Tikiti App is a simultaneous data capture and data entry android based tool that was developed by DataVision International to implement Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) using mobile devices such as computer tablets and smartphones . Being in the Research and Data Collection industry for over 15 years, Tikiti is an outcome of a lengthy research and development initiatives in devising new methods of collecting data using new emerging technologies as well as long time challenges that DataVision faced in paper base data collection and manual data entry approaches.
TIkiti enables field researchers to capture, enter and send data and information to our dedicated DataVision Data Server (DDS) to enable real time data and information sharing and analysis globally through a dedicated web-interface. By combining data capture and entry coupled with application’s built in automated consistency and validation checks, the human errors in the entire process cycle of capture and entry are reduced by more than 99%.
The fact stated above is based on the experience obtained following vigorous testing of tradition approaches of paper data collection & manual data entry and the application of technological approach. More significantly, the time taken for the manual data entry process is completed eliminated hence reducing costs and making findings to be more timely available.
Tikiti has the following main functionalities among many more:
Can be downloaded directly to android devices through a dedicated link
Ability to download new or updated forms/questionnaires direct from the server (within the app)
Application access requires authorization (username & password)
Capture and enter data simultaneously
Built-in validation checks
Built-in consistency checks
Built-in automated skip and logic patterns
Store data in the android devices and ability to upload data in later instances in case of data collection in remote areas with no internet connectivity
Ability to view and edit saved data
Recording of GPS at the point of information gathering
Data upload algorithms that work even in limited internet connectivity such as GPRS.
Tikiti App is under continuous development based on the new challenges faced on field and our internal R&D endeavors. Our vision is to have the most robust mobile data collection application assisting project stakeholders to get the most quality and accurate data in a reasonable time for decision making, planning and forecasting.