The ICT4D Corner
The intersection of technology
and social good.
“There’s no choice but to act now” - WHO Contact Tracing template app available today
Every day that we are not responding to this crisis in full force will cost lives.
March 19, 2020
WHO COVID-19 contact tracing template application released
To support organizations who are coordinating COVID-19 response, yesterday we released a free template application which implements the full World Health Organization’s FFX protocol for case reporting and contact tracing.
March 19, 2020
Join the fight to support critical open source infrastructure
Open Source tools are a critical piece of global infrastructure, and need champions for long term investment
March 17, 2020
How CommCare Supports Cash Transfer Programs Around the World
Dimagi is one of the many actors supporting efficiently cash delivery to regions that need it with the use of technology. Learn more about our partners in this effort.
March 17, 2020
Supporting Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Dimagi is giving pro bono licenses to CommCare projects that are used to build COVID-19 response applications through May 2021. Find out if your project qualifies and apply today!
March 5, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Storytelling
Learn how to use storytelling to establish reliable and relatable user workflows and understand the unique challenges of your mobile app's users.
February 11, 2020
Two big lessons that Iowa and Geneva can teach us about technology in digital development
Last week brought two high profile technology failures into the global spotlight. Although these two mishaps may seem quite different at first glance, they both highlight challenges that are inherent in providing software in the public sector (regardless of locale) and illustrate cautionary lessons worth discussing for practitioners in Digital Development. The Iowa Caucus Debacle
February 7, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Card Sorting
We use card sorting often to help participants explain their expectations and understanding of various topics. Learn how to employ this research technique with a few examples of our experience in the field.
January 28, 2020
New Study on Mobile Health Interventions Featured in BioMed Central
York University Associate Professor Maggie MacDonald recently published a study exploring the potential of mobile health interventions to improve maternity care in remote, rural, and underserved communities in Senegal.
January 7, 2020
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What Every Developer Should Know About CouchDB
A little more than five years ago, I started working with CouchDB. I had recently joined Dimagi, and before I arrived on the scene, Dimagi had found some success using CouchDB in one of our largest projects at the time, an offline EMR in Zambia. We chose CouchDB because of its replication capabilities, which let us keep data
March 29, 2016
New CommCare Form Builder Improvements Released
The CommCare team is excited to roll out some improvements to the CommCare form builder today. The following changes simplify the way users interact with the form builder. We updated the following in the form builder: the top-level navigation, question properties, and multi-select checkboxes. Read below to learn more! 1) Top-level navigation Here’s a blank
March 3, 2017