Enumerators, who are people like you and I, like to download Candy Crush, Facebook, YouTube videos, mobile screen savers, to their mobile phones, and use up significant battery life and data on those apps. This can be frustrating to a project and push them way over budget and deadlines.
In response, earlier this year, Dimagi launched a mobile device management service to help improve mobile data collections surveys with better management controls for mobile devices.
Dimagi created an MDM tool called MobileAtWork for the international development space and ran a pilot with ten organizations testing MobileAtWork in various geographies, with various types of enumerators, project managers, and administrators, and in various development settings.
Our pilot did not go as planned.