There is no common programming language for mobile applications development on all mobile device platforms. For example, to develop and deploy applications for iPhones and iPads, an Apple Macintosh and membership in the Apple developers group with a small annual fee is required. Windows Mobile devices are able to utilize .NET applications. Android devices are able to utilize Java applications. Apple Objective C is similar to Visual C#, but is only supported in native Macintosh environments. [Read more…]
There are varying models used to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for the implementation of mobile data collection technologies, especially within an enterprise environment. The following outlines some of the benefits of the COMMANDmobile® platform.
- Reduced drive time for field workers – Workers no longer have to come into the office to pick up and drop off daily work orders.
- Accurate time tracking – Filling out a time card is no longer needed. The mobile device can fill out an accurate time card based on actual locations, travel time, and project work time. [Read more…]
Data collection software and information and communication technologies (ICT) for monitoring and development are changing rapidly, and we are continually improving our understanding of the landscape of data collection activities, solutions and requirements.
The increased efficiency and accuracy of information and communication technologies (ICT) for mobile data collection are now improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health, human rights, economic studies, education, agricultural development projects, wildlife conservation and other important issues regarding the environment, climate change and many more.
Tracen Technologies, Inc. has developed one of the most comprehensive and powerful data collection software solutions for monitoring and evaluation. COMMANDmobile by Tracen Technologies is a data collection software solution with numerous applications. [Read more…]
Mobile Data Collection Opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa is a multi-phase research project that was completed by France-Telecom Orange in late 2012 and published by the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) earlier this year. The objective of the project is to present the state of the art of mobile data collection activities, as well as identify opportunities leading to the development and deployment of an innovative mobile data collection software solutions or services.
In a recent update to the project, the authors revisit the field of mobile data collection and the panorama of tools available, and include new trends, how issues previously outlined have evolved, and how new issues ones have appeared. In this post, we will list some of the missing features of mobile data collection software that were identified in the France-Telecom Orange project update, and describe the elements of COMMAND Mobile (CM) software that address those missing features. [Read more…]