NEW! DHIS2 Android Settings Web App version 1.0 is released

Dear DHIS2 community,

We are pleased to inform you that the first version (1.0.0) of the Android Settings web application has been released. This web app is the result of many conversations with the community over the last year and our observations about how Android is being used in different implementations.

The web app features are intended to support admins in various functions of a DHIS2 Android Capture app implementation. These include configuring synchronization parameters for the DHIS2 Android Capture app, encrypting the local database of the Android devices, running tests on the size of data and metadata synchronized by a given Android user, among other features. This web app will allow users to:

1- Define the synchronization parameters for tracker and event programs. Users can specify the maximum number of TEIs/events to download, and use some parameters as the status of the enrollments or periods to download (e.g which TEIs or events have been updated during the last month). The settings can apply to all programs or to specific programs.

2- Define the synchronization parameters for aggregated values. Users can specify the number of periods to download. The settings can apply to all datasets or to specific datasets.

3- Define other generic parameters such as the frequency for synchronizing data and metadata, SMS gateway number, reserved values per auto generated TEI attributes, encrypt the database of the local devices, etc.

4- Test the size of the metadata and data to download from the server.

This web app is compatible with 2.34.1, 2.33.5 and 2.32.6. We recommend to always use these latest patch versions, as previous ones may have some issues that can compromise the functionality of the application.

If you plan to use this web app, the following considerations should be taken:

  • The use of this app will overwrite the local settings of all Android devices using the DHIS2 Android Capture app for a given DHIS2 instance.

  • In this version, only users with ‘ALL’ authority are able to use this app to configure the parameters for synchronization, encryption, etc. Other users having access to this app, will be able to see the configuration but will not be able to edit any values.

  • If you select the encryption checkbox, this will affect the local database of all Android devices synchronizing with the server for a given DHIS2 instance.

Please keep in mind that this is our first release and this web app hasn’t been used in the field yet. We strongly recommend not to use this app in a production environment without first fully testing it with your teams in a designated non-production environment. As always, we welcome your feedback for any bugs you might detect, but also about the usability of the app and potential new features to include in future releases.

RELEASE INFO

Release Information Link
Download app from the App Hub https://apps.dhis2.org/
Documentation Android Settings Web App doc

Please report any issues you find in jira (Component: [App] Android Settings app)

Happy testing

The Android team

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Bravo Marta & team! It looks like a very powerful set of tools!

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Good news

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Great app,
The User sync test app is very useful as it will help increase the performance by assigning users with recommended org Units and metadata to download.

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@marta is it possible to configure at what time the synchronization will happen? if not I suggest to include in the next release, especially for parameters sync.

Thanks