Help needed with installing ODK applications offline

Hi,

I am trying to install ODK applications using an SD card as I will be
working in an area with poor connectivity.

I am following the wiki instructions
(https://wiki.commcarehq.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=9568516) but I’m
the first to admit I am not very ‘advanced’ at IT and this is in the
’advanced’ section!

I have downloaded the .jar file and converted it to .zip I’m now trying to
’Extract the contents of the JAR file (you can open it as a Zip) into the
following folder structure: Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\files\bi’
which I am translating as ‘save the contents of the .jar file on to the SD
card following the folder structure…’ The problem is that on my SD card
I can only follow the structure as far as files - there is no bi folder.
Should I create this or should it be there?

Thanks

Jenny

Just to say I think that I have now made this work. Thanks anyway!

Jenny

··· On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:14:07 PM UTC, Jennifer Hall wrote: > > Hi, > > I am trying to install ODK applications using an SD card as I will be > working in an area with poor connectivity. > > I am following the wiki instructions ( > https://wiki.commcarehq.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=9568516) but I'm > the first to admit I am not very 'advanced' at IT and this is in the > 'advanced' section! > > I have downloaded the .jar file and converted it to .zip I'm now trying > to 'Extract the contents of the JAR file (you can open it as a Zip) into > the following folder structure: Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\files\bi\' > which I am translating as 'save the contents of the .jar file on to the SD > card following the folder structure...' The problem is that on my SD card > I can only follow the structure as far as files - there is no bi folder. > Should I create this or should it be there? > > Thanks > > Jenny >

Hi, Jenny,

If the CommCareODK client from the play store is already installed on your
phone then at least the Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\file folder should
be there. I think you need to create the “bi” folder. Then you can just
copy your “bi” folder with the unzipped JAR file contents into the
Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\file
folder and install.

Note that you have to have already installed CommCare ODK (2.x) from the
play store for this to work. For offline installation of the CommCare
client (the part you download from the app store) see here:
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+ODK+2.0+Offline+Installation

Jeremy

··· On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Jennifer Hall wrote:

Hi,

I am trying to install ODK applications using an SD card as I will be
working in an area with poor connectivity.

I am following the wiki instructions (
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=9568516) but I’m
the first to admit I am not very ‘advanced’ at IT and this is in the
’advanced’ section!

I have downloaded the .jar file and converted it to .zip I’m now trying
to 'Extract the contents of the JAR file (you can open it as a Zip) into
the following folder structure: Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\files\bi’
which I am translating as ‘save the contents of the .jar file on to the SD
card following the folder structure…’ The problem is that on my SD card
I can only follow the structure as far as files - there is no bi folder.
Should I create this or should it be there?

Thanks

Jenny


Jeremy Wacksman
Field Manager, India - Dimagi, Inc.
(+91) 8802 787 333

Thanks Jeremy. I had installed the app but actually it seems that until
you open the app on the phone the files aren’t there on the SD card - and
even then the bi file isn’t so you do have to create this.

Think you are working with some of my colleagues in Nepal at the moment
(James Beard?!)

··· On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:42:21 PM UTC, Jeremy Wacksman wrote: > > Hi, Jenny, > > If the CommCareODK client from the play store is already installed on your > phone then at least the Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\file folder > should be there. I think you need to create the "bi" folder. Then you can > just copy your "bi" folder with the unzipped JAR file contents into the Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\file > folder and install. > > Note that you have to have already installed CommCare ODK (2.x) from the > play store for this to work. For offline installation of the CommCare > client (the part you download from the app store) see here: > > https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+ODK+2.0+Offline+Installation > > Jeremy > > > On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Jennifer Hall <jenny_...@yahoo.co.uk wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> I am trying to install ODK applications using an SD card as I will be >> working in an area with poor connectivity. >> >> I am following the wiki instructions ( >> https://wiki.commcarehq.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=9568516) but >> I'm the first to admit I am not very 'advanced' at IT and this is in the >> 'advanced' section! >> >> I have downloaded the .jar file and converted it to .zip I'm now trying >> to 'Extract the contents of the JAR file (you can open it as a Zip) into >> the following folder structure: Android\data\org.commcare.dalvik\files\bi\' >> which I am translating as 'save the contents of the .jar file on to the SD >> card following the folder structure...' The problem is that on my SD card >> I can only follow the structure as far as files - there is no bi folder. >> Should I create this or should it be there? >> >> Thanks >> >> Jenny >> > > > > -- > Jeremy Wacksman > Field Manager, India - Dimagi, Inc. > (+91) 8802 787 333 >