Press - May 12, 2016

Ona at the 2016 ICT4D Conference next week

Ona will be at the 2016 ICT4D Conference in Nairobi next week. We’ll be giving a talk, speaking on a panel, and meeting with partners. Ukang’a Dickson is speaking about Advanced Mapping, Workflows, Real-Time Data Analysis and Sharing with Ona on Wednesday, May 18 @ 10:45 am. Matt Berg is participating on an OpenSRP panel on Monday, May 16

Read More

Press - May 05, 2016

What's New in Ona: Release Notes

We’re constantly working to improve Ona, but we’ve overlooked letting the world know what’s been updated. To fix this, we’ve added Release Notes to keep track of updates in each release. We’ll also be sending monthly email summaries to those of you on the mailing list. Here’s the latest summary: Chart Improvements We’ve added a few things

Read More

Tech - April 21, 2016

Working with Data in the Unix Shell

I recently gave a talk at a data science meetup organized by the good people at iHub Research, on using Unix shell tools to work with data. It was primarily a hands-on workshop, but the slides I prepared may be useful to those who couldn’t make it. You can find the presentation embedded below.

Read More

Resources - April 15, 2016

Introducing ona.R - Easily use Ona in R

One of the great things about the R programming language is the thousands of packages users have written to solve problems in areas of data import, data wrangling and data visualization. We’re glad to introduce ona.R, a package that helps you import data from your Ona account into R. This package is a direct fork of Prabhas Pokharel’s awesome formhub.R library. As we work

Read More

Press - April 08, 2016

OpenSRP Nairobi technology sprint, take two!

In mid-March, Ona hosted the second OpenSRP engineering sprint, bringing engineers from around the world to Ona’s Nairobi office. Engineering partners from SID (Indonesia), mPower (Bangladesh), IHS (Pakistan), OpenMRS, ThoughtWorks and Jembi (South Africa) joined the sprint to enhance the user experience and performance of OpenSRP, an mHealth platform that empowers frontline health workers in developing countries to deliver more effective healthcare. Ona is the technology lead

Read More

Press - April 04, 2016

Five additions to the Ona team

Two weeks ago, the entire Ona team was together in Nairobi. It was a great opportunity to take a pic outside our office. If you look at the photo carefully, you’ll notice we’ve added a few vital roles. A warm welcome to Faith, James, Njagi, Rosalia and Sandra. Faith is joining our support team to

Read More

Press - March 31, 2016

Ona endorses the Principles for Digital Development

Ona is proud to endorse the Principles for Digital Development. While both improving our technology platform and consulting with partners, our team is guided the Principles on a daily basis. Technology affords new opportunities for governments, development and humanitarian organizations and communities to be increasingly data driven, collaborative and accountable. We believe the principles provide important

Read More

Resources - March 29, 2016

Updates to user permissions in ODK Collect

One of the major new features that we introduced with the release of our new platform last fall is the ability to assign role-based permissions to projects. This had been one of our most requested features from the previous Ona version, and we’re excited to support this now for all users on ona.io. Users can now create projects on Ona and add

Read More

Resources - February 26, 2016

Exporting data with labels

A few emails have come in requesting support for questions as headings in data exports. We have heeded your call and are glad to announce this is now possible. When exporting CSV, Excel and CSV Zip files, you can choose whether labels and/or names show up as column headers. Using XLSForm syntax, the label column contains the actual

Read More

Press - February 12, 2016

Writing Python Code to Decide an Election

The long awaited video from Ona’s keynote presentation at PyConZA 2014. A while back Ona was given three weeks to write the software that will tally votes in the Libyan elections and decide who wins and who loses. This is not something we could get wrong. We combined agile development with best practices in testing

Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20