Handy Poll 1.0
Handy Poll helps you create polls in minutes and view the results on a pie or bar chart. Your respondents can easily cast their vote using any handset capable of sending SMS.
Viewing list of polls
When the application starts, the first screen shows the list of polls that you have previously created. These polls are arranged alphabetically in ascending order. Polls that display the title in black and italicized indicate that they are currently disabled. Disabled polls are located at the bottom of the list.
Creating a poll
While viewing the list of polls, click on the Menu button and choose New Poll.
Title - a short and descriptive name of the poll that will be displayed on the list of polls.
Question - the question that you want to ask to your respondents to get their opinions
Keyword - a unique single word that your respondents must use to cast their vote
You can add options or choices for your poll by filling-up the Option box. A new Option box will be created automatically when you click on the last box. You can remove an option by clicking the button on the right side of the box. At least 2 options must be filled-up.
These options will be numbered from 1 onwards and the number will be used by your respondents to cast their votes. For example, if your keyword is FOOD and you have two options, Chinese food and Thai food, then your respondents should reply FOOD 1 for Chinese food or FOOD 2 for Thai food.
Respondents - you can add respondents from your contacts by typing their names or you can simply add their numbers.
Reply instructions - you can change the instruction on how your respondents must send back to cast their vote. Make sure that you typed in the same prefix that you use on the first screen of the wizard.
When you click on the Save button, you will be able to preview the poll that you have just created. Review the question, choices and the reply instructions as well as the number of SMS that is needed to send out the poll to your respondents. Click Proceed if everything is ok.
After that, the application will start sending out SMS to your respondents. Take note that these SMS will incur charges on your phone.
Editing a poll
On the list of polls, click the poll that you want to edit. A pop-up dialog will be shown then click Edit to start editing your poll.
Deleting a poll
On the list of polls, click the poll that you want to delete. A pop-up dialog will be shown then click Delete and click Yes to confirm.
Enabling / Disabling a poll
You can temporarily disable polls by going to the list of polls then click the poll that you want to disable. A pop-up dialog will be shown then click Disable to toggle poll status. A disabled poll will not process and receive any votes.
To enable polls, go to the list of polls then click the poll that you want to enable. A pop-up dialog will be shown then click Enable to toggle poll status. When poll is enabled, it will start processing and receiving votes.
You can view the result of a poll by going to the list of polls then click an item. A pop-up dialog will be shown then click Reports to go to the reports section.
Poll results can be viewed here in pie chart. Choices are identified by different colors.
A detailed poll results can be viewed here. Votes are presented on a bar graph which also displays the percentage and the number of votes for each choice.
Export to CSV
Poll results can be exported to CSV format which can later be viewed on your desktop. To export the result, while on the Chart or Details view, click on Menu then select Export to CSV. Exported file will be saved to your memory card under HandyPoll folder.
Application settings can be modified on the settings section. To change the settings, go to the list of polls, click Menu and select Settings.
When checked, any incoming SMS that matches any one of your polls will be marked as read automatically.
When checked, anyone will be able to cast their vote even though you haven't specified them as respondents of your poll.
Block Repeat Voters
When checked, respondents will not be able to cast their votes multiple times
To view help instructions, you can go to the list of polls, click Menu and choose Help or you can always click on the question mark icon on upper right part of the screen.