The charity I work for uses ODK 1 for data collection and we are really happy with it. It beats paper form data collection and the offline feature is definitely very useful.
We do some fairly basic surveys which don’t require any additional capability but we’re looking to expand.
Being able to do more dynamic surveys with real time updates would be useful and I think could be possible with ODK 2.
The issues I see are that:
- Our enumerators are not always technically savvy and may struggle with the increased capabilities.
- I am essentially a one man team and have additional duties so I could only work on implementation and upkeep part time.
- I would need to learn a little bit of coding (not too much) like HTML and some Java.
Is this something you feel is possible to be roled out within 6 months?
Does it sound like a useful thing to bring into my company?
I would appreciate your thoughts on the merits of ODK 2 versus ODK 1.