Snapture info@greenseesaw.com

SeeSaw tools are a bit different. They stand out as they're very easy to use in the field and are built for the most basic of settings, so barriers to gathering information are thus very low.

By customising our tools to your use case, you're able to run your operations more effectively - whether you're seeking to improve oversight, increase accountability or streamline your processes and systems. We're here to help!...

So let's take a look at one such tool, 'Snapture'...

Snapture – our simple-to-use reporting system – builds on the fact that most people either already know how, or can be trained in a few minutes, to take a photo. We turn android phones - including the cheapest, most widespread models - into ‘intelligent cameras’ that can take a stream of photos quickly and easily.

Snapture - it's as easy as 'click click click'

Snapture takes advantage of the power of machine learning by quickly capturing photos and then processing those images in ‘the cloud’.

Unlike other android applications, Snapture does not require reporters to master a complex menu. All they have to do is take photos of their environment and then a few pictures of colourful codes to make a report.

Snapture walks reporters through the report - a few photos and pictures of codes later, and they're done. The report, whilst simple to do, is a powerful way to gather real-time information...

After reporting via Snapture, the reporter gets a confirmation message back to thank them for their reports. If, for some reason, they forget to report, they will receive a prompt reminding them that reports still need to be made.

The simplicity of the Snapture system has huge advantages over other means of collecting and collating information:

1. Snapture can be used after a few minutes of training and requires next-to-no literacy. It is quite accessible by the old, young, disabled and those otherwise ‘technologically-disadvantaged’

2. Snapture prioritises the use of images to capture and relay the reality of on-the-ground situations

3. Snapture can be put into any language, including pictograms, by quick and easy modification of the code sheets

4. A Snapture report takes only a few seconds to gather and can be done even when it is raining, in bright sunshine or whilst wearing gloves (something that defeats typical android form-filling apps)

Ok, so once a reporter submits their Snapture reports, what happens next?

Providing simple yet powerful oversight of the local reality

A big problem for managers is knowing which information is reliable. As SeeSaw tools are easy to use, we're able to gather the same information from different people. This allows us to cross-reference one reporter with another - making the whole system more reliable.

SeeSaw works with you to make sure there are many reporters out there reporting, and of course, that effort needs managing and coordinating. We're used to dealing with this, so we leverage other's powerful data-management tools and partner with you to make sure you stay on top of everything!

So how does all of the gathered information come together?

SeeSaw collates the information from the field - whether from individual households and facilities or from aggregated reports at commune-level - and puts these on a map, helping you to spot patterns or anomalies.

In the same way that this map shows the location and status of fixed waterpoints across Ghana, it can be used to map the location and status of sites within any project...

We also use powerful third-party tools - such as Airtable or Trello - to assist in providing you with a quick overview of status, progress and required actions.

...and in the same way that this board shows the status of fixed waterpoints, it can be used to reflect status and/or progress at different locations

Of course, you can also receive summaries and alerts via email or SMS, or feed the information into other systems your team already uses.

For more information about SeeSaw, our tools, and how they can apply to your project, email us at info@greenseesaw.com


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