Getting Started

If you want Avni implemented for your organisation and if you are a novice user, please contact us at avni-project@googlegroups.com. If you understand software development process this page is for you.

avni is composed of4user components

Mobile app - for field providers

Browser app - for system administration

Reporting and dashboard server - for program management

Translation management application

5 Steps to set up Avni


Step 1

Set up the infrastructure

Use Samanvay's cloud service

Easiest way to get started. No need to setup servers and manage uptime - all the heavy lifting is taken care of for you. We are trying to make this experience self-serviceable (i.e. start without contacting Avni open source project team). But for now to get started please contact Avni team at avni-project@googlegroups.com to provision your implementation on the cloud instance. After provision you can do a most of implementation work on your own.

On your own server

You can deploy Avni yourself. The documentation is here. If you need help you can contact us via Email, Gitter or this website.


Step 2

Configure your application

  • Checkout Avni implementation guide and Environment setup guides
  • Define your application schema using subject types, programs and encounter types
  • Configure the forms, for each one of above, with skip logic, validation and decision support rules
  • Write visit/encounter schedule rules

Step 3

Set up users and translations for them

  • Define the catchments and locations you operate in
  • Create test users and assign their catchments
  • Create translation for the users if you require

Step 4

Test your application

  • Install the app from the play store. Login using the credentials created.
  • Test the app. Makes changes to step 2 & 3. Re-sync and test again.

Step 5

Deploy and use

  • Deploy the app to production
  • Create production users and start using
  • Create reports, exports and dashboard

Get in touch


For any questions you may have, please feel free to contact us at avni-project@googlegroups.com  and we'll be happy to help you get setup.