New Release of DHIS2 Android App (1.0.4)

(Marta Vila) #1

Dear DHIS2 Community,

A new version of the DHIS2 Android App is out today.

1.0.4 is a bug fixing version, and includes some functional improvements as well.
There is no new DHIS2 version compatibility (currently 2.29 and 2.30).

This new version fixes the instability introduced 1.0.3 by the tablet view. There also fixes on Relationships, Data entry form /value types, TEI Dashboard/Tracker programs, Program Rules and others like sync and log-in processes.

The functional improvements include the possibility to delete local data without logging out and we have incorporated the consumption of the back/end rule engine.

Detailed information:

Get it on:

  • Google Play (the upload is being processed in Google Play Store and will be available in the next hours)
  • Github (already available)

Remember that, if you need to take screenshots or broadcast your screen for training purposes or demos sessions, there is a Training APK available in Github.

All this information is also available in the Android Section of the DHIS2 web site!

On behalf of the Android team,

[DHIS2 Android] New Release of DHIS2 Android App (1.0.4)
(Muyunda Walusiku) #2

Will there be a 2.28 compatible version any time soon?

(Marta Vila) #3


The new DHIS2 Android App is compatible from 2.29 onwards, for compatibility with earlier versions you need to use the legacy Apps. We also maintain those for now, but they will be eventually deprecated. We hope you can upgrade your server before that.

The legacy Apps are also available in google play, the DHIS2 web site, and github.

Hope it helps!

(Patrick Gallagher) #4

Hi Marta,

Many thanks for the 1.0.4 update and congrats on the incredible progress!

What is the timeline for including the aggregate data model in the new Android app? The only timeline I’ve seen is this one: “Aggregated data model (datasets) available from October 2018 (Android version 1.1)” from

Apologies if I’ve missed this information elsewhere.


(Sarah Searle) #5

Hi @marta and team,

Thanks for the 1.0.4 release - we’ve been eagerly awaiting it and appreciate all your work.

I noted that the linked documentation cover page seems to indicate that it actually hasn’t been updated for 1.0.4 (looks like last update to the docs were 1.0.3). As many of the fixes we had been awaiting were related to the fixes on program rules and sync you alluded to, is there anywhere the community can find documentation of what has changed specifically between 1.0.3 and 1.0.4 in this area?

Many thanks for your assistance.



(James Omutsani) #6

Hi Sarah, The @dhis2-android team are on it and will give you feedback on this in a while.

(Marta Vila) #7

Hi Sarah!

we actually updated the documentation but didn’t add a line in the track version. It is added now, thanks for catching that!

Regarding the specific changes, the most detailed places are either the release notes in or this [](http://jira filter).

Hope it helps!

(Marta Vila) #8

Hi Patrick,

thank your for your email. During 2018 we are putting all efforts on making the app stable and we have had to postpone the inclusion of the aggregate model. Since the old Data Capture Android App was pretty stable, we considered more urgent to stabilize the new App for the Tracker and Event models before adding more complexity to it.

We don’t have a concrete roadmap for now, as we are going through a re-prioritisation process, but will release Aggregate for sure during the first half of 2019. In the meantime, we will most likely make the old app compatible with 2.31 in January 2019.

Will share more detailed information on the new App roadmap as soon as we have it. Thanks for catching the outdated comment on the web. We have changed it now.

Hope this doesn’t cause you much trouble.


(Magoba Bridget) #9

Thanks Marta


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(simon) #10

thanks Marta will going to go through it.


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(Adaobi Obi) #12

Hello Marta,

Thanks for the response. Does the old data capture android app allow for use with custom forms?


(Karoline Tufte Lien) split this topic #13

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(Marta Vila) #14

Hi @aeidar,

unfortunately none of the Android apps support custom forms.

(Nshimba Mwansa ) #15


(John Francis Mukulu) #16

You may give a try dhis2 touch, it does support custom forms in aggregate data entry, event capture and tracker capture as well. Though custom forms have not been thoroughly tested for tracker.

(sarder) #17

Hi @mukulu ,
Thanks for sharing your excellent work !!, will give a try.

(John Francis Mukulu) #18

Hello again,

By far it has been tested to works with the latest 2.31 all the way back to 2.25, but you’re encouraged to setup the latest.


(M.Selvaraaj Prabu) #19

Hi Devs.

Kindly confirm. During our Tracker training at Zanzibar, we wrer told that the latest Android app does not work in tablets. Have this issue been fixed?

NB: We are using a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6.



(Marta Vila) #20


That was 1.0.3, you can already download 1.0.5 which works well with tablets.