Mix and match ODK-Collect with KoBoToolbox backend

1. What is the general goal of the feature?
I'd like to use ODK-Collect as my client (form filler) and KoBoToolbox as my server (form provisioning or at least form/data collection)

2. What are some example use cases for this feature?
Use the server for free from KoBoToolbox.org, while using a better form-filling tool from ODK-Collect

3. What can you contribute to making this feature a reality?
I can test ODK-Collect with KoBoToolbox, and I can possibly document the experience

Let me say that this falls somewhere between a new feature request and tech support question. I tried the Support section, but the template was not a good match. Here is a little closer.

The bottom line is that my graduate research is not funded, and I don't want to invest $169 x 24-36 months in an account which will get very low activity for a server (I should get ~1000 forms a month). I realize this undercuts your income stream and I apologize for that in advance. On the other hand, having a standard so people have more choices is a good thing, and people with a budget will elect to use the best product with the best customer support, even if there are free alternatives.

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Is self hosting an option for you? There are excellent docs available and you're welcome to ask for help here.

KoBo Collect is literally a copy of ODK Collect with a KoBo icon and KoBo URLs. The only meaningful differences are that it's a few months behind ODK Collect and there is no Google Drive support.

You can use either KoBo Collect or ODK Collect with KoBoToolbox.

Thanks for responding and clarifying.


Sorry, but no, self hosting is not a practical option for me at the moment.