How QuestionPro’s offline survey software app is allowing organizations to capture critical data without any internet connection

Why do you need an offline survey app?

Indeed, internet penetration across India has significantly widened in range. But even today rural India is home to 68% of the nation’s population but only 9% of this land receives mobile internet coverage.

This makes it extremely difficult to conduct an online survey in these areas as there is a high risk of data loss. NGOs and charities working across these regions for providing safe drinking water, life-saving healthcare, education, running social awareness campaigns and much more services like these, find it particularly disrupting to their research efforts.

Although these NGOs and social service providers have other options, technology evolution enabled online surveys created using survey maker tools has become their priority whenever it comes to research. However, many of such communities are aware of mobile phones and many of them are able to afford and use them seamlessly.

Taking advantage of increased internet penetration rate and enhanced use of smartphones in rural areas now conducting a survey to understand challenges faced by these people has become easier. Furthermore, the offline mobile app or the capability of the survey app to collect data offline has widened the horizon for NGOs to conduct online surveys without worrying about internet connectivity or electricity issues.

An innovative survey app to collect data offline 

As an effective response and rescue from this persistent problem, QuestionPro built an outstanding offline survey app that works seamlessly on almost all the handheld devices like mobiles and tablets.  The survey app is developed after much efforts to ensure 100% data collection without directly depending on the availability of the mobile internet.

The offline mobile app can be used by anyone who is taking the survey and it also allows the researchers to fully customize the survey matching their brand image. Additionally, the sophisticated logic available for designing powerful surveys using QuestionPro’s online survey platform works not only to make complicated surveys simple and engaging but also works well on the mobile devices to get insightful analytics on the data captured.

Several non-profit organizations such as the Oorja Solution and Anant Innovation have successfully used our survey app to capture information from remote towns and villages where not just mobile internet but even electricity is scarce or non-existent.

So how does this process work? QuestionPro’s offline mobile survey app is designed to capture and save any data collected in the offline mode, directly in the device being used. Once the device detects internet connection, the data is uploaded to the cloud and now you have your survey report as well as the corresponding analytics.

Survey App to overcome internet connectivity challenges 

The offline feature is not just useful in rural areas. Even while asking customers to fill out surveys in zones with low connectivity, the offline feature can save a lot of embarrassment. Imagine finally getting a customer to fill out the survey but suddenly facing disruptions due to low mobile signals.

In the case of QuestionPro’s mobile and tablet app, the interviewer can switch to the offline mode in seconds, passing and save the critical data.

Conduct research anywhere on Earth!

Organizations spend millions in field-based market research leads, but it can result in a significant loss in operational cost simply due to disruptions in data packets.

Now you can finally plan and carry out field research without worrying about internet coverage, invariant of your research location.