Have you ever lost track of what you read where and when on the internet, struggled to remember where that interesting snippet of information was?
Whether doing research, searching for a new job or looking for a best buy - the bee app can help you capture the interesting bits when and as you find them on the internet. You can quickly create collections and lists of data that can be shared and conveniently viewed on your smartphone, tablet or pc (screen shot).
Palmoto bee makes internet based research more manageable and useful. Like a bee collecting nectar to make honey you can use the app to capture, curate, store and share data.
*Web app requires chrome, firefox or safari browsers to capture data - other browsers are limited to viewing data.
Data is captured using web forms that you create in Google Drive and inject into any web page to capture data using the bee app. When a form is submitted the data is collected and stored in your Google Drive spreadsheet. All your data is stored on Google Drive along with your other documents. No login is required to use the bee app and no data is processed or stored by Palmoto - giving you complete control.
Palmoto bee is an open source project hosted on Google Code. Using a secure server to deliver the application files means your secure web browsing will not be compromised. Being an open source project also means that anyone can review the integrity of application source code as required. It is published with a MIT code license.
Palmoto bee works with google drive, if you are not familiar with creating forms in google drive please read 'Create a Google form' before proceeding.
Once you have created the necessary Google Drive documents, and copied the url to the live form - open up the palmoto bee app in your browser and do the following:
You can simply view the captured data in you spreadsheet on Google Drive and use the powerful tools to create graphs or edit the data. You can also use the bee app to view your data collections as follows:
The selection type options enable you to specify what data to extract from the host web page as follows:
The default selection type is content/text. You can preset a default for individual fields when creating your form by specifying the selection type in the 'Help text' of the form field as follows: [bee/document/href],[bee/date/local] or [bee/image/url] etc (see example academic referencing form).
The selection mode options change the way in which your captured data is entered into the form as follows:
The palmoto bee app is ideal for capturing data to create academic references. Look at the following example spreadsheet and form to see what form fields are required to create your personal academic referencing app (Note the example form is not currently saving responses).
Notice the example form makes use of the time saving data selectors [bee/document/href] and [bee/date/local] to automatically configure the form fields to the correct data type when filled. When viewed in the bee app the above documents will appear as follows:
You can display more than one blok in the bee app as follows: