Press - September 15, 2016

Don't Settle. Get The Right Data Collection Tool For Your Survey

Whether you are an organization carrying out humanitarian/development initiatives around the world, or a student carrying out research for a project, when it comes to selecting a data collection tool for your next survey, choosing the first result on Google’s first page may not be the wisest choice to make. You have to be thorough

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Press - August 30, 2016

Karibu Megan and Henry!

We are happy to introduce Megan Schroeder and Henry Ng’enda, the new members of the Ona team. Megan is taking over from Sylvia Musula as our new support and M&E manager, handling client projects, and overseeing the support team. She has a degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master of

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Work - August 26, 2016

Leveraging Distributed Data Collection Methods For A More Democratic Agricultural Policy

Harvesting organic parsley near Watsonville, CA. We are delighted to share with you this blog post written by Ona Impact Grantee, Adam Calo. Adam is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley who is doing great work using Ona in his Farmland Monitoring Project. In his guest post, Adam tells us about his project

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Perspective - August 23, 2016

My Summer Experience at Ona

Mekdim Ashebo is a junior at Harvard University who joined Ona as a software engineering intern. In this interview, Mek tells us about his experience at Ona, his projects and what he enjoyed about Nairobi. Mek sits at the center of attention on his last day. What projects were you involved in at Ona? The core

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Work - August 16, 2016

3 ways to get the most out of the new RapidPro + Ona integration

We are thrilled to announce that we added a RapidPro integration to Ona Apps. RapidPro is an open source messaging platform that provides a way to visually build interactive messaging flows (SMS, IVR, Telegram, Facebook Messenger) using its intuitive drag and drop interface. This integration means you can connect a form in your Ona account to a flow

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Tech - August 11, 2016

Thanks for Attending the Python Expose at the Python Nairobi Meetup

A special thanks to everyone who attended the Python Expose at the Python Nairobi Meetup. The 4 hour session that took place at Ona’s Nairobi office had presentations from Dickson Ukang’a, Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Ona, Vitalis Shisoka, Software Developer at Echo-Mobile and Edoardo Biraghi, Director of Software Development at BRCK. The speakers kept the crowd

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Resources - August 02, 2016

Why you need to start using Google Sheets with Ona

Have you been exporting data from Ona and then uploading to Google Sheets? As part of the recent release of Ona Apps, we are excited to announce your life just got easier with our new Google Sheets integration. Ona users can now export data to, and access data directly in, Google Sheets. Six reasons to love the

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Work - July 27, 2016

How Forest Carbon uses Ona with R to automate analysis and feedback

We are pleased to share a guest blog post written by Sebastian Persch, Ph.D. who is doing inventive work combining Ona with custom R code.  A member of the field team in Laos, collecting data about smallholder farmers. Image courtesy of Forest Carbon. A lot of people who use Ona for surveying probably know this

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Press - July 26, 2016

Welcome Jason and Kipsigei!

Last week saw two new members join our cause… introducing Jason Rogena and Kipsigei Cheroigin! Jason has joined us as a software developer for Android. He previously worked as a developer for Sendy where he managed the servers and back end code. At Ona, he will be helping out on the OpenSRP Team and aid

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Work - July 22, 2016

Upcoming: vector tile map support on Ona

One of the key items on the Ona road map this year is to improve our map view. We are happy to announce that Ona will soon be introducing a new way to visualize maps by enabling support for vector tile maps. Here is a sneak peek at what this will change on Ona maps.

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