How To

CommCare: Install app (survey)

By |2018-03-28T17:46:58+00:00June 2nd, 2017|How To's|

This following step by step guide will walk you through how to install a CommCare application (survey).   PREPARATION Things you'll need: CommCare App barcode or app code provided by CommCare admin login credentials provided by CommCare admin Device Configuration ensure date and time on each device is set and correct ensure screen brightness and timeout time is set appropriately ensure device is connected to WiFi or Mobile Data Install necessary apps: On each device install the following via Google Play or by side loading: Barcode Scanner  CommCare (ensure latest version) ON THE DEVICE Step 1: Run CommCare         [...]

CommCare: Exporting Data

By |2018-03-28T17:46:59+00:00December 8th, 2016|How To's|

You've collected and uploaded the data. Now what? How do you export the data from CommCare? In order to access the data you'll need to understand the difference between creating an export and exporting the data. They are as follows: Create an export of the data you want: This allows you to setup the data fields you want to be made available for download. You can either set all, some, or just a select few. For example: If you want to just access the demographic data and nothing else, you can make that option by selecting the fields you want and [...]

CommCare: A tutorial

By |2018-03-28T17:46:59+00:00December 10th, 2015|How To's|

CommCare is a mobile data collection platform built on Open Development Kit (ODK). The following video will walk you through the process of using CommCare on an Android device. The tutorial will cover the following: introduction  Installing an application How to login Updating the survey manually Changing languages Data entry offline + online syncing incomplete / complete forms Note: If you open the video below in a new window you will have access to the time stamped shortcuts in the YouTube comments section https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C2D7Maz2xA

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9DRU-b3xKM

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 [...]