Yaw AnokwaWhat's the first thing we need to create the change we want to see in our communities?
Sure, we need will, we need vision, we need money. We need a lot of things. But what we really need is data. We need to know what happened in the past, and what's happening now, to understand how to create our version of the future.
It seems like a simple thing: get out in the community, collect the data, do the math. But data collection can be painfully slow, and in some cases, lack of speed can mean the difference between life and death.
The explosion of mobile devices has allowed us to collect and analyze data with more accuracy and speed than we ever thought possible. But to fuel the speed, we need software that works on all kinds of phones, not just our fancy $400 phones. And we need that software to be flexible enough to work for any type of data collection.