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How to Implement Your Mobile Data Collection Program and Train Your Team
Part seven in our series on getting starting with mobile data collection addresses the implementation stage of the process, including how to launch your application and train your team.
August 14, 2018
How to Design & Test Your Mobile Data Collection Solution
Part six in our series on getting starting with mobile data collection explains the process of designing, building, and testing your mobile data collection solution.
August 7, 2018
How to Establish Data Collection Standards
Part five in our series on getting starting with mobile data collection explains why a data collection tool alone is not enough to make sure you are collecting consistent, clean data and how data collection standards will set your project up for success.
July 31, 2018
How to Choose the Right Mobile Data Collection Tool
Part four in our series on getting starting with mobile data collection shares the benefits of mobile over paper and the questions to ask that will help you find the right platform for your program.
July 24, 2018
What Are Your Data Requirements?
This should not come as a surprise, but data is the most important piece of any mobile data collection program. So, a comprehensive understanding of the data you need to collect is vital to understand exactly how you will collect it.
July 19, 2018
What Is Your Data Collection Process?
Part two in our series on getting starting with mobile data collection focuses on why and how to examine and outline your existing data collection process.
July 10, 2018
Dimagi Recognized on B Corporation’s 2018 Best For The World List
We are honored to share that B Corporation recognized Dimagi on its 2018 Best For the World List in two categories: customers and governance.
July 3, 2018
Cleaning Data in CommCare Just Got Easier
Data can be messy. Requirements change, humans make mistakes, and your data sets start to look rough around the edges. The CommCare team is excited to announce new tools to help make sure your data is pristine.
July 2, 2018
What Are Your Project Objectives?
Part one in our series on getting started with mobile data collection focuses on the importance of setting clear project objectives to serve as the foundation of your program.
June 27, 2018
Mobile Data Collection: How to Get Started
Mobile data collection is a method of compiling qualitative and quantitative inputs via a mobile device. This article introduces eight steps helpful steps from identifying your project objectives to sustaining your mobile data collection platform.
June 19, 2018
Why Pilot Studies Are Still Important
"Pilotitis" can make for a compelling claim, but Program Manager Jeremy Wacksman explains why pilots still represent the time and place where we get our technology right and ensure we are developing something useful for the user.
June 11, 2018
Why Peace Corps Cameroon Is Leveraging Mobile Data Collection in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Peace Corps Cameroon volunteer D'Arcy Williams shares the challenges he had with old data collection process and successes his team experienced when they switched to a new mobile data collection tool for an HTC campaign during World AIDS Day 2017.
May 29, 2018
A New Mobile Data Collection App for Clubfoot Treatment with MiracleFeet
MiracleFeet, a mission-driven organization dedicated to the delivery of proper treatment for children born with clubfoot in low- and middle-income countries, describe the benefits of their CommCare-based CAST app and their plans for further deployment by mid-2019.
May 28, 2018
Paper to Digital
The majority of mHealth deployments we see consider migration off paper as an afterthought. As such, most of these programs never succeed in moving off paper at all.
May 22, 2018
Five design principles for digital products in developing regions
When working in underserved areas with limited infrastructure, try “designing under the mango tree.”
May 17, 2018
‘Offline First’ Is More Than a Download Button
The first in a series of posts from Dimagi’s CTO exploring the engineering principles behind the team’s mobile apps. Principle #1 focuses on building "Offline First."
May 14, 2018
Migrating a Legacy Codebase to RequireJS, Part 3
April 30, 2018
Midline Research Reveals Promising Results for mLabour Health Application
Contributing Authors: Molly Canty, Dimagi; Ali Flaming, Dimagi; Emily Keyes, FHI 360
April 20, 2018
Be Even More Efficient with New CommCare Features
The CommCare team is excited to announce new and updated features launched in the past few weeks!
April 18, 2018
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