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Mobile: Quick Capture Observations for Android

This announcement represents a single point in time. Future releases may impact the information below.
 Feature Released: July 10, 2023 / Updated: July 31, 2023

Quick Capture Observations on Android

With Quick Capture, you can create a high volume of observations in a short amount of time, helping improve your company's Quality & Safety measures and save you valuable time.

Quick Capture allows you to record short videos of issues on the job site and convert the videos into observations from an Android device. 

While recording a video, you can verbally describe what you are seeing and the audio will be transcribed to automatically populate the observation’s Title, Type, and Description fields. 

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Start Quick Capture


To initiate Quick Capture for observations, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Procore app on your Android device.
  2. Click the Add + icon on the Observations tool.
  3. Tap Create with Quick Capture.


  • Your Android device must be configured to allow the Procore app to do the following:
    • Take pictures and record video
    • Access the device's location
    • Record audio

Main Screen

  1. Set a location for observation you want to create. You can change the location later if needed when reviewing the observation details.
  2. Start recording a new observation.
  3. Review and send recorded observations to the project's Observation tool.
  4. On supported devices, you can use your device's flashlight when recording.

Record Items to Create Observations with Quick Capture

Tap the record button to begin recording. While recording, describe the observation out loud. Quick Capture uses your verbal description to populate the item's Title, Type, and Description fields.


Review Recorded Items and Create Observations

Review each recorded item and fill out additional fields. Then click Create to create the observation in your project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which fields are populated when I record an observation with Quick Capture? 

Quick Capture automatically populates the Title and Description fields based on the audio captured during the recording. Quick Capture also attempts to populate the observation's Type field (if you say the name of a Type that already exists in your Procore account). You can update the other observation fields when reviewing, before you create the observation.

How do I assign observations created with Quick Capture?

You can add assignees when reviewing the observation, before you click 'Create'. 

Do I need an internet connection to use Quick Capture? 

Quick Capture does not require an internet connection when you are recording items for observations. However, you will need a mobile or Wi-fi network connection in order to create the observation.

Can Quick Capture be used in Procore's Web Application? 

Quick Capture recordings can only be done using Procore's Android application. After observations are created with Quick Capture, they can be accessed and responded to in Procore's web application in the same way as other observations. 

What fields can I enter using Quick Capture? 

By default, the Quick Capture form shows the following fields:

  • Title (Required)
  • Type
  • Status
  • Assignee
  • Distribution
  • Trade
  • Location
  • Due Date
  • Private
  • Priority
  • Hazard
  • Contributing Condition
  • Contributing Behaviour
  • Description

The fields for your observations will reflect the field sets you have configured for each type, including custom fields and changes to required and visible fields. See Create a Project Level Observation Template, and Which fields in the observation tool can be configured as required, optional, or hidden? 

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