Collect data on a mobile

Magpi (formerly Episurveyor), is a web-based application that enables anyone to create a data entry form online, and then use this form to collect data on a mobile device. Once collected, data can be uploaded to the Magpi website for analysis or export. The Magpi mobile app is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Symbian phones. Simple information can also be collected from ANY phone using SMS. The form designer is a web application which you can access via your browser; no installation is needed. Once you have created your forms online, you can transfer them to a mobile app (possible on a variety of mobile phones). Both the web-based form designer and the mobile app assume no technical background or programming skill. They are made to be easy to use. Magpi can be used for different kinds of surveys in a variety of contexts (e.g. public health).

What can I use it for: 

Conducting surveys through mobile phones.


Relatively simple to create a form and implement a survey.


Requires a phone which is supported by the software.

Requires registration, and your form data is stored on the Magpi site.

Platform (OS): 
Online or via a supported mobile phone
There is a paid version and a free version with fewer features and a limit to the number of forms stored
Training Materials: 

Tutorials on Vimeo 

User Guide

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