consistent alerts

offline_appsThe native Apple and Android apps, unlike SMS based systems, allow your participants to continue to receive alerts and answer surveys even when they are out of connection internet range.

This ensures that your alerts are received at the correct time regardless of where your participant happens to be. Using native apps (instead of web browser or text message based systems) also keeps the data more secure as it can be stored on the phone after the end of the survey availability window but made inaccessible to anyone holding the phone. The data can then be sent up to the central mEMA platform once the device is back in connection range.