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DHIS 2 Android Tracker Capture and Event Capture official release


Dear all,

the Android clients of Tracker Capture and Event Capture have now been officially released!

Special features
These two Android applications provide the functionality of the Tracker Capture and Event Capture from DHIS 2 specifically designed for use on Android devices. In addition to what has already been possible, we have been able to take advantage of the Android platform to add a few extra features:

Offline support
The most important aspect of these apps are offline support, and the apps have been developed with that as one of the main requirements. With these apps installed on a device it will be possible to log in to DHIS 2 once, and then be offline for weeks or months (or even more!) at a time while doing data collection.

Integrated GPS capture
By using these apps, it is now possible to take advantage of the built in GPS modules that come with most Android phones and tablets. Because of that, GPS coordinates can be simply captured by pressing a button while doing data entry.


Download & Use
You can download the applications from Google Play, or directly from GitHub.
Downloading from Google Play will provide stable automatic updates, while GitHub will provide more rapid, unstable releases. Users who simply want to test the application in general should use the Google Play download links (see below).

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The functionality of the applications are the same as the existing Tracker Capture and Event Capture in the web version of DHIS 2, implemented specifically for touch interfaces. To start using it, simply log in, and the required data will be loaded onto the device. Please note that Tracker Capture only loads data for programs with registration, while Event Capture only loads data for programs without registration.

Download links:

Google Play

Tracker Capture:

Event Capture:


Tracker Capture:

Event Capture:

Source code
Source code can be found in the DHIS 2 GitHub directory.

Sincerely yours,
The DHIS 2 Android development team


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