Above: A GIF showing Lumen’s new category column in the works.
Strengthening working at scale
At Akvo, we help you work with data in a fast, simple and scalable way. Regardless of the size of your organisation, the number of users working with the products, and the amount of data you collect, we want to ensure a simple and reliable user experience. That’s what we’re working on with slice number two.
We are currently changing how you manage users across Flow and Lumen. We started by aligning the login process. This change will also remove the restriction of only supporting Google email accounts in Flow. After that, we will switch to having only one user account for both products so that your access and roles are unified.
We are also working to simplify large scale monitoring efforts. We are changing how assignments work to allow you to push specific data points to specific enumerators. This way, you can ensure that each enumerator only gets the data points that they need to regularly update. This will help to better coordinate large scale monitoring initiatives and also reduce the number of duplicated data submissions.
Supporting large scale data efforts also means making sure you can capture data anywhere, even where the Internet is slow or unavailable and mobile data is expensive. With our newest feature, offline maps, you can save areas to your phone or tablet and use the map when you’re offline.