SurveyCTO is a product that helps you to collect high-quality data using Android phones or tablets, or using the web. Often, this data is collected during personal interviews – either in-person (Computer Assisted Personal Interviews, or CAPI) or on the phone (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews, or CATI). But you might also be performing some kind of facility inspection, recording data from focus-group discussions, or just conducting a web survey. Data collection can take a great many forms, and SurveyCTO was built to be flexible.
SurveyCTO builds on the Open Data Kit (ODK) open-source platform, and consists of three primary components:
(1) The SurveyCTO server, which serves blank forms to both Android and web users and receives filled-out form submissions in return. It also provides a management console with online help, sample forms, and tools to assist you in: designing and managing your forms; monitoring data as it comes in; reviewing, correcting, and approving that data; and exporting or publishing it to outside systems.
(2) SurveyCTO Collect, which is an Android app that data-collectors can use to fill out forms on their Android phones or tablets. After data has been collected, it is uploaded to the SurveyCTO server when an Internet connection is available or transferred to a supervisor's laptop over a local (offline) wi-fi connection.
(3) SurveyCTO Sync, which is an application that you can use to download, transport, export, and process your data on a laptop or desktop computer. Sync also provides a range of tools for working with forms and devices while offline.
Give it a try. If you like what you see, it only takes a minute to set up your own server at https://www.surveycto.com.