Mobile Apps

Mobile Capabilities

WebFirst is well versed in the development of data collection systems based on mobile technologies both in low-resource and standard environments. Using various open source platforms, we’ve developed SMS (Text Messages)-based data collection mechanisms whereby users with standard mobile phones can collect data for a variety of applications. For example, from a global health perspective, our behavioral modification-based approach helps to improve vaccine compliance for parents in developing countries. This technology can also be used to increase patient compliance with various medical therapies e.g, sending patient reminders to take medications for chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, heart disease) on time. Since high-speed Internet access is not prevalent in many parts of the developing world (particularly in rural areas), it is important to provide health workers with low-cost tools that will run on very inexpensive cell phone technologies.

WebFirst has expertise with the following Platforms / Technologies:

  • Google Android Platform
  • iPad /iOS
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Appcelerator Titanium for Cross-Platform Development
  • SMS Based data collection systems
  • JavaRosa
  • HTML 5 as a data collection mechanism

PhiCollect – WebFirst’s Open Source mHealth Data Collection Solution

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Examples of our work in Mobile Apps Redesign and Migration to Drupal 8
Working with USDA, WebFirst created a framework for an Enterprise-wide platform that will allow USDA websites to be shared and grow together by enabling content to be managed in a way that breaks down internal silos and optimizes collaboration.
NIH Library
The NIH Library is an open stacks biomedical research library, whose collection and services are developed to support the programs of the National Institutes of Health and selected U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies. The NIH Library provides access to over 10,000 electronic journals, 16,000 e-books, and over 170 databases. The NIH Library came to WebFirst with a need to re-design and re-develop the website and to make it accessible via mobile responsive design.
Private Label Manufacturers Association
WebFirst is the web development arm of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). PLMA is a global organization of more than 3,200 manufacturers and marketers of private label products with members such as Costco and Safeway.
WebFirst helped CGI collect vital information related to their small business day through our mobile data collection platform, PhiCollect.
NACHA - ACH Rules eBook
NACHA came to WebFirst with a goal of launching eBook versions of their popular ACH Rules online.
WebFirst is developing a mobile app to help USAID monitor and tract project activity during missions. This will help USAID to determine overall performance and identify ways to improve these project performances.
WebFirst is currently working with HavServe in Lebrun, Haiti to collect primary education assessment data via Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Mobile tablets. Our system will collect GPS, image and other data. See how we are helping HavServe in Haiti.

Did you know?

Mobile cellular penetration in developing countries passed the 50 per cent mark reaching an estimated 57 per 100 inhabitants at the end of 2009. Even though this remains well below the average in developed countries, where penetration exceeds 100 per cent, the rate of progress remains remarkable. Indeed, mobile cellular penetration in developing countries has more than doubled since 2005, when it stood at only 23 per cent.

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