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Six reasons you should be adding voice to your web surveys

Adding voice to web surveys

Hear this! Askia is delighted to announce a reselling arrangement that makes it incredibly simple to voice-enable any Askia web survey. The award-winning Phebi Insight technology provides an option for respondents to answer both closed and open-ended questions using their voices, rather than typing. Phebi Insight won IIeX’s Insight Innovation Competition in Amsterdam on 26th February in recognition of their innovation, momentum and potential to impact our industry. The award included a prize of $20,000 for Phebi to invest further in the technology. We agree with the IIeX judges…

Talkin’ bots an’ revolution

Talkin bots an revolution

A visit to the ESOMAR congress is a sure way to know what’s the next fad or major shift in Market Research. And in September, I counted 4 papers about chat bots. As a proud supporter of the ASC, I am going to point out that the first good paper I saw at a MR conference was at the May 2017 day conference by Simon Neve of Wizu fame. I am not usually afraid of jumping on the bandwagon but in that same conference, Chris Davison and I…

Askiaface: moving forward

Askiaface for iOS & Android moving forward

In order for us to continue maintaining and improving our face-to-face iOS and Android apps, we continually need to update the components upon which these are built; namely the base SDKs provided by Apple and Google. Of course, this implies that we sometimes also need to drop support for older versions of these development tools. Either because maintaining them is time-consuming or because of breaking changes introduced in subsequent platform updates. We have therefore decided to drop support for such obsolete mobile OS versions. Here’s the breakdown: iOS…

What’s new in Askiafield 5.5.2

After talking about the latest version of AskiaDesign 5.5.2, the newest major release of our data collection platform, askiafield, is also finally available. It includes many new features, some fixes and performance improvements. So, what’s new in askiafield 5.5.2? You can check out the fully detailed release notes , take a look at previous askiafield articles or just glance at the most notable new features below: Default quota settings You can now apply default quota settings on a per survey basis. This option is available in the Supervisor…

Askiaface for iOS updates & announcements

Askiaface for iOS updates & announcements

The latest update for Askiaface for iOS has been released over the weekend on the App Store. We also have some important announcements! Updates Refresh resources: this new per survey action will trigger the full download of all survey assets (images, audio, video, …) and will store them on your iOS device. This will overwrite any previously downloaded assets. Refresh survey definition: this new per survey action will trigger the download of the survey’s structure and will also overwrite any previous version of the survey that was stored…

askiaface for iOS 3.3.12

askiaface for iOS 3.3.12

We’ve just released the latest version of our iOS face-to-face app, askiaface. Yes, this update has taken some time… but it looks like the wait was worth it! Updated to iOS 12 base SDK We’ve updated the app’s use of Apple’s base SDK to the latest version of iOS, 12. This allows us not only to improve compatibility with devices running the latest version of the operating system but also to benefit from its latest improvements and fixes. Askiaface for iOS can now run on devices (iPhones or…

AskiaField 5.4 is ready for you

AskiaField 5.4 is ready for you header

We are thrilled to announce that Askia’s entire software suite is ready for deployment in version 5.4. Among the list of features of this major version, we want to highlight the very reason that made us switch to a new version track. Quota revamp 5.4 introduces a total revamp of the quota system. Among the main features are Quotas can now be set up on multi-coded questions and numeric questions. Minimum and maximum quota targets. Easy crossed-quotas. Quota definition, monitoring and quota breakdown by interviewing mode are now on…

New in Askiaface for iOS

New in askiaface for iOS

We’re pleased to announce that we have released a major update to askiaface for iOS on the App Store; version 3.3.0 is jam-packed with exciting new features and many dead bugs: Askiafield 5.4 quota management With askiafield 5.4, we have implemented four new Quota keywords which will dramatically simplify the setting of your surveys when you want balanced or least filled quota. AvailableQuota: returns the indexes of the responses of the TargetQuestion still available (to do > 0) and sorted from the max to do to the min to…

Quota: sticking to the script

Quota: sticking to the script

Nobody likes quota. They have the off-putting echo of a well-wishing community reluctantly leaving Apartheid behind. If researchers mention quota, it’s because you did not hit the targets. If a financial director mentions them, it’s to tell you how you went over and blew the budget. You do not like quota – and us, programmers, well, it was never our favourite part of the job. But with askiafield 5.4, we have put that behind us and made quota sexy. We have rebuilt the quota interface and the quota…

Askiaface for Android in a material world

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Askiaface for Android has just been updated to version 3.3.0 and this major update brings some long awaited features! Our mobile face to face app for Android devices is now finally compliant with smartphones as well as tablets: The user interface has been completely redesigned based on Google’s Material design principles in order to provide a seamless experience with the modern Android environment: Of course, the application remains optimised for high density display tablets and integrates Askia’s new identity style guide: This update will allow your interviewers to access…