The DataScope mobile app is designed to work offline. Users can to fill out and submit forms when their device does not have a network connection. No data will be lost. Submitted forms can be sent in by synchronising it once a network connection is available.
However, the device does still need to be sync periodically, especially in order for submitted forms to be sent to the server. Otherwise, submitted forms will be stored locally (only on the device) in the app's Pending tab.
If workers are frequently in areas with no network connection, administrators should plan accordingly, and not expect field users to have new data the moment they make changes to a form or data. If an update to a form/data source has been made that is absolutely essential for users to have, it may be advisable for administrators to send out a communication to all users reminding them to find the time to reconcile before beginning work on their forms.
Every time DataScope is launched, it will try to synchronise any pending forms if there is an available connection.