Tagged in How-to

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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Resources - July 09, 2016

XLSForm Webinar Recap

The XLSForm live webinar that took place on the 29th of June was a big success! With slightly over 100 attendees, the audience included a mix of both Ona users and other data tool users, all with a desire to learn more about XLSForm authoring. Hosted by Ona Support Manager, Sylvia Musula, the comprehensive 45 minute session

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Press - June 22, 2016

Ona now fully supports HXL

We are really excited to announce that Ona now fully supports the Humanitarian Exchange Language, or HXL. HXL is designed to improve information sharing during a humanitarian crisis by creating a simple way to promote interoperablity of data. It does this through an ingenius approach of coding data through hashmarks (#), similar to Twitter. Part of

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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

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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

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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

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Resources - January 07, 2016

Making an Impact with Lean Data

Lean data, or applying lean processes to data collection and use, is an important tool for creating impact in global development programs. It was created as a response costly traditional M&E (monitoring and evaluation) practices that aren’t about the end consumer or user and only applicable to large-scale programs. The core tenet of lean data is focusing

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Resources - December 26, 2015

Give your questions the colors they deserve

We’ve just added a small but powerful new feature that gives you more control on how you visualize data on your map. One of the challenges with our maps to date is you could not specify the colors for specific responses to data. Since colors are randomly assigned, it’s very possible to have true show up as

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Perspective - July 09, 2015

The Perfect Kenyan Chapo

 The Ona team convenes at Dickson’s home to learn the art of making chapo. Recipe and photos below. The Golden Ticket Since my first lunch in Nairobi, Dickson has insisted that all restaurant chapatis pale in comparison to his mother’s recipe. Here’s how every lunch would go when I’m in town: “This is great!” I’d

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Resources - June 19, 2015

Ona Beta: New Features Roundup

On our quest to allow anyone to collect, understand, and use data for humanitarian purposes, we’ve been introducing new features on Ona Beta for months. We’ve rebuilt the service from the ground up with new code and a new look, added features for collaboration and improved data management, and built a support team to help

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