CommCare is used to build mobile applications that are designed to support frontline workers across a variety of sectors in low-resource settings.
Frontline workers use CommCare to track and support their clients with registration forms, checklists, SMS reminders, and multimedia—all on Java-enabled phones or Android smart phones and tablets.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
500+ projects in over 60 countries
CommCare was designed by engineers based in the United States, India, Senegal and South Africa.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
CommCare has about 20,000 active mobile workers and over 235,000 users total as of August 2018. Over 325,000 apps have been built with CommCare, though many may have been used for test projects. There are currently 935 CommCare project spaces that CommCare considers to be active, each of which can hold multiple applications.
- CommCare provides free support resources for communities and developers
- Dimagi also hosts a free online academy and offers a certification program for CommCare
- Dimagi has field staff around the world that can provide implementation services to help users design, build, and deploy their mobile projects at an additional cost
- Additional resources are available on the CommCare Help Site and as part of their Quick Start Guides
- Email and phone support are available for advanced software plans
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
- Reduce maternal and child mortality
- Agriculture training
- Malaria prevention
- Retail distribution
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
CommCare can be integrated with 1500+ apps through Zapier.
Academic Research and References
Svoronos, T., Mjungu, P., Dhadialla, R., Luk, R., Zue, C., Jackson, J., and Lesh, N., 2010, CommCare: Automated Quality Improvement To Strengthen Community-Based Health, Weston: D-Tree International.
Dayalu, R., Wacksman, J., Chen, M., Loudon, J. and Lesh, N., 2015, Adoption And Continued Use Of Mobile Technology: An Analysis Of CommCare Data, Procedia Engineering, 107, pp. 247-254.
Adelman, S. and Capati, J., 2015, Using Smartphones and Tablets to Improve Access to Evidence-Based Medical Resources and Document Clinical Practice by Clinical Associate Students in South Africa, Annals of Global Health, 81(1), p.70.
Champanis, M. and Rivett, U., 2012, Reporting Water Quality: A Case Study Of A Mobile Phone Application For Collecting Data In Developing Countries, in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development 2012, pp. 105-113.
Flaming, A., Canty, M., Javetski, G. and Lesh, N., 2015, The CommCare evidence base for frontline workers.
Chawani, M.S. and Ngoma, C. , 2011, Use Of Mobile Technology To Support Provision Of Community-Based Maternal And Neonatal Care In Developing Countries, HEALTHINF, pp. 260-267.
Compliance with regulations
Standard, Pro, and Advanced plans currently adhere to HIPAA security plans. Dimagi is willing to assume liability and sign a "Business Associates Agreement" (BAA) for advanced software plans to assure HIPAA compliance.
News and awards CommCare offers a compiled evidence base of over 50 studies of its impact. The Australian Centre of International Agricultural Research also released a report of two yearlong studies of CommCare’s impact across nine agricultural projects.