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CommCare works on two mobile systems- Android smartphones and J2ME/Java/Nokia-style feature phones. This article provides links to our best practices for procuring and managing such devices for both small- and large-scale projects.

Selecting a Phone

  • Choosing a Device Type - some issues to consider when deciding what type of platform to use: Feature phone vs Android device, and for Android devices tablet vs phone
  • Recommended Phones and Choosing a Phone - some key things to think about when selecting a specific device model, including a list of recommended phones/tablets

Selecting a Mobile Provider

Maintaining Phones

Keeping Up-to-date

Feature Phones (Java/J2ME/Nokia) 

Main page: CommCare for Feature Phones


Advanced Tools

Android Smartphones (CommCareODK)

Main Page


Advanced Tools

Regional Resources

External Resources

SkillTrain in India-based social enterprise that develops training resources for vocational trainings like mobile phone or other electronics repair. They have videos available on their YouTube channel (in Hindi) that address some basic skills like transferring files between mobile phone and computer, and basic use of smartphones, in addition to advanced mobile repair techniques.


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