The ICT4D Corner
Dimagi staff offer their insights on
app building and more.
Four Common Pitfalls in Mobile Data Collection App Deployment
Looking at the many issues our partners have faced in the deployment of their programs over the years, we have learned a lot about common obstacles and how to mitigate them. Here are the four pitfalls we see most often.
October 16, 2018
How to Perform QA on Your Mobile Data Collection App
You know quality assurance is important for your mobile data collection app, but how do you make the time? Thankfully, there are some systematic ways to make the process of QA substantially less painful and time-consuming – without compromising the quality of your app.
October 9, 2018
Four Types of Updates for Mobile App Maintenance
When dealing with any mobile application, you must consider mobile app maintenance. Learn about four app maintenance updates you should expect.
October 2, 2018
A Brief History of ICT4D
Read here about the MERL Tech 2018 conference and the history of Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D).
September 18, 2018
Dimagi Lands Spot on Inc. 5000 List for the Fastest-Growing Companies
Dimagi landed a spot on the Inc 5000 List 2018. This is the seventh year in the row that Dimagi was named to the Inc 5000 List.
September 12, 2018
Choosing a Mobile Network Provider for Your Mobile Data Collection Program
You’re ready to collect data, but how will you transmit your data? Learn how to select a network provider for your data collection program.
September 11, 2018
5 Tips for Implementing Your Mobile Data Collection Program
Learn best practices for implementing a mobile data collection program. Advice on how to run tests, prep for device management, and train users.
September 4, 2018
Choosing a Device For Your Mobile Data Collection Program
Choosing a device: how to choose a device that supports the features of your mobile app and data collection program.
August 29, 2018
How to Sustain Your Mobile Data Collection Program
To sustain the development of your mobile collection program, you must set up a system to support your users.
August 21, 2018
How to Implement Your Mobile Data Collection Program
Learn best practices to implement your mobile data collection program. A look at the process from launch through training your team.
August 14, 2018
Best Practices in Mobile Data Collection App Design
Your mobile data collection app design should meet the needs of all stakeholders. Understand best mobile data collection app design and testing practices.
August 7, 2018
How to Establish Data Collection Standards
A data collection tool alone is not enough to make sure you are collecting consistent, clean data. Data collection standards will set your project up for success.
July 31, 2018
How to Choose the Right Mobile Data Collection Tool
Research has shown that mobile data collection tools can amplify the impact of M&E programs. But how do choose a mobile data collection tool?
July 24, 2018
What Are Your Data Requirements?
You must understand your data requirements when selecting a mobile data collection tool. Know what features to look for that will support your data requirements.
July 19, 2018
What Is Your Data Collection Process?
Before you can consider tools and tricks to optimize your data collection process, the key first step is analyzing your process as it exists today.
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
What Are Your Mobile Data Collection Project Objectives?
One crucial mistake we see organizations make is launching into the development of a mobile data collection program without a clearly defined project objective.
June 27, 2018
Mobile Data Collection: Everything You Need to Know
Mobile data collection is a method of compiling qualitative and quantitative inputs via a mobile device (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, etc.).
June 19, 2018
Why Pilot Studies Are Still Important
We've heard a lot about "pilotitis" and concern around the overabundance of pilot studies in the ICT4D community. Here's why pilots are still important.
June 11, 2018