Dimagi Inc

Cambridge, US


Initially designed for data collection needs of community health workers, Dimagi’s open source platform CommCare enables organizations to create and deploy mobile apps for frontline workers across a variety of sectors. CommCare supports case-based monitoring and runs offline for low-connectivity areas. CommCare allows organizations to configure and deploy their own apps for FLWs without custom programming or dedicated servers.


Operating System
Android: 
iOS: 
Symbian: 
Other - With Java: 
Data Collection Features
Browser-based Form Builder: 
Drag & Drop form builder: 
Offline form building (XLS upload): 
Types of data collected
Text: 
Numeric: 
Single/Multiple Choices: 
Date/Time: 
Location/Geospatial: 
Photo: 
Video: 
Audio: 
Barcode/RFID scanner: 
External app callout: 
Others - Entries: 
Lookup Tables, Repeat Groups, Numeric IDs
Logic Functions
Skip logic: 
Calculation Logic: 
Answer limits & validations: 
Pre-filled answer based on previous entries: 
Others - Logic: 
Hidden values
Multiple Forms & Case Management
Multi-form relationships: 
Respondent's case follow up (Case Management - push & pull data between forms): 
Other Data Collection Integration
SMS data collection: 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) data collection: 
Others - Integration: 
API Access, Device Integration
Data Processing & Analysis
Built in Data Aggregation: 
Integrated online dashboard for data overview: 
Automated Map: 
Customised & Automated Report: 
Others - Analysis: 
Excel dashboard integration, Data cleaning/management tools
Language Support
Multiple Languages Display: 
Non-latin font support: 
Cross Category Features
SMS Communication Platform: 
Geospatial Mapping Tools: 
Remote Sensors: 
Data Analysis Tools: 
Description: 
CommCare supports SMS data collection
Pricing Plans: 
 CommunityStandardProAdvancedEnterprise
PriceUS$ 0US$ 100/monthUS$ 500/monthUS$ 1,000/monthUpon request
Free Account DurationNo Limit----
Number of Mobile User501005001,0001,000+ users
Additional Mobile UserUS$ 1 per monthUnlimited/Discounted Pricing
SMS -- Outbound MessagingNoYesYesYesYes

SMS -- Data Collection

(integration with CommConnect)

No NoYesYesYes

Web-based Data Collection

(integration with CloudCare)

NoNoYesYesYes
Custom ReportsNoNoYesYesYes
Custom BrandingNoNoNoYesYes
API AccessNoYesYesYesYes
Updates (April 2016): 
  • Report Builder: design and build your own reports in CommCare and share with team through the web or scheduled emails
  • New Android User Interface with more modern and colorful look
  • Copying questions: users can now copy questions between forms within an application
  • Data management: CommCare’s new data management tools keep a clean master data set
  • CommCare Supply: a solution to strengthen logistics and supply chain integrated into CommCare
  • Template apps: users can use available template apps when building a new survey or case management
  • User Case management: Track mobile workers' data over time
Best Features: 
  • Comprehensive Case Management capabilities and User Case Management features
  • Works on low-end devices, such as Java phones
  • Users can access free learning resources, including CommCare Help Site and online classes
  • CommCare Report Builder to build your own report shared on the web or through scheduled email
Geographic Focus & Restrictions: 
No geographical restrictions
Sectoral Focus: 
Initially designed for Health sector, however also being used in other sectors, including agriculture, education, women's environment, microfinance, crisis response, etc.
Application Users: 
  • World Vision
  • CARE
  • Catholic Relief Services
Customer Service: 
  • Free/Community plan: Online Learning Resources
  • Paying accounts (Standard, Pro & Advanced): Direct Email support, general or project-specific troubleshooting, 
  • Priority support for Advanced & Enterprise users.
  • Dedicated account manager for Enterprise users.
Awards & Accolades: 
  • Vodafone India Foundation award
  • USAID Development Innovation Ventures award, Stage 1 & Stage 2
  • USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge award for Information Communication Technology Solutions
Compliances: 

HIPAA Compliance

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