Sending application to phones

Hi,

Last week I was demonstrating some users of my CommCare application
here in Malawi, how, when I send an updated version of the application
to their phones through CommCare HQ, they can download this onto their
phone and restore their user data from the server. As a result of this
I have two questions that I hope someone might be able to help me with

  1. The users I work with use the Chichewa, rather than the English
    version of the application. However, when I send the application to
    their phones, it downloads by default in the English version, which
    requires someone logging in as admin to change the language to
    Chichewa. I was therefore wondering whether there is a way that I can
    either send the application to download on their phones in Chichewa,
    or otherwise for users (rather than admin users) to be able to change
    the main language of the application themselves?

  2. The phone automatically offers to download the file into the Games
    folder, is there any way to select the destination of where the file
    goes and have it downloaded onto the memory card instead?

Thanks!

Marije Geldof

Hi Marije,

  1. In CommCareHQ, when you click on the name of the application, you should
    see a screen which lists “Supported Languages”. The first language in this
    list is the default language of the application. It’s currently set to
    English, which is why your app downloads by default to English. You can
    alter this by reordering the list of languages so that Chichewa is on top.

  2. Unfortunately, there’s no way to change where the application downloads.
    Most phones allow you to copy an application from one location to another
    (try hitting the “options” softkey when the app is highlighted), so you can
    copy it from games to the memory card that way. Just in case you’re
    interested, though, we’ve been getting a lot of good feedback about keeping
    the application on the phone’s local memory rather than the memory card –
    it’s much less likely that the application becomes corrupted, or that a CHW
    will accidentally delete it.

Hope this helps!
Amelia

··· On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Marije Geldof wrote:

Hi,

Last week I was demonstrating some users of my CommCare application
here in Malawi, how, when I send an updated version of the application
to their phones through CommCare HQ, they can download this onto their
phone and restore their user data from the server. As a result of this
I have two questions that I hope someone might be able to help me with

  1. The users I work with use the Chichewa, rather than the English
    version of the application. However, when I send the application to
    their phones, it downloads by default in the English version, which
    requires someone logging in as admin to change the language to
    Chichewa. I was therefore wondering whether there is a way that I can
    either send the application to download on their phones in Chichewa,
    or otherwise for users (rather than admin users) to be able to change
    the main language of the application themselves?

  2. The phone automatically offers to download the file into the Games
    folder, is there any way to select the destination of where the file
    goes and have it downloaded onto the memory card instead?

Thanks!

Marije Geldof