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The Benefits of Mobile Data Collection for Field Work

Historically, there have been several obstacles to effective data collection in the field. Cost, time, delays, and potential inaccuracy inherent in paper collection techniques could severely hamper the efforts of even the best teams. That’s why electronic mobile data collection (MDC) has become such an important new offering for health organizations, non-profits, and corporations that […] The post The Benefits of Mobile Data Collection for Field Work appeared first on Magpi.

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Big Data and What It Means for Mobile Data Collection

Big data has become a vital component in how many businesses evaluate the market and make decisions. This will continue as the number of electronic devices on the market continues to grown substantially and the way consumers interact with technology becomes increasingly ingrained in their lives. Simply put, technology surrounds us and is constantly collecting […] The post Big Data and What It Meansfor Mobile Data Collection appeared first on Magpi.

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Beware The Sweet Seducation of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

We have all heard the siren song of 3G or even 4G mobile broadband data changing the dynamics of Internet access across Africa. If you believe the hype, everyone in Africa now has unlimited Internet thanks to their mobile phone. That just isn’t true. Take a look at the network coverage map of Zimbabwe and note all the blank, white space where no one gets 3G.

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Mobile Data, FTW! The GSMA Development Fund Steps It Up with The Mobile…

One of the issues we all struggle with as we are working in mobile tech for social change and development is the lack of reliable data on mobile use, penetration, and costs. The GSMA sells a service, Wireless Intelligence, that provides detailed data on mobile subscriptions worldwide as well as country- and carrier-based information. Unfortunately, it is priced out of reach for most NGOs and places limitations on the use of that data.The ITU that should, under its mandate, provide accurate and timely mobile data, but does not. Data from the ITU is late and often available only at a cost that is too steep for many NGOs.Now, the GSMA Development Fund is trying to address this gap with the launch of a new date site, theMobile and Development Intelligence (MDI) project. The MDI contains about 70 metrics and the ability to tabulate, graph, map and export the datasets with country-level dashboards for 140 developing world countries.

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PoiMapper

The PoiMapper application allows a user to create a case-specific questionnaire, collect data, and upload it to a database. PoiMapper also allows the user to take photographs of specific points of interest (POIs) being recorded and these images are also uploaded to the database.

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A Note on the Availability (and Importance) of Pre-Paid Mobile Data in…

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Four Billion Little Brothers? Privacy, Mobile Phones, and Ubiquitous Data…

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June Mobile Tech Salon, NYC: Our Mobile Data Exhaust

According to the Wall Street Journal , “[Data produced by the use of mobile phones] generates immense commercial databases that reveal the ways we arrange ourselves into networks of power, money, love and trust.” As mobile phone use increases and applications become increasingly sophisticated, the volume of mobile data we create continues to grow at an incredible rate, creating new possibilities and posing new challenges to notions of privacy. Businesses want this data for marketing. Congress wants to regulate it

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Txteagle in Flight: Mobile Data Collection for Disaster Preparedness

Txteagle is a data collection and engagement platform that leverages mobile airtime compensation for data collection and customer engagement. It is currently used by one nonprofit organization to survey constituents about disaster preparedness. We looked into the company and one of its customers.

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Open Data Kit: Tools to Build Information Services for Developing Regions

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Mobile Data Collection: A Special Round-Up

If you’re interested in using mobiles and ICTs for data collection, the sheer number of tools and projects can be overwhelming. With so much out there, the need to highlight good projects and consolidate practical information is clear.

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