Getting Started With ODK¶
This document walks you through the recommended workflow to get started with ODK.
Once you can do these steps, deepen your skills by learning how to use ODK for different data collector workflows.
The easiest way to get a Central server is by using ODK Cloud.
ODK Cloud provides fast Central servers with regular feature updates, automatic security patches, daily backups, uptime management, enterprise security, and guaranteed support on any issues.
If you are technical and prefer to self-host, we recommend you install Central on DigitalOcean.
The easiest way to get the Collect app is to download it from the Google Play Store.
You can also install manually from an APK.
- Create an App User in Central.
- Open Collect on your Android device, tap Configure with QR code and scan the Client Configuration Code created for your App User.