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1 Using free opensource tools to conduct surveys in vulnerable communities

2 Image-AD is privately own ICT company which specializes in web applications, desktop applications, mobile wireless technologies and their integration with corporate systems to be the preferred "mobile enabling" technology solutions provider About the Company

3 mSurvey mSurvey is based on opensource tools Open Data Kit (ODK), it is a suite of tools that allows data collection using mobile devices and data submission to an online server, even without an Internet connection or mobile carrier service at the time of data collection xForms are compactible with feature and smart phones

4 The process An officer list the questions a survey may consist with other data types such as Pictures, GPS, Audio, etc The officer designs the forms with xForm designer with good controls and features, in an electronic survey form. Access rights and controls are then assigned by officer. Enumerators download the survey form remotely using Survey Collect app on their android phone. The officer manages and conducts analysis of the data collected or export the data to external systems like Google Fusion Tables or ArcGis for further analysis and sharing information 1. List questions2. Design Questionaire 3. Download forms4. View data on server

5 xForms Designer The xForm designer is used to design surveys that run in the mobile application for Android devices. Form Elements -Input text -numerical input -multi-select -single-select -bar-codes -Images -Audio -Pictures -geo-location with GPS

6 mSurvey Collect mSurvey Collect allows you to use the forms designed to be downloaded on your mobile devices, the forms are in a sequence of input prompts that apply forms logic. Features -Save form at any point -Collect data in offline mode -Supports phone and tablets -Data can be exported from SD card

7 Pros and Cons Pros -Easy to use for surveys -Low cost of implementation -Runs on android and java -Works in offline and online mode -Export data in different formats Cons -It’s not well support -Extra cost to customize -Database do not relate with each other

8 Our customization Additional features -Setup on free cloud servers -Send SMS from server -Send Voice Messages from server -Conduct custom reports -Create relationship with other surveys -Connect with other API for additional datasource -Customize for use in any sector. We provide customization of the ODK for use in any sector. We integrate with our proprietary MAST framework to give additional functionalities.

9 Hands on training

10 Tel: +233264384557 Web: Email: Skype: image-ad Contact Person

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