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New features Repeatable question group Now you can mark a Question group repeatable which allows user to repeat and fill same questions again. User can add the same set of questions, or remove any set that is filled by mistake. Read more about repeatable question group Repeatable question group in mobile app Autocomplete in location form element if there are more than 30 elements This is the UI…

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New features Name help text for the subject Now help text can be configured for the subject name. This text will be useful in case subject name accepts a particular format. Configuring subject type to display name help text Profile Picture Profile picture can be uploaded for each subject in their registration form. This can be enabled by simply enabling "Allow profile picture" option in the…

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New features Multiple sync strategies Earlier Avni is used to provide only catchment based sync strategies where subjects would sync to the offline android app based subject's registered location and the catchment assigned to user. Now Avni provides more options on the subjects can sync to the user Subject's Locations and Users Catchment Direct Assignment to Users Subject Attributes Read more…

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In April Utkarsh Hathi and I did a 2 day visit to Jashoda Narottam Public Charity Trust (JNPCT) a non profit organisation working in the tribal belts of south Gujarat. JNPCT works in villages bordering Maharashtra in the blocks of Dharampur and Kaprada of Valsad district. The organisation has been using Avni for their interventions on community health. The purpose of our visit was to see first…

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During the month of April 2022, we visited SEWA Rural, a nonprofit organisation working in the Jhagadia block of Bharuch district in the south of Gujarat. There are using Avni for two programs. This is a field visit report. Jhagadia Tribal communities form the majority of the population of the region that SEWA Rural works in. The population has been dealing with poverty and challenges in accessing…

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Under the rejuvenation project, the identified waterbodies like lakes and ponds are taken up for desilting. There are several benefits of this such as the removal of silt helps in increasing storage capacity and groundwater recharge thereby improving the availability of water. The excavated silt gets used for several purposes such as agriculture, plot leveling, bund making or road construction…

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New features Grouped form elements Inline form groups are groups of form elements that show up together. They are useful for showing groups of questions for males/females etc. Group options are displayed in a grid which makes the data entry and readability of the related questions easier. App designer Mobile app Data entry app UI changes Data entry app - Change the UI for completed and…

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TLDR : In February we worked on some amazing features. Rule Designer and Canned Analytics eliminate the last of the hurdles in making Avni self-serviceable, at least and definitely for the small projects and survey type usecases. Images and other media will now be accessible from Reports in a secure manner. Fixing a leakage on quality when data uploaded via CSV. They now pass through a net of…

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New features Quick edit in forms Many times, some fields in the form are not available, and will be filled later during the form edit. This feature allows users to jump directly to any page in the form and change the record in that page. This will save a lot of time as now users don't have to go through all the pages. Jump to summary Enabling this feature allows user to directly jump to summary…

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Young Warrior NXT Generation Unlimited is a global multi-sector partnership developed by UNICEF to increase opportunities for education, training and employment available to the young population in the age group of 10 to 24. YuWaah! is its Indian chapter which focuses on engagement, learning, skill development and employment of young people and for that purpose they aim to identify high impact…

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Save the Children India (Bal Raksha Bharat) Save the Children, is one of the largest independent child rights organisations. The organisation is transforming the lives of millions of vulnerable children through targeted interventions on identified focus areas of Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection & Psychosocial, Poverty & Livelihood and Humanitarian response. Having embarked on an…

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Usage and Impact We saw an overall 100% increase in the system usage from last year, which means double the number of services rendered! Utility in Covid 😷 Last year SATHI used Avni to roll out surveys to collect information from ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and health committee members of 28 blocks from 13 districts of Maharashtra. This year we saw multiple organisations using Avni in their…

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New features Attendance list view The attendance list view looks much better now with a listing, and check-box style view. Improved sync and search speed In this release we have made sync speeds better for both first-time syncs and subsequent syncs The primary bottleneck for sync performance for first-time syncs have been sync of metadata. These requests used to take considerable time, adding to…

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New features Handle Subject/Individual migration across catchments Many Avni users have been trying to find ways to move subjects across catchments. This usually causes errors in sync that had to be manually fixed. With this new release, it is now possible to move subjects from one catchment to another. This can be done either via the browser-based Data Entry App, or the Android Field-App (with…

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What's new: File data type Users will now be able to attach files like pdf, doc to upload test results, meeting minutes, etc. Custom Icons Now custom images can be provided to associate with different subject types like Individual, Household. These icons will show up at different places in the field app and data entry app. If the icons are not configured, default icons will show up. Other Minor…

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Note: There is no update to the Android app. What's new: Enhancements to Longitudinal Export Date filter for all types of report Exclude records for which the concerned forms are not filled Include Audit details like username, date created and date modified in all exports Provide an export for Group members Other changes Add Relative Bug Fixes in Data Entry App Enhancements to custom app…

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A new release of Avni field app and Avni admin app is available. The latest version of the field app available on playstore is 3.15.0. What's new: The release covers bug fixes. The release notes for specific components can be seen here https://github.com/avniproject/avni-client/releases https://github.com/avniproject/avni-webapp/releases

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AppSheet is a product by the Google Cloud team. It is available at subscription fees. The similarity between Avni and AppSheet is that both can be used by the frontline workers via the android app, and they both provide its complete functionality in an offline mode. Both are designed to be configurable and one can set up one's data model, forms, and rules. AppSheet has been designed to be more…

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A new release of Avni field app and Avni admin app is available. The latest version of the field app available on playstore is 3.7.6. What's new: In this release we bring to you another amazing feature which allows a project to plugin their own mini app into the Avni webapp. The feature enables Avni to have Custom prints like Progress reports, ID cards, etc. Thanks to the JSS Sickle Cell project…

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A new release of Avni field app and Avni admin app is available. The latest version of the field app available on playstore is 3.14.0. What's new: Comments workflow This is an issue resolution mechanism provided by Avni which helps to fix the mistakes in the record. Comment workflow helps a supervisor to pinpoint the exact subject for which data correction is required. This saves time and…

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A new release of Avni field app and Avni admin app is available. The latest version of the field app available on playstore is 3.11.2. What's new: The release brings you the following big features and enhancements The first two features are to improve the data quality from the field. The next three feature help improve the usability of the app and efficiency of field workers Approval Workflow…

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A new release of Avni field app and Avni admin app is available. The latest version of the field app available on playstore is 3.10.0. What's new: This release brings you the following big features and enhancements Online Data Entry App Please check out the feature video here and do start using it if you haven't already. In case you face any issues and would like anything more there, do not…

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Product Capabilities We constantly listen to community program teams and improve the product based on their experience of using Avni. In 2020, we added many new features and components to the product. A Web-based Application to support entry by data entry operators and viewing of records, data quality check and quick corrections by program managers. App & Form designer for all implementers and IT…

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Shelter Associates (SA), a Civil Society Organization founded in 1993, comprising architects, GIS experts, social workers, community workers and volunteers have carried extensive work in areas of cost-effective housing, basic infrastructural facilities, health, hygiene and sanitation while inspiring behavioural change in the slum dwellers. We work towards empowering communities living in informal…

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ASHWINI (Association for Health Welfare of The Nilgiris) is a not-for-profit NGO which has been working since 1990 to improve the health indicators and health determinants of the 20,000 tribal population spread over 320 hamlets in Gudalur and Pandalur taluk of The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. These tribes are among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) identified by the Government of India and…

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At Jan Swasthya Sahyog, we run a community health programme (or village health programme as we call it here) in 72 tribal villages located in forest and forest-fringe areas of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Under this programme are several programmes for different diseases and conditions. Among them are MCH (Maternal and Child Health) and Phulwari. MCH programme is aimed at reducing maternal…

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A new release of Avni field app and Avni admin app is available. The latest version of the field app available on playstore is 3.7.6. What's new: This release brings you following 5 big features App Designer App designer allows one to design the complete app using screens on the web interface. Right now, for certain activities like writing rules, coding knowledge is required which we hope to get…

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While we started almost 4 years back to create a community health platform, in the last two years our ideas of what Avni should be, became more crystallised. We recognised two things - community health work is only a slightly more specific case of many types of fieldwork. Secondly, we understood that we were not creating a data collection tool but a next-generation fieldwork platform - that caters…

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Avni caters to field work across sectors and organisations. It can do that because there are a lot of similarities in the field work across sectors. Avni provides for all the similarities within the platform and provides tools to make the organisation specific things easier to implement on it. In other words it is a generic software product that is configurable. But there are also a lot of custom…

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Community health There are three health related challenge faced by people living in rural villages: physical access to health services money to access these services knowledge of when and how to use these services In urban slums, the first one is mitigated to great extent but other two are not. The idea of community health is to tackle all three (or two in urban) challenges - to the extent…

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