Nigeria’s Innovation Corner to rival Survey Monkey, Google Form in Africa as it launches Blueform
Innovation Corner, a fast-rising social innovation centre, today announced the launch of Blueform, the first, free, offline-based data collection software in Africa.
Blueform, according to innovation corner will removes all technical barriers to data collection, management and analysis for social development projects, monitoring and evaluation, market survey and research.
The Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Innovation Corner, Tochukwu Egesi while highlighting the workability of Blueform disclosed that timely and effective data collection can save Nigeria and the rest of Africa from epidemics and disease outbreaks
“Data collection in Nigeria and the rest of Africa is very important for social development, disease surveillance, market analysis and evidence-based decision making,” he noted
“Timely and effective data collection can save Nigeria and the rest of Africa from epidemics and disease outbreaks. We see the data science dominating social development and, with Blueform, our goal is to provide the tools to drive social development in Nigeria and rest of Africa,
“We’re thrilled to bring
Blueform to market and see the impact that users make with it.” he added
He disclosed that Blueform will runs entirely in the cloud, this according to him will reduce processing time and the impact on a computer’s usability during the typical save and export process.
Also Speaking, Kelechi Ezenwaka, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Innovation Corner noted that Blueform will collect data using web-form, USSD and an offline-enabled mobile app working seamlessly to provide data to the online dashboard real time.
“Blueform collects data using web-form, USSD and an offline-enabled mobile app working seamlessly to provide data to the online dashboard real time. Data collected can be exported in any format and/or analysed on
Blueform,” he stated.
“We designed Blueform for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are an individual or a large social development organization, Blueform enables anyone to collect data in Africa and analyze such data,”
Features of Blueform at launch include:
Offline Data Collection: Blueform collects data using USSD code technology that works without the internet and a smartphone, an offline-enabled mobile app that syncs when there is internet access and regular web channels.
Flexible forms: Blueform allows users to design their own forms as they wish and to collect any kind of data of their choice.
Geo-Fencing: Blueform allows users to specify exactly where their data can be collected.
GIS Mapping: Blueform allows users to track exactly where data was collected from.
Analytics: With Blueform, users can analyze data on the platform.
Escalation: Implementation partners and agents using Blueform can automatically notify supervisors of on-field events of importance effortlessly.
Blueform is currently in partnership with Africa Resource Centre and already has two corporate users at the time of launch. Current users are using it for healthcare projects across three states in Nigeria and the other is using it for social development monitoring and evaluation across Nigeria. To explore Blueform by Innovation Corner click here