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New features in Magpi!

Joel Selanikio ON 08 October 2012

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Magpi (the “new EpiSurveyor” coming out in January) has more than 40 new features (as well as major improvements to old ones). Here’s the full list of new features:

  1. SPEED — Magpi is WAY faster than EpiSurveyor, even over a slow connection. You’ll notice the difference immediately. Fewer page loads, faster code, everything is just much faster.
  2. More free data — we’re increasing the annual upload limit for free users by 20% from 5000 per year to 6000 per year
  3. registration – register and login using your email address, username, or mobile number
  4. mapping - open your maps in Google Maps.
  5. mapping - color-code the pins on your map to match your data, just by choosing from a menu.
  6. mapping - publish live updating maps to stand-alone webpages for sharing
  7. mapping - embed live updating maps in other websites
  8. mapping – easy filtering of dates with pulldown menu of choices (e.g. “last week”, “this month”, etc)
  9. mapping – easy filtering by search terms
  10. mapping – easy filtering by user with pulldown menu of all data collectors
  11. analysis – publish live updating reports to stand-alone webpages for sharing
  12. analysis – embed live updating reports in other websites
  13. analysis – easy filtering of dates with pulldown menu of choices (e.g. “last week”, “this month”, etc)
  14. analysis – easy filtering by user with pulldown menu of all data collectors
  15. analysis – easy filtering by search terms
  16. data - checkbox questions are now automatically separated into individual yes/no questions in your dataset to make analysis easy
  17. data – easily enter data into on-screen forms complete with skip logic and other constraints
  18. data – share on-screen forms with non-Magpi users so they can enter data online (think of it as Survey Monkey Lite)
  19. data – Publish live updating datasets to stand-alone webpages for sharing
  20. data – Embed live updating datasets in other websites
  21. data – easy filtering of dates with pulldown menu of common choices (e.g. “last week”, “this month”, etc)
  22. data – easy filtering by user with pulldown menu of all data collectors
  23. data – easy filtering by search terms
  24. form design – modify forms after you’ve collected data
  25. form design - drag and drop single or multiple questions to change order
  26. form design – change question types at any time after making the question
  27. form design - cut/copy/paste single or multiple questions
  28. form design - import xforms from other form design software
  29. form design - keyboard shortcuts for question creation, form saving, and more
  30. form design - better logic with a completely new and much easier method of adding skips and other logic to a form.
  31. form design - photos and video questions (on iPhone and Android)
  32. enterprise – “white labeling” — use your own logo and branding when you log into the website
  33. enterprise – define teams of users to make sharing forms easier
  34. enterprise – bulk import of users
  35. enterprise – register users without an email address — no more creating gmail accounts for your enumerators
  36. enterprise – two week free Enterprise trial so you can try our API
  37. account – users can see their remaining upload credits, view and print invoices on account page
  38. account – users can upgrade or downgrade themselves on account page
  39. account – users can “top up” their upload credits themselves on account page
  40. general – click on column headers to sort
  41. general – better paging for list displays
  42. general – fewer page loads, for increased speed over slow connections
  43. general – system remembers filter settings when changing between data, maps, and analysis
  44. general – system collects three date-time stamps for each record: record start, record end, record submitted to server

We know you will love the new Magpi, and we’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the release!