It would be very helpful if you could view the default PDF output for an app submission without having to submit / sync first.
I realize that PDF generation is handled by the back-end and that a large part of the concern is that the endpoint / device being used might not have enough horsepower to render a PDF... but:
- Maybe a slider switch could be added in the GoCanvas Mobile settings tab to allow the user to enable/disable PDF previews based on what they need and their device capabilities or something? That way it woudn't be required, just possible.
Another thought might be some kind of "print preview submission" that isn't really a final submission but does a "mini-sync" with just the data for that current submission (and none of the other items that are uploaded / downloaded during a normal sync). This mini-sync could give the submission to the back-end just long enough to spit out a PDF and get it back on the device... then the mini-sync data / PDF / temp submission could be removed once the device confirms receipt of the PDF... Of course this one would require connectivity (which most folks have most of the time).
Yet another thought might be to reconfigure the submission review modal window so that it is essentially the same as the PDF output without actually being a PDF if that makes sense.
We get frequent requests and wishes for this. Many times users want to just have a glance at the output to ensure that things are accurate before they submit... but they have to submit in order to see it.