Tools for mobile phone and connected computer

The mobile phone applications discussed here, such as FrontlineSMS, run 'locally' on a computer, and can be accessed without using the internet or any other computer network. 

Conduct surveys on your phone


Collect data on your mobile phone and send it back to a laptop or other computer.

EpiSurveyor is a web-based application that enables anyone to create forms online, and collect data with those forms on a mobile device. Once collected, data can be uploaded to the website for analysis or export. The EpiSurveyor mobile app is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Symbian phones (basic feature phones). Simple information can also be collected from any phone using SMS.

SMS hubs

An SMS hub is a stand-alone system which allows you to send and receive large numbers of text messages via the mobile phone network, without needing to be connected to the internet or to any other computer network. Read more about SMS hubs.