The program has two components: a web-based form design app accessible from any browser, and a mobile phone data collection app that runs on Android, Blackberry, and also common "non-smart" phones. Magpi was successfully piloted in collaboration with health ministries and WHO in 12 sub-Saharan African countries, including first Kenya and Zambia, and the pilots resulted in more timely and accessible healthcare data, making it easier to strengthen district level healthcare programs like immunizations and responses to disease outbreaks. Importantly, because Magpi is designed to be accessible in the browser, as simple as word-processing, and with a free basic version (like Gmail), country health workers become fully self-sufficient in creating and health surveys, eliminating the need to contract expensive, usually foreign, consultants. Building upon the success of the initial programs (and funded entirely by a small percentage of users, with no grants or other support), Magpi is now used by thousands in more than 170 countries to collect data on health, the environment, agriculture, and other areas -- making it the most widely-scaled mobile software ever created for the development sector.
DataDyne and it's Magpi mobile data collection product are entirely funded by a small percentage of users, who pay for additional features. For further information on Magpi's pricings, please click here