Serval SAM (“Survey Acquisition Manager”) is a free and open source application for Android 2.3.3 "Gingerbread" MR1 (API level 10) or later. It uses the Open Data Kit (ODK) to capture survey form data entered by the user, and sends the captured survey data (“form instances”) to a central collection point via Rhizome.
Serval SAM works as follows:
Serval SAM must be co-installed with the following two apps:
Serval SAM is currently in development, and is available as source code from the survey-acquisition-management repository on GitHub. There are no instructions for building and installing from source code, but it is a standard Android project, so the official Android training material is the best place to start.
The pre-built APK serval-sam.apk was used for the KiwiEx 2013 field exercise. You can download this and install it directly.
Before Serval SAM can be used, it must be configured with the forms that it will present to the user. Configuration is performed as follows:
/servalproject/sam/configs/directory on the Android device
The kiwiex-2013_2012-02-22_config.sam.serval ZIP file contains a bundle of configuration files that were used for KiwiEx 2013. This ZIP file can be unpacked into the
/servalproject/sam/configs/ directory to fulfil step 1 above.