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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 Field Manager Jeremy Wackman 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
Migrating a Legacy Codebase to RequireJS, Part 2
April 16, 2018
Running Calabash Integration Tests with Amazon Device Farm
Continuously build tests, run them on real Android devices, and publish the test results to your team.
March 26, 2018
How We Saved Hundreds of Hours with Automation: A Non-Coder’s Experience with Calabash-Android
A Non-Coder’s Experience with Calabash-Android
March 23, 2018
Dimagi Wins Elasticsearch Cause Award for Patient Tracking in CommCare Platform
Dimagi recognized as a winner of the second annual Elastic Cause Awards.
March 12, 2018
Problems that Matter
Those of us working on implementing digital solutions at scale are probably very familiar with these roadblocks...
January 24, 2018
Designing a Foolproof System for Communicating Changes Made to Your Software Product
At Dimagi, we are constantly making changes to our product that affect users...
January 23, 2018
Scaling Our Product Activity 10X in One Year
We set an ambitious goal in 2016: scale our product activity by 10X.
January 3, 2018
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