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What is the name of the tool?
Tool Class
To what "family" does the tool belong? Pick as many categories as are appropriate. EG: Data Collection, Security, etc. The wiki will automatically create a link to the relevant tool class.
SMS, Data Collection, Data, Remote Data Collection
Who made the tool? Sometimes the tool name and the developer name are the same, and sometimes, they are different.
Mobile Accord
Date Created
What was the date when the tool was first launched?
Still Maintained?
Do the developers of the tool continue to work on it, adding features and fixing problems?
Open Source?
Is the tool's source code original source code freely available and may it be redistributed and modified? (This makes it possible for users to employ the tool for free, with some technical effort.)
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Payment Structure
How, if at all, does a user pay to use the tool. Select all that apply: "Free" if there are components of a service that can be used for free; "Paid" if payment is required (either one-time, or at a given rate upon use) for use of the tool's full functionality; "subscription" if a monthly payment is required.
free, purchase
Languages Supported
What languages does the app's interface support? Note: some apps allow users to communicate in other languages but require the user to use an English language interface. In this case, the app is considered only to support "English".
Skill Level Needed
  • Beginner - The tool has a simple interface that assists the user, either through automatic processes or simple guides, in working with the tool. The user is able to do most things that they need to do without knowledge of advanced concepts, like code.
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  • Advanced - The tool requires advanced knowledge or training in order to use most of its functionality.

Tool Description

GeoPoll is a mobile survey platform with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia. GeoPoll is used to ask large populations questions on their mobile phones without the need for data plans or internet access. Users. GeoPoll's platform administers remote surveys through SMS, voice, or mobile web.

GeoPoll offers a highly curated experience for the user seeking to obtain information. The service allows the user to select from 19 countries in Africa and Asia and obtain a broad sample of responses across the country (either randomly or equally broken down by province, age, and gender). GeoPoll allows the user to provide an "Opt-in Incentive" in which recipients to receive top-up minutes in exchange for participating in the survey. A simple form builder allows the user to ask a series of single choice, "choose all that apply", open ended or numeric questions (with a further option to screen users based off their responses. Beside the form builder is a representation of how the form will look on a mobile phone. The user can set the time frame for when the survey will be completed, and observe visualizations of the responses as they come in.

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A screenshot of the survey creation page.

What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?

Unlike services like engageSPARK, GeoPoll provides its own network of 200 million respondents and 70 mobile network operators to allow the user to specify. However, this network does not extend everywhere. GeoPoll's network consists of 19 countries in Africa and Asia. (As of 7/26/2016, the countries it operates in include Benin, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgz Republic, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philipines, Rwanda, Sierra Leonne, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabe.)

If the user does not have text in local language, GeoPoll offers paid translation services.

Because GeoPoll is a largely curated experience, it is more somewhat expensive than other SMS data collection services that rely on the user to build their survey itself.

Links to Tutorial Content

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