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Favorite Feature Friday – Minimize Duplicate Cases in CommCare
Minimizing Duplicate Cases is the first feature in this series, and we will publish a new video every Friday with one of our Field Team’s Favorite Feature!
October 20, 2017
CommCare’s Zapier Integration is a Game Changer
With our new Zapier integration, CommCare just went from a mobile app that can manage data really well to a mobile app that can manage data really well and do anything else.
August 30, 2017
The World’s Most Powerful Mobile App Builder Just Got a Lot More Powerful
Use Zapier to connect CommCare to hundreds of other applications.
August 28, 2017
Leveraging CommCare Data for Analysis
How can I analyze my CommCare data? We hear this question all the time. You built an app, started collecting data, and now, you need to start making sense of the information you collected. This is a critical step because your CommCare data can help reveal trends and information you need to make informed project
June 26, 2017
CommCare Feature Update: New App Manager
The CommCare team is releasing a new app manager format.
May 15, 2017
CommCare Feature Update: Improvements to User Case Management
The CommCare team is excited to announce some updates to our “user case” feature! Beginning on on May 17th, web users will be able to interact with the user case in the same way they can interact with regular case management in the form builder. To accomplish this, we are going to mirror the “easy
May 3, 2017
CommCare April Product Update
We are excited to announce a few new features to CommCare this April! Read below for more information on the following updates: Preview your CommCare app in multiple languages Filter reports by location We also have a few non-feature updates for you toward the bottom, including information on a new Business Development Toolkit our team
April 27, 2017
New CommCare Form Builder Improvements Released
The CommCare team is excited to roll out some improvements to the CommCare form builder today. The following changes simplify the way users interact with the form builder. We updated the following in the form builder: the top-level navigation, question properties, and multi-select checkboxes.
March 3, 2017
Web Apps Feature Enables Robust Web-based CommCare Experience
The CommCare team is excited to announce today the release of web apps, a powerful web-based CommCare experience. What is the web apps feature? With the new web apps experience, you can use CommCare applications in a web browser just as you would on a mobile device. Previously, CommCareHQ allowed users to enter data into
October 14, 2016
Simplify App Building in CommCare with Easy References
We are excited to announce Easy References, an update that will help you unleash the power of case management in your application, and save you time in the app building process. This update is two-fold: (1) there will be a new look and feel for question references in form logic, and (2) referencing case properties
June 30, 2016
Build Custom Reports in CommCare with Report Builder
Time and again, we received feedback from our users that building custom reports was one of the key features missing from CommCare. We heard you. Today, our product team is very excited to announce the release of Report Builder. The Report Builder is a built-in tool that allows you to build simple reports and charts.
May 6, 2016
Learn How to Budget for your Mobile Project
Budgeting is one of the most important considerations for any mobile project. Building a holistic picture of all the related costs associated with a mobile project takes time. To help organizations estimate the total cost of adopting CommCare (or other mobile technologies) for frontline programs, we have developed an easy-to-use budgeting tool called the Total
March 31, 2016
CommCare Lookup Tables 101 - Apply for a free trial by March 4th!
Lookup Tables are a powerful feature to “look up” information directly from Excel spreadsheets, making it a lot easier and faster for you to input and update external information in your app. Lookup Tables are great for managing large amounts of information, such as Weight-for-Age Z Score tables for nutrition projects or extensive geographical locations
February 26, 2016
December CommCare Update: All About Messaging!
Welcome to the December CommCare update! While most of our users build mobile apps with CommCare, did you know that CommCare also supports SMS, email, and IVR messaging? CommCare messaging can be used on its own or integrated right into your mobile application, enabling you to send targeted messaging to cases you are tracking. This month, we’re excited to
December 15, 2015
5 CommCare Tricks from Dimagi's Field Team
On the Dimagi field team, everyone has their own CommCare tricks. These can be preferences in app design, techniques for building forms, or the way we use certain features. We are constantly sharing our experiences over Skype and email, and occasionally a Field Manager will mention a feature that almost no one else knew about. So
November 8, 2015
New CommCare Mobile Look Now Live
Our engineering team is excited to announce today the official release of the new CommCare look, which was released in beta in September. CommCare apps now have a more modern, colorful, and engaging look that is more consistent with other Android applications. Will my app automatically update to the new style? All new downloads of
November 4, 2015
October's CommCare Update: New data cleaning and workforce tracking features
Welcome to the October CommCare update! This month we are announcing two new features to help you better organize mobile workers, as well as a feature to help keep your HQ data clean. Check them out below! – Amelia & the CommCare team User Case Management With User Case Management, you can now track data about CommCare mobile workers
October 20, 2015
September Product Update: New CommCare Look & Report Builder
Our engineering team is thrilled to announce two new beta features in CommCare. CommCare gets a fresh look: CommCare on Android will look nicer and be more fun and easy to use! New CommCare Report Builder: we’re launching a new analytics tool that lets you create your own reports and data visualizations right in CommCareHQ. Exciting
September 23, 2015
New CommCare Feature: Lookup Table Question Type
We’re happy to announce a new feature available on CommCare’s Standard plan: the Lookup Tables question type. Lookup Tables allow your mobile applications to “look up” information from a spreadsheet that is uploaded to your project space. The new question type links to any Lookup Tables you’ve created, making it easier to reference this information in
May 20, 2015