Help for a non tech user

Hello,

We want to use ODK to survey communities around parks in the Congo Basin. We have been recommended this tool by others. We were able to build a survey on build odk site but have been stuck there? How do we sign up for an aggregate account and how do we export it - it is simply not clear or simple for non technical people. And we have to get some aggregate upgrade with lots of code? That is not user friendly at all.

Can anyone help us through the simple steps of how to export the survey to an aggregate account and then download it onto the survey tablets?

Thank you very much.

Dave

Hi Dave,

Another option could be to use SurveyCTO's form builder. It's a lot more user-friendly, especially for non-tech folks. There are a number of plans available, including a free community one that requires one user engagement per month (I'm responding to this for mine :)). Their website is here: http://www.surveycto.com/index.html.

Another alternative is to build the ODK survey in Excel and then upload it to Ona. You would then pull the surveys from Ona to ODK collect on your phone and upload the final suvreys to the ODK platform. You can find Ona here: https://ona.io/home/.

This XLSForm help on ODK's website is a great resource to get started: https://opendatakit.org/use/xlsform/

If you don't want to get into writing your own forms, SurveyCTO is probably your best bet though.

Cheers,
Ian

The ODK team does not provide a facility to host or store your data. We
provide ODK Aggregate software which allows you to set up your own ODK
Aggregate server that can host and store your data.

It is highly recommended that you first set up this server on Google
AppEngine and gain familiarity with using it there.

Information on how to do that is here:

https://opendatakit.org/use/aggregate/

If you have $$s and want more support and a turn-key solution, consider
Survey CTO http://www.surveycto.com/index.html

··· On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:13 AM, wrote:

Hello,

We want to use ODK to survey communities around parks in the Congo Basin.
We have been recommended this tool by others. We were able to build a
survey on build odk site but have been stuck there? How do we sign up for
an aggregate account and how do we export it - it is simply not clear or
simple for non technical people. And we have to get some aggregate upgrade
with lots of code? That is not user friendly at all.

Can anyone help us through the simple steps of how to export the survey to
an aggregate account and then download it onto the survey tablets?

Thank you very much.

Dave

--

Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com
Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com
Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en


You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"ODK Community" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
Mitch Sundt
Software Engineer
University of Washington
mitchellsundt@gmail.com

Hi Dave,

I came across your email on the ODK community. You might be interested in our product, Dharma - it essentially streamlines these tasks with one platform and requires very little tech knowledge. We've been used by MSF and the WHO and our platform is designed to work well in contexts exactly like the one you're talking about; it works offline on both Android and iOS.

If you're interested, I'd be happy to walk you through it and discuss pricing. Apologies if I'm hijacking this group - I'm not sure what the etiquette is, but I saw people recommending SurveyCTO, so I thought it would be okay.

Feel free to give me a shout-out at hillary@dharmaplatform.com - I'm a technical advisor there. You can also learn more at www.dharmaplatform.com.

Best,

Hillary

··· On Monday, January 2, 2017 at 4:07:08 PM UTC-5, zslsur...@gmail.com wrote: > Hello, > > We want to use ODK to survey communities around parks in the Congo Basin. We have been recommended this tool by others. We were able to build a survey on build odk site but have been stuck there? How do we sign up for an aggregate account and how do we export it - it is simply not clear or simple for non technical people. And we have to get some aggregate upgrade with lots of code? That is not user friendly at all. > > Can anyone help us through the simple steps of how to export the survey to an aggregate account and then download it onto the survey tablets? > > Thank you very much. > > Dave

Or if you don't have $$$ and want a turnkey solution there is a free server
at https://sg.smap.com.au. click on the register menu button to get an
account and logon for your organization.

Regards

Neil

··· On 4 Jan 2017 6:02 AM, "Mitch Sundt" wrote:

The ODK team does not provide a facility to host or store your data. We
provide ODK Aggregate software which allows you to set up your own ODK
Aggregate server that can host and store your data.

It is highly recommended that you first set up this server on Google
AppEngine and gain familiarity with using it there.

Information on how to do that is here:

https://opendatakit.org/use/aggregate/

If you have $$s and want more support and a turn-key solution, consider
Survey CTO http://www.surveycto.com/index.html

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:13 AM, zslsurvey123@gmail.com wrote:

Hello,

We want to use ODK to survey communities around parks in the Congo Basin.
We have been recommended this tool by others. We were able to build a
survey on build odk site but have been stuck there? How do we sign up for
an aggregate account and how do we export it - it is simply not clear or
simple for non technical people. And we have to get some aggregate upgrade
with lots of code? That is not user friendly at all.

Can anyone help us through the simple steps of how to export the survey
to an aggregate account and then download it onto the survey tablets?

Thank you very much.

Dave

--

Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com
Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com
Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en


You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"ODK Community" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
Mitch Sundt
Software Engineer
University of Washington
mitchellsundt@gmail.com

--

Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com
Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com
Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en


You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"ODK Community" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Hi Hillary,

I don't have a problem with the occasional mention of ODK compatible
tools from folks who actively contribute to the ODK ecosystem (e.g.,
SurveyCTO, SMAP, Enketo). Anything outside that feels like bad form to
me.

Yaw

··· On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 3:33 AM, wrote: > Hi Dave, > > I came across your email on the ODK community. You might be interested in our product, Dharma - it essentially streamlines these tasks with one platform and requires very little tech knowledge. We've been used by MSF and the WHO and our platform is designed to work well in contexts exactly like the one you're talking about; it works offline on both Android and iOS. > > If you're interested, I'd be happy to walk you through it and discuss pricing. Apologies if I'm hijacking this group - I'm not sure what the etiquette is, but I saw people recommending SurveyCTO, so I thought it would be okay. > > Feel free to give me a shout-out at hillary@dharmaplatform.com - I'm a technical advisor there. You can also learn more at www.dharmaplatform.com. > > Best, > > Hillary > > On Monday, January 2, 2017 at 4:07:08 PM UTC-5, zslsur...@gmail.com wrote: >> Hello, >> >> We want to use ODK to survey communities around parks in the Congo Basin. We have been recommended this tool by others. We were able to build a survey on build odk site but have been stuck there? How do we sign up for an aggregate account and how do we export it - it is simply not clear or simple for non technical people. And we have to get some aggregate upgrade with lots of code? That is not user friendly at all. >> >> Can anyone help us through the simple steps of how to export the survey to an aggregate account and then download it onto the survey tablets? >> >> Thank you very much. >> >> Dave > > -- > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "ODK Community" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Hi Yaw -

Fair enough, and I didn't look as closely into the purpose of the group as
I should have. Please accept my apologies.

I do think that there's interesting knowledge to be shared between us as
well as possible integrations, but that may come later. I'll return to the
group if and when that's the case.

Best,

Hillary

··· On Jan 12, 2017 10:14 PM, "Yaw Anokwa" wrote:

Hi Hillary,

I don't have a problem with the occasional mention of ODK compatible
tools from folks who actively contribute to the ODK ecosystem (e.g.,
SurveyCTO, SMAP, Enketo). Anything outside that feels like bad form to
me.

Yaw

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 3:33 AM, hillary@dharmaplatform.com wrote:

Hi Dave,

I came across your email on the ODK community. You might be interested
in our product, Dharma - it essentially streamlines these tasks with one
platform and requires very little tech knowledge. We've been used by MSF
and the WHO and our platform is designed to work well in contexts exactly
like the one you're talking about; it works offline on both Android and iOS.

If you're interested, I'd be happy to walk you through it and discuss
pricing. Apologies if I'm hijacking this group - I'm not sure what the
etiquette is, but I saw people recommending SurveyCTO, so I thought it
would be okay.

Feel free to give me a shout-out at hillary@dharmaplatform.com - I'm a
technical advisor there. You can also learn more at www.dharmaplatform.com
.

Best,

Hillary

On Monday, January 2, 2017 at 4:07:08 PM UTC-5, zslsur...@gmail.com wrote:

Hello,

We want to use ODK to survey communities around parks in the Congo
Basin. We have been recommended this tool by others. We were able to build
a survey on build odk site but have been stuck there? How do we sign up for
an aggregate account and how do we export it - it is simply not clear or
simple for non technical people. And we have to get some aggregate upgrade
with lots of code? That is not user friendly at all.

Can anyone help us through the simple steps of how to export the survey
to an aggregate account and then download it onto the survey tablets?

Thank you very much.

Dave

--

Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com
Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com
Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en


You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
Groups "ODK Community" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send
an email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--

Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com
Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com
Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en


You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the
Google Groups "ODK Community" group.
To unsubscribe from this topic, visit https://groups.google.com/d/
topic/opendatakit/3XzeptlpmZg/unsubscribe.
To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to
opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.