DHIS2 Mobile

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com

Hi John,
there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones, can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?

  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

···
  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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Hi Olav,

Thank you for your prompt response.

Here is more information about my case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?

I am dealing with aggregate data

  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the response is yes or no.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to 40 data elements.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com

···

From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,
there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones, can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?

  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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Hi,
see replies below.

  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser (others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular “non-smart” phone. If you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be used.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to 40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

···
  1. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Thank you so much.

Best regards.

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,
there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones, can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
  • do you require support for offline data entry?
  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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Hi Olav,

Thanks once again.

We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as time goes on and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually, we hope to have about 4-5 data sets.

There’s likely to be values for most fields every period. We anticipate blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.

Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the procedure for setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?

Thank you.

John

···

From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,
see replies below.

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to benefit
from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser (others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular “non-smart” phone. If you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be used.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
    elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to 40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,
there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones, can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
  • do you require support for offline data entry?
  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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Hi John,

For your scenario, SMS would not work well. It seems to me that the
J2ME solution (for feature phones such as many Nokias, e.g. 2690 or
C2-02) could be the best option. They also of course have much better
battery duraiton than smartphones.

Knut

···

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi Olav,

Thanks once again.

We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as time goes on
and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually, we hope to
have about 4-5 data sets.

There's likely to be values for most fields every period. We anticipate
blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.

Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the procedure for
setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?

Thank you.
John

________________________________
From: Olav Poppe <olav.poppe@me.com>
To: John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com>
Cc: DHIS developers <dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net>; dhis1-users
<dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,
see replies below.

27. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com>:

- what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is
smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely
that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to
benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most
likely use phones that support offline storage.

- do you require support for offline data entry?
Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the
response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data
entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser
(others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the
browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option
of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular "non-smart" phone. If
you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the
options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to
administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be
used.

- how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.
The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to
40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every
period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent
every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.
John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH
Accra, Ghana.
Mobile: +233 234691626
Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com

________________________________
From: Olav Poppe <olav.poppe@me.com>
To: John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com>
Cc: DHIS developers <dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net>; dhis1-users
<dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,
there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones,
can you give us a bit more information about your case:
- is this aggregate data or case-based data?
- what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is
smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
- do you require support for offline data entry?
- how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards
Olav

26. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com>:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a
DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.
Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving
this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.
John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH
Accra, Ghana.
Mobile: +233 234691626
Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com
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Hi,

I would also recommend using the j2me, but I think it is a good idea that you implement sms in parallel. There are many existing and upcoming features on sms that may be useful. One is that you can fall back to using sms as a transport instead of gprs, though gprs works well in most contexts. Additionally, if you have smaller data sets, these would work well on sms. You can also use sms for messaging and alerts.

But as your general route for those data sets, j2me is probably the best option. Note that j2me works best when you buy the phones, so you can test that it works as expected.

Lars

···

On 2013 2 27 20:13, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hi John,

For your scenario, SMS would not work well. It seems to me that the

J2ME solution (for feature phones such as many Nokias, e.g. 2690 or

C2-02) could be the best option. They also of course have much better

battery duraiton than smartphones.

Knut

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com wrote:

Hi Olav,

Thanks once again.

We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as time goes on

and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually, we hope to

have about 4-5 data sets.

There’s likely to be values for most fields every period. We anticipate

blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.

Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the procedure for

setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?

Thank you.

John


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com

To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com

Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users

dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,

see replies below.

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is

smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely

that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to

benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most

likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the

response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data

entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser

(others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the

browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option

of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular “non-smart” phone. If

you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the

options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to

administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be

used.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data

elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to

40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every

period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent

every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com

To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com

Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users

dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,

there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones,

can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is

smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

  • do you require support for offline data entry?
  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data

elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a

DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving

this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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Thank you so much Knut. We shall take all these into consideration.

Best,

John

···

From: Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net; DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-devs] [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,

For your scenario, SMS would not work well. It seems to me that the
J2ME solution (for feature phones such as many Nokias, e.g. 2690 or
C2-02) could be the best option. They also of course have much better
battery duraiton than smartphones.

Knut

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com wrote:

Hi Olav,

Thanks once again.

We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as time goes on
and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually, we hope to
have about 4-5 data sets.

There’s likely to be values for most fields every period. We anticipate
blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.

Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the procedure for
setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?

Thank you.
John


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users
dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,
see replies below.

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is
    smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
    I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely
    that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to
    benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most
    likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?
    Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the
    response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data
entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser
(others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the
browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option
of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular “non-smart” phone. If
you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the
options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to
administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be
used.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
    elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.
    The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to
    40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every
period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent
every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.
John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH
Accra, Ghana.
Mobile: +233 234691626
Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com
To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users
dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,
there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones,
can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is
    smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
  • do you require support for offline data entry?
  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
    elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards
Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a
DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.
Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving
this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.
John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH
Accra, Ghana.
Mobile: +233 234691626
Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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+4791880522
http://dhis2.org

Thank you so much Lars. Your advice is well noted.

Best,

John

···

From: Lars Kristian Roland lars@roland.bz
To: Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-devs] [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,

I would also recommend using the j2me, but I think it is a good idea that you implement sms in parallel. There are many existing and upcoming features on sms that may be useful. One is that you can fall back to using sms as a transport instead of gprs, though gprs works well in most contexts. Additionally, if you have smaller data sets, these would work well on sms. You can also use sms for messaging and alerts.

But as your general route for those data sets, j2me is probably the best option. Note that j2me works best when you buy the phones, so you can test that it works as expected.

Lars

On 2013 2 27 20:13, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hi John,

For your scenario, SMS would not work well. It seems to me that the

J2ME solution (for feature phones such as many Nokias, e.g. 2690 or

C2-02) could be the best option. They also of course have much better

battery duraiton than smartphones.

Knut

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com wrote:

Hi Olav,

Thanks once again.

We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as time goes on

and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually, we hope to

have about 4-5 data sets.

There’s likely to be values for most fields every period. We anticipate

blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.

Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the procedure for

setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?

Thank you.

John


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com

To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com

Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users

dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,

see replies below.

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is

smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely

that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to

benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most

likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the

response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data

entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser

(others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the

browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option

of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular “non-smart” phone. If

you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the

options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to

administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be

used.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data

elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to

40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every

period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent

every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com

To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com

Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users

dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,

there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones,

can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is

smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

  • do you require support for offline data entry?
  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data

elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a

DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving

this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


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Hi All,

This is just to share with you that we have successfully set up the mobile reporting functionality of DHIS2 for a project in Nigeria. I am grateful to you all for the guidance you provided. I feel so empowered now. Thanks to you good folks.

Best reagrds,

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com

···

From: Lars Kristian Roland lars@roland.bz
To: Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com
Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com; dhis1-users dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-devs] [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,

I would also recommend using the j2me, but I think it is a good idea that you implement sms in parallel. There are many existing and upcoming features on sms that may be useful. One is that you can fall back to using sms as a transport instead of gprs, though gprs works well in most contexts. Additionally, if you have smaller data sets, these would work well on sms. You can also use sms for messaging and alerts.

But as your general route for those data sets, j2me is probably the best option. Note that j2me works best when you buy the phones, so you can test that it works as expected.

Lars

On 2013 2 27 20:13, “Knut Staring” knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hi John,

For your scenario, SMS would not work well. It seems to me that the

J2ME solution (for feature phones such as many Nokias, e.g. 2690 or

C2-02) could be the best option. They also of course have much better

battery duraiton than smartphones.

Knut

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com wrote:

Hi Olav,

Thanks once again.

We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as time goes on

and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually, we hope to

have about 4-5 data sets.

There’s likely to be values for most fields every period. We anticipate

blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.

Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the procedure for

setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?

Thank you.

John


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com

To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com

Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users

dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,

see replies below.

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is

smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However, it is likely

that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also want to

benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we will most

likely use phones that support offline storage.

  • do you require support for offline data entry?

Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case if the

response is yes or no.

Any phone that supports the java-client will also support offline data

entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in the browser

(others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements for the

browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you have the option

of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular “non-smart” phone. If

you require offline support, the java client or smartphone browser are the

options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely be easier to

administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones will be

used.

  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data

elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about between 35 to

40 data elements.

How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields every

period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will be sent

every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.

Thank you so much.

Best regards.

John

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


From: Olav Poppe olav.poppe@me.com

To: John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com

Cc: DHIS developers dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net; dhis1-users

dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi John,

there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using mobile phones,

can you give us a bit more information about your case:

  • is this aggregate data or case-based data?
  • what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java? If it is

smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?

  • do you require support for offline data entry?
  • how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data

elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.

Regards

Olav

  1. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo jnojo@yahoo.com:

Dear All,

I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report into a

DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.

Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about achieving

this.

I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.

Thank you.

John.

John Ojo MD, FMCPH

Accra, Ghana.

Mobile: +233 234691626

Skype: Johnojo

Email: jnojo@yahoo.com


Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~dhis2-users

Post to : dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

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+4791880522

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Thats great to hear Ojo. Please let us know how things proceed and make sure you give us input on new features and improvements.

Lars

···

On 09.03.2013 14:11, John Ojo wrote:

Hi All,

This is just to share with you that we have successfully set up the mobile reporting functionality of DHIS2 for a project in Nigeria. I am grateful to you all for the guidance you provided. I feel so empowered now. Thanks to you good folks.

Best reagrds,
John
*John Ojo MD, FMCPH
*
Accra, Ghana.
Mobile: +233 234691626
Skype: Johnojo
Email: jnojo@yahoo.com <mailto:jno@corridor-sida.org>

------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* Lars Kristian Roland <lars@roland.bz>
*To:* Knut Staring <knutst@gmail.com>
*Cc:* DHIS developers <dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net>; John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com>; dhis1-users <dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net>
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:23 PM
*Subject:* Re: [Dhis2-devs] [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile

Hi,
I would also recommend using the j2me, but I think it is a good idea that you implement sms in parallel. There are many existing and upcoming features on sms that may be useful. One is that you can fall back to using sms as a transport instead of gprs, though gprs works well in most contexts. Additionally, if you have smaller data sets, these would work well on sms. You can also use sms for messaging and alerts.
But as your general route for those data sets, j2me is probably the best option. Note that j2me works best when you buy the phones, so you can test that it works as expected.
Lars
On 2013 2 27 20:13, "Knut Staring" <knutst@gmail.com > <mailto:knutst@gmail.com>> wrote:

    Hi John,

    For your scenario, SMS would not work well. It seems to me that the
    J2ME solution (for feature phones such as many Nokias, e.g. 2690 or
    C2-02) could be the best option. They also of course have much better
    battery duraiton than smartphones.

    Knut

    On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com > <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>> wrote:
    > Hi Olav,
    >
    > Thanks once again.
    >
    > We are starting with two data sets with the plan to add more as
    time goes on
    > and users become more comfortable using the system. Eventually,
    we hope to
    > have about 4-5 data sets.
    >
    > There's likely to be values for most fields every period. We
    anticipate
    > blank fields to be no more than 1 to 5% every period.
    >
    > Can our scenario fit the SMS option? Please what is the
    procedure for
    > setting up the SMS reporting system. Does it work with version 2.10?
    >
    > Thank you.
    > John
    >
    > ________________________________
    > From: Olav Poppe <olav.poppe@me.com <mailto:olav.poppe@me.com>>
    > To: John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>>
    > Cc: DHIS developers <dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net
    <mailto:dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net>>; dhis1-users
    > <dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
    <mailto:dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net>>
    > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:02 AM
    >
    > Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile
    >
    > Hi,
    > see replies below.
    >
    > 27. feb. 2013 kl. 07:46 skrev John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com
    <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>>:
    >
    > - what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java?
    If it is
    > smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
    > I am yet to assess the phones available on the market. However,
    it is likely
    > that the phones will support Java at the minimum. We will also
    want to
    > benefit from the offline data entry capabilities of DHIS2 so we
    will most
    > likely use phones that support offline storage.
    >
    > - do you require support for offline data entry?
    > Yes. Could you please kindly explain how this can impact my case
    if the
    > response is yes or no.
    >
    > Any phone that supports the java-client will also support
    offline data
    > entry. Also, newer smartphones supports offline data entry in
    the browser
    > (others on the dev/user list might know the exact requirements
    for the
    > browser/phone). If offline support is not a requirement, you
    have the option
    > of accessing DHIS2 using a mobile browser on a regular
    "non-smart" phone. If
    > you require offline support, the java client or smartphone
    browser are the
    > options. Using the browser rather than java-client will likely
    be easier to
    > administer, but how important that is depends on how many phones
    will be
    > used.
    >
    > - how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
    > elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.
    > The data is not much. for each data set, we are talking about
    between 35 to
    > 40 data elements.
    >
    > How many data sets? Is there likely to be values for most fields
    every
    > period, or will most of them be blank? If only a few values will
    be sent
    > every week/month, structured SMS might be an option.
    >
    > Thank you so much.
    >
    > Best regards.
    > John
    >
    > John Ojo MD, FMCPH
    > Accra, Ghana.
    > Mobile: +233 234691626
    > Skype: Johnojo
    > Email: jnojo@yahoo.com <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>
    >
    > ________________________________
    > From: Olav Poppe <olav.poppe@me.com <mailto:olav.poppe@me.com>>
    > To: John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>>
    > Cc: DHIS developers <dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net
    <mailto:dhis2-devs@lists.launchpad.net>>; dhis1-users
    > <dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
    <mailto:dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net>>
    > Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:28 PM
    > Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS2 Mobile
    >
    > Hi John,
    > there are quite a few options for reporting to DHIS2 using
    mobile phones,
    > can you give us a bit more information about your case:
    > - is this aggregate data or case-based data?
    > - what type of phones will be used: do the phones support java?
    If it is
    > smartphones, do they use a browser that supports offline storage?
    > - do you require support for offline data entry?
    > - how much data are they supposed to enter? If it is only a few data
    > elements, the new SMS reporting might be an option.
    >
    > Regards
    > Olav
    >
    > 26. feb. 2013 kl. 17:51 skrev John Ojo <jnojo@yahoo.com
    <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>>:
    >
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I need to enable field workers in a country to be able to report
    into a
    > DHIS2 (version 2.10) database using mobile phones.
    > Please, I need a step-by-step instructions on how to go about
    achieving
    > this.
    >
    > I will appreciate your kind assistance in this direction.
    >
    > Thank you.
    > John.
    >
    > John Ojo MD, FMCPH
    > Accra, Ghana.
    > Mobile: +233 234691626
    > Skype: Johnojo
    > Email: jnojo@yahoo.com <mailto:jnojo@yahoo.com>
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