Mobile Data Collection

How can Magpi's data and messaging tools help you?

For more than a decade, Magpi has been providing secure, cost-effective, and flexible solutions for mobile data collection.  We’ve advanced as the mobile industry has moved forward: from PDAs to basic phones and then smartphones and tablets.

Currently, Magpi provides a wide variety of flexible solutions for mobile data collection, including:

  1. app-based for iOS, Android, and Symbian phones and tablets
  2. SMS-based for use on any phone, no matter how basic
  3. Voice based (IVR) connecting with even illiterate populations

Many organizations have used our app-based systems, because they fit into current workflows, often simply replacing paper-forms-on-clipboard with electronic-forms-on-phone (or tablet) – while providing all the advantages of electronic data collection: automatic data quality checks, instant access to collected data, real-time feedback and visualization, and more.

More recently, organizations are finding that they can collect data directly from staff, customers, or beneficiaries in the field without having to send staff to the field for interviews: data is sent directly from users’ devices.  This can be done using apps on smartphones, but can often be done just as effectively and much less expensively using SMS or IVR. Read more about remote data cApps for data collection can greatly benefit people in rural areas.ollection using SMS and IVR.

Regardless of the method used to acquire the data, Magpi provides a full com
plement of integration and workflow tools to put that data to work.  Need to send an automated SMS or email in response to incoming data? Magpi does it.  Need to forward data to Salesforce, or a MySQL database? Magpi does it.  Need real-time reports and dashboards? Magpi makes that easy, too.

And all without any need to spend money on programmers or tech consultants: everything in Magpi is designed to be simple and accessible, and to require little or no training.

And as more exciting technologies come down the road – from mobile payments to free messaging services – we’ll continue to work to bring it to Magpi, and to you.

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HIV Service Management in Mozambique

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Tracking Newborn Outcomes in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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Documenting Change to Support Youth in the Middle East

Generations For Peace (GFP) used Magpi to assist with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of its EU-funded programming in Lebanon. GFP’s volunteers in Lebanon, working alongside their local partner organisation Development for… Documenting Change to Support Youth in the Middle East

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Sending Disaster Data via Satellite

The Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) and the New Zealand Red Cross have pioneered the use of Magpi mobile data collection paired with Delorme’s inReach satellite connectivity in the response to Cyclone Winston… Sending Disaster Data via Satellite

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Empowering Women’s Groups in South Asia

In Myanmar and Vietnam, Pact chose Magpi for its women’s empowerment savings group program (WORTH), to collect data more quickly and cleanly. Following the success of this effort, WORTH decided… Empowering Women’s Groups in South Asia

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Monitoring mHealth in Jamaica

The University of North Carolina’s MEASURE Evaluation worked with the Jamaican Ministry of Health to monitor and evaluate mHealth interventions using Magpi on iOS devices. Major findings in regards to… Monitoring mHealth in Jamaica

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Mobile Nutrition and Child Health Monitoring in Liberia

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) uses Magpi mobile data collection for the Liberian Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH) project, to improve food security of vulnerable people in Liberia. LAUNCH… Mobile Nutrition and Child Health Monitoring in Liberia

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Documenting Sexual Violence in Congo

In 2013, Physicians for Human Rights wanted to begin using mobile tools to document medical examinations of victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Working with Magpi… Documenting Sexual Violence in Congo

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Reports and Dashboards

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