Mobile Tech Planning Tools: Procurement

By |2018-03-28T17:46:59+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Tools|

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of mobile devices on the market? Need help procuring mobile devices? Use this tool (also available in spanish) to have IO help you identify and plan for a mobile technology deployment. Mobile Technology Procurement Checklist Formato de Planificación de Tecnología Móvil

CommCare ODK: Installing Application (Survey)

By |2018-03-28T17:47:00+00:00December 7th, 2015|How To's|

CommCare is an Android platform that allows one to load multiple electronic surveys into it. In order to use CommCare on an Android device applications (CommCare's term for survey/forms) have to been loaded into the platform. In order to do this the following has to happen: Android Device must have CommCare ODK installed (available here) Once CommCare ODK is installed - the surveys must be installed via URL or QR Code The following video tutorial will walk you through the process of installing the application/survey onto the CommCare Android App via URL.

CommCare ODK: Removing application (survey)

By |2018-03-28T17:47:00+00:00December 7th, 2015|How To's|

Different mobile data collection platforms use different terminology that can often be a little confusing. CommCare on an Android mobile device uses the term ‘application’ for forms/surveys. This is not to be confused with apps (as in “there’s an app for that…”) which is actually short for application. Yeah, I know… confusing. […]

Side Loading Apps: Offline Installation of APK Files

By |2018-03-28T17:47:00+00:00December 7th, 2015|How To's|

Background: Installing apps from the Google Play store onto one single device is relatively straightforward and painless. As long as you have access to a reliable internet connection and have a Google Account things are easy. However, what happens when you have a poor internet connection (not to mention expensive) and have 30 devices that need a specific app installed? You could connect each of the 30 devices to the internet, login to the Google Play store with the appropriate Google credentials, and download and install the app. This could prove rather problematic in the field when access to the [...]