Magpi
DataDyne

Washington DC, US


Magpi is a data collection and messaging application with rich functionalities to address field data collection and broadcast messaging needs, with both free and paid subscription levels. Data can be collected with iOS, Android, or Symbian apps, online, or with two modes of SMS data collection. Integrated satellite data upload is possible for remote or emergency-affected regions with no cellular or wifi capability. Magpi now has both outbound and inbound APIs to allow other apps to either submit data to Magpi or extract collected data from Magpi.


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: 
Diagnostic Devices
Logic Functions
Skip logic: 
Calculation Logic: 
Answer limits & validations: 
Pre-filled answer based on previous entries: 
Others - Logic: 
Text/email/audio messages triggered by logic
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: 
Integration with Automation Apps: 
Zapier
Others - Integration: 
API Access
Data Processing & Analysis
Built in Data Aggregation: 
Integrated online dashboard for data overview: 
Automated Map: 
Customised & Automated Report: 
Others - Analysis: 
Publishable/embeddable reports, Dynamic integration with external apps through Zapier connection.
Language Support
Multiple Languages Display: 
Non-latin font support: 
Cross Category Features
SMS Communication Platform: 
Geospatial Mapping Tools: 
Remote Sensors: 
Data Analysis Tools: 
Description: 
Magpi has extensive text, email, text to speech and recorded audio broadcast messaging capabilities, which allow messages to be timed or triggered by logic based on incoming data
Pricing Plans: 
 FreePro (MONTHLY)PRO (YEARLY)Enterprise
PriceUS$ 0

US$ 500/ month 

 

US$ 5000/yearUS$ 10,000/year
Forms per Account20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Questions per Form100UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Submissions per Year

6,000

(500/month)

UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Upload Credit Included500 per month50010,00020,000
Cost of Additional Upload Credits

N/A

Limit of 500 uploads per month

US$ 0.25

Volume discounts above 20k

US$0.25

Volume discounts above 20k

US$ 0.20

Volume discounts above 20K

SMS Data Collection AvailableNoYesYesYes
Message Credits10505001,000
Store Data on Own ServerNoNo NoYes
API AccessNoNoNoYes
Updates (April 2016): 
  • Zapier integration, to connect Magpi with almost any third-party software
  • Umbrella accounts, to manage field teams
  • Satellite communication system integration, to collect data even in areas with no connectivity
  • Interactive SMS (iSMS), to collect complex, high quality data from any phone
  • Respond, to send out automated SMS/audio messages to people/groups in response to the data collected
Best Features: 
  • Text to Speech Messaging, which allows users to type a message and send it as a phone call (the computer reads the text)
  • Form sharing via email and SMS
  • Integrated SMS (with two methods of data collection: "structured" or "interactive") and web data entry
  • Recorded Audio Messaging, which allows users to record a message in any languague and send it as a phone call (particularly useful to reach illiterate populations)
Limitations: 
  • Barcode/RFID data entry could be added for more specific data collection
  • No case management capability
Geographic Focus & Restrictions: 
No geographical restrictions
Sectoral Focus: 
No sectoral focus
Application Users: 
  • UNICEF
  • WHO
  • International Federation of Red Cross
Customer Service: 
  • Free Account -- Free via Email
  • Pro & Enterprise -- Free via email, with priority 24 hr response
  • Phone/Skype/Ground support with additional cost
Awards & Accolades: 
  • The ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement Award for Collaboration (2012)
  • FRIDA Award for contributing to the information society in Latin America (2010)
  • The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare IT (2009)
  • The Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability (2009)
Compliances: 

Magpi can be made compliant with any system of certification (e.g. HIPAA) with the new on-premise installation

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