December 17, 2011

Lanbito – Create Forms for Mobile Devices

Lanbito is a tool that people can use to build all sorts of customizable forms that can be used on all sorts of mobile devices. By using Lanbito to create the forms a company posts on its website or blog, business owners can make it easier for customers to view these forms on their iPhones and iPads—ultimately leading to an increase in the number of responses they receive.

If you want to use Lanbito to start creating forms, you’ll need to sign in with a Google account. By doing this, you make it easy for Lanbito to save your collected data in a Google spreadsheet that can be accessed by you at any time. When you get to the “New Form” page, you’ll see a mockup of an iPhone screen that represents how your form will look on a mobile device. Drag individual fields from the left-hand column and drop them into place on the mockup screen. Customize the properties for each of these fields, and choose a color or theme for your form. You’ll also want to give your form a title, include a bit of header text, and add instructions for users when necessary. Lanbito gives you the option to redirect users to a different URL or to allow only one entry per device. When you’re ready to go, just click the “Publish” button once and your form will be created.

When your form is live, you’ll be able to view it from any iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC. Lanbito will provide you with a link to the form, which you can post on your website or tweet out to followers online. Additionally, Lanbito forms can be downloaded and embedded for even further integration. Overall, Lanbito is a really quick and easy way to create forms that people can submit from their mobile devices.

Practical Uses:

  • Embed a registration form for an upcoming event on your business website
  • Let customers place orders from their iPhones and iPads
  • Collect demographic information from your Twitter followers
  • Invite wedding guests to RSVP online

Insider Tips:

  • Lanbito forms can be viewed on any iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC
  • Form creators can prevent people from entering a contest more than once from a single device
  • Users have 12 themes to choose from
  • The data collected on forms is saved to a Google spreadsheet

What we liked:

  • Businesses that use Lanbito are likely to get more responses from customers
  • People can access the data they gather right away
  • All forms are based on HTML5
  • Users can choose whatever theme they want without having to pay any extra

What we didn’t like:

  • Users have to pay if they get more than 100 submissions on their forms in a month
  • Lanbito can’t guarantee that its forms will work on all Android, Blackberry, and Nokia devices


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Hong Kong
  • Web site:


  • Free for up to 100 entries per month
  • After 100 entries, the price ranges from 3 cents to .2 cents per entry

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