Exciting news from the mobile end of the CommCare spectrum. I’m happy to announce the release of CommCare 2.0.0, the first stable release of the CommCare 2.0 platform.
Many of you have already been experimenting with the 2.0 platform, but for those of you who haven’t been introduced, CommCare 2.0 is a major overhaul to support exiting new features.Some of these features are already implemented by HQ’s Application Builder and ready to be used. Others are being added in an ongoing manner, so expect more announcements to come!
Highlights of the 2.0 platform include:
* Case Sharing – Mobile workers can collaborate on cases and synchronize shared data
* Fixtures – Read-Only structured data which can be centrally updated and assigned to mobile workers from CommCare HQ
* CommCare ODK 2.0 – A much improved Android client with rich data collection abilities, historical form management, and goodies like Geo-Mapped Case Select.
* Child Cases – Linked cases (Think Pregnant Mother -> Arbitrary number of children) which can reference data from either side
The new engine driving CommCare 2.0 adds a great deal of flexibility for what kinds of applications can be built, and we’re excited to explore those possibilities. Stay tuned for detailed writeups of some of the new features and how they can be implemented in your apps!
-the CommCare Mobile team
P.S. The Android Market takes a while to update for each build, so it might be a few hours before the newest release is available.