Innovation Corner, Nigeria’s fast-rising social innovation centre, has announced the launch of Blueform, the first, free, offline-based data collection software in Africa. That removes all technical barriers to data collection, management and analysis for social development projects, monitoring and evaluation, market survey and research.
Blueform is seamless and professionals working in monitoring and evaluation, social development, healthcare, agriculture and research and other business areas are actively seeking better ways to collect and analyse data.
“Data collection in Nigeria and the rest of Africa is very important for social development, disease surveillance, market analysis and evidence-based decision making. Timely and effective data collection can save Nigeria and the rest of Africa from epidemics and disease outbreaks. We see the data science dominating social development and, with Blueform, our goal is to provide the tools to drive social development in Nigeria and rest of Africa,” said Tochukwu Egesi, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Innovation Corner. “We’re thrilled to bring Blueform to market and see the impact that users make with it.”
Blueform runs entirely in the cloud, reducing processing time and its impact on a computer’s usability during the typical save and export process. Additionally, Blueform collects data using web-form, USSD and an offline-enabled mobile app working seamlessly to provide data to the online dashboard real time. Data collected can be exported in any format and/or analysed on Blueform.
“We designed Blueform for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are an individual or a large social development organization, Blueform enables anyone to collect data in Africa and analyze such data,” said Kelechi Ezenwaka, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Innovation Corner.
Blueform is currently in partnership with Africa Resource Centre and already has two corporate users at the time of launch. Current users are using it for healthcare projects across three states in Nigeria and the other is using it for social development monitoring and evaluation across Nigeria. To explore Blueform by Innovation Corner visit: https://blueform.co
Innovation Corner is a social innovation centre dedicated to creating solutions to Africa’s social development problems. Innovation Corner also supports social entrepreneurs with products and technical support to help them launch while linking them to other innovators and partners.
Founded in 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. Innovation Corner has created and launched Rem Health (Healthcare), Blueform (Data Science) and working on Govgage (Governance and Civic Technology). Learn more at www.ticafrica.org