Mobile Data Collection
Data-driven development: the best way forward
In the development world, a lack of reliable health and socioeconomic data makes everything a bit tougher. It’s difficult to understand a community’s needs and problems from afar, and volunteers deployed on-site tend to stay for short time periods and turn-over quickly. At Puente, we believe that data can be fuel for the entire development ecosystem to operate more efficiently. That’s why we created our own mobile data collection tools specifically for the development world.
Puente’s mobile data collection app helps organizations operate more efficiently today and contribute to a system of record that can prove invaluable to the communities over time. We give partner organizations the tools they need to connect more seamlessly with communities before, between, and during physical visits, making every step of the development process easier. Contact us today to learn more about how data help your organization maximize its impact, both today and in the long run.
How It Works
Generating Actionable Insights for Community Development
Designed for Development
Our application was built by seasoned development professionals who understand the unique challenges that come with working in rural, underserved communities. That’s why the app is designed to work in all conditions, including those with limited cell reception or WiFi access, just like a paper and pencil would. The standard version of our app is pre-loaded with survey modules that guide users to collect all the most critical information for development work, and we’ve built custom surveys for partner organizations with a specific focus area.
Real-Time Community Mapping
Surveys submitted in the Puente app are automatically anchored to the user’s location at time of submission, making it the perfect solution for communities without reliable street names and numbers. Users can take our app door-to-door for community canvassing while dropping pins to flag community assets such as health clinics, recreational spaces, water access points, and more. Once a community has been adequately surveyed, users can toggle through visualization filters to see where problems physically exist and what infrastructure may be lacking.
Example Use Cases
Our technology is built with flexibility to solve a wide variety of business challenges. Here are a few examples of how Puente’s volunteers and partner organizations are putting it to use.