ESM & Mobile Sensing Solutions: Feature Table
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formrTellmimovisensXSenketoWufooSurveymonkeyUnipark/Questback/EFS SurveyQualtricsExperienceSamplermEMAPacoSosciSurvey / SurveySignal / DiariofunfPurple RobotawareLifeDataMETRICWireOHmageConcertoREDcapBeiwemobileQPIEL SurveySEMA3
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Developer, Company/InstitutionMovisens GmbH KarlsruheQuestback GmbH Kölnsoon SAPilumivuPaco Developers,
Google Inc.
SoSci Survey GmbHBehavio Team (part of Google)audaciouscode (Chris Karr)University of Oulu (Finland)LifeData, LLC.MetricWire Inc.Onnela Lab, Harvard UniversityKU Leuvenresearchers at Australian Catholic University and Orygen-The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, in collaboration with Boosted Human.
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Actively maintainedLast Github commit: 04-06-2019
Last support activity: 02-07-2019
+Last GitHub commit for Android core:
12-01-2016
Last GitHub commit: 03-07-2018Last GitHub commit: 09-11-2018+++++
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Costfree, hosted or selfhostedfree (the software, hosting at LMU)free up to 10 responders for students, paid from 500€ bundles, pay-per-item-resultlimited free hosted plan, paid from $19-149/monthextremely limited free hosted plan, paid from $15-200/month, payment per entryextremely limited free hosted plan, paid from €25-800/month, entry limits applyextremely limited free 2 week trial, paid from €30-359/monthfree up to 100 responses, paid from 300$/yearfree (the software)e.g. professional $7,250/yearfreeown server: free up to 5.000 particiants;
cloud solution: 12 months/6.000 participants = 499 € net
freefreefree3.480 $/year?free for academic and commercial usefreefreefree for academic usefree for academic use?
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Licenseopen (freeBSD licence)open (not yet available)closed-sourceopen (Apache licence), but limited featuresclosed-sourceclosed-sourceclosed-sourceclosed-sourceopenclosed-sourcesoftware: Apache License 2.0,
app: © 2010 Google, Inc.
only for research use; closed-sorceGNU General Public
License v3.0
Apache Software License 2.0closed-sourceclosed-sourceopenopenonly for non-commercial research purposesOpen-source (3-clause BSD license)Open-source (not yet released, planned for Q4/2019)Open-source (not yet released)
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Platformany (browser-based)Android, iOSresearcher-supplied Android onlyany (browser-based)any (browser-based)any (browser-based)any (browser-based)any (browser-based)Android, iOSAndroid, iOSAndroid, iOS (limited functionality)browser-based AndroidAndroidAndroidAndroid, iOSAndroid, iOSweb-basedAndroidAndroid, iOS
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Mobile native-++--++++-+++++++++
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App installation required for mobilenoyesnoyesnoyesyesyes+++++++
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Desktop enabled+--+++-web interfaceweb interfaceweb interface-scripting environment exposed via an HTTP API-web interface- ?+--
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Surveys+++++++++++++-+++++++++
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Experience sampling methods+++----++++--+ (Plugin)++++++
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Offline-capable (mobile)-+++??--++data has to be uploaded at some time-+-++?+?
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Diaries+++----+++-++?
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Mobile Sensing- (not yet)- (not yet)?/++GPS, accelerometer, in-phone sensors, ambient light, ambient sound, app usage, location information, phone details (make, model, carrier), apps installed, accessibility eventsonly with embedded JavaScript+++GPSGPS+ personal location tracking and activity classification (e.g. still, walking, running, etc.)+-?
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Send Emails/SMS+/+-/--/+-/-+/--/-?+/+-+++++/--+
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Send Push NotificationsWIP+++++-++++-+
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Feedback+ (any, using R)not yet-- (maybe using skip logic)---+++++-?
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mobile-ready layout++++??++++++ (responsive layout)++++++++
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WYSIWYG surveys-not yet+-+?++-+
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power-user surveys+ (table-based)?-+ (table-based)-----
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encryption+ (SSL)+ (SSL)++ (SSL)+ (SSL)+ (SSL)+(TSL)
++depends on hostingdepends on hosting; for cloud SSL usedOne-way hashing and encryption for sensitive data; Encryption of locally stored database files+++ (SSL)+ SSLTLS (Only communication)
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conditional questions+ (any, using R)+++++++++++-+++++
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include files in surveyimages, audio, videolimited (images work)++++++++++-++ ?++-
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capture camera output- (mobile only)-+---?+++-+++-
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geolocation+- (not yet)++ (+ maps)--+++++only with embedded JavaScript+++++++-
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randomisation++ (using R)?-+++++++-++
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customise text+ (anything goes)+?--?+ ("piping" only)++++questions can be customized+ (e.g. piping)-+++-+
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Gamification-+(+)----
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Measure reaction times/Show precisely timed stimuli/lab tasks on the webReaction times stored automatically
Other tasks possible with lab.js/js.psych embedding
+/-/-
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Multiuser interactivityOnly through 3rd party sites+-+-
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Self-Initiated Answers+--+
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Server Locationformr.org is hosted at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, self-hosting anywhere possibleself-hosted? // currently at LMUUSAGermany, USANorth America, Europe, Australiaself-hostedUSUS or self-hostedGermany or self-hostedself-hostedself-hostedself-hostedself-hosted, orUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityPlattform: AWS --> location changeableKU Leuven, Belgium
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Technical SupportMailinglist and issue tracker on Githublimited24/7 (Live Rep), Online, Business Hours24/7 (Live Rep), Online, Business Hoursemail suport during business hoursMailinglist,
issue tracker
GitHub
forum and documentationissue tracker GitHubissue tracker GitHub; e-mail Chirs Karrissue tracker GitHub; tutorials; documentation; Slack channelvideos, ebooks, supportsupportGitHub issue tracker, Wikivideos; paper; faq; community forum
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complexity factor +++++-+++--++++++?
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further informationby now (12-11-19) not in agreement with EU-US Privacy Shield;
participants need a Google email
barrier-free surveys are possible
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