A 3rd Generation mobile data tool for public health programs
Links Systems provides signifcant cost savings by utilizing cost-effective cloud-based hosting, leveraging inexpensive devices and materials, minimizing shipping, and reducing training requirements.
The database automatically synchronizes with data collection devices as soon as a internet connection is reached. Unlike paper-based collection methods that can take months and even years to collect and collate.
Data managers can identify and solve issues quicker as they watch the data collection process in real time. Issues can be resolved and sent back out to field workers immediately.
Survey featues like the logic checks survey flow and the summary overview before submission allow for data collection mistakes to be found and resoved before submission of the data.
The most impactful global health organizations are
collecting health data with LINKS
Features of LINKS and ODK
Supports Xforms, a standard format
Survey files can include any data elements.
Surveys can be designed with skip patterns and logical checks
Surveys can be collected completely offline
Surveys can be written to display in multiple languages
Features exclusive to LINKS
Support for localization within the application not just the survey files
Auto send to server on save of survey (continue to try to send if no connection)
Before saving you are presented with a summary of the record
Data Loss Protection
If you try to exit a survey you have started you are warned you will lose the record
Custom logo within the app
Reduced menu items
New menu item option to display mobile website
Password protected functionality based on role
Removed all editing features for defined users
Internet access available notification bar
Ability to write 6 levels to database and select those data in other surveys