…

What’s new in askiadesign 5.4.9 ?

What's new in askiadesign 5.4.9 ?

The latest release of askiadesign is jam-packed with new features (along with the usual fixes!); here are some of the most notable ones: New routing: Query Web Service We have added a new routing: Query a web service. It allows you to call a Web Service in order to have your survey interact with external data, third-party web applications, … The interface allows you to run different scripts depending on the success of the call and to manipulate and store the different parts of the response. We can…

Design: Feet on the ground, head in the cloud

Design: feet on the ground, head in the cloud

The legend goes that, one day, we will release Design6, our online survey programming package. Check the night sky for a star indicating the Orient because D6 is scheduled for this winter. In the meantime, the D5 team is still very active. As we often do with other software, we first test and release functionalities for offline apps (in 5.4 and 5.5) to make them available later online (in D6). We have communicated already on the new Web Service routing and the changes to AskiaScript so JSON would…

A fortunate chain of events – a dry read

A fortunate chain of events

At Askia we love to talk about Askia things… and about a year ago, the technical team got together in a room and agreed on what was our biggest need: the ability to elegantly call a web service from a survey and decipher the result and store it appropriately. Web-service not included I have mentioned in previous articles how an API allows you extend your para-data. With the IP-address that you collect (and that we encrypt – GDPR is watching you), you can obtain the general location of…

MaxDiff grows!

MaxDiff grows!

This article provides an in-depth explanation of AskiaDesign‘s built-in capacity to manage MaxDiff data collection & analysis methodologies. For those of you who, like me, need a short reminder of what MaxDiff is; this is the definition provided by Wikipedia: The MaxDiff is a long-established academic mathematical theory with very specific assumptions about how people make choices: it assumes that respondents evaluate all possible pairs of items within the displayed set and choose the pair that reflects the maximum difference in preference or importance. It may be thought of as…

Of Askia Scripts and Functions

Of Askia Scripts and Functions

Introduction: What are Askia Scripts for? Or should I say what are their function? AskiaScripts were designed to evaluate conditions within a survey – at first to branch the survey and then to set values to (often dummy) questions. They needed to be easy to write (and re-read!) and the user should know at creation time if the script was going to succeed or not. The needs to improve AskiaScripts came as our clients’ surveys became incredibly complex – and that we used our language to produce our…

Our latest survey controls

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In order to allow our users to further engage with their respondents, we have been relentlessly adding new survey controls to our software offering. These controls, also known as ADCs (Askia Design Controls) are freely accessible to all Askia users and allow extended customisation so they fit your needs. Below, a selection of our latest survey controls: Responsive Table The Responsive Table ADC allows you to embed grid (matrix) questions in your survey without having to worry about mobile and tablet respondents. The table will expand / collapse depending…

Presenting ADXStudio

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ADXStudio is here!! What is it? ADXStudio is an IDE for people who want to create Askia Design Control (and later Askia Design Page) easier and faster. This application can support AskiaScript, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, … and more. ADXStudio was built with Electron, this application is based on NodeJS. Furthermore, we have included CodeMirror (already used in Design and Vista) to get a complete text editor with syntax highlighting and autocompletion. Installation To install ADXStudio, follow the procedure available here. ADXStudio is available on Github and everyone who wants to contribute can…

Is Askia compatible with Windows 10 ?

AskiaSuite Starting from version 5.3.5 of AskiaSuite (askiadesign & askiaanalyse), our beloved swiss-army knife software suite is compatible with Windows 10. AskiaSuite 5.3.3 is NOT yet compatible (as of November 2015) with Windows 10. Please check the comments below to see the latest update. Supervisor & CATI While askiafield 5.3.3 appears to be compatible, we recommend using the latest 5.3.5 versions, for the sake of matching your AskiaSuite version. Web-based applications Our browser-based applications, such as askiavista or askiaweb are not affected by client OS changes and thus remain compatible. Happy upgrade!