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Table 3 Solution constraints and their rationale

From: Designing mHealth for maternity services in primary health facilities in a low-income setting – lessons from a partially successful implementation

Solution Constraint Rationale
The front-end application ran on a mobile phone It is not feasible and affordable to use other computing devices such as personal computers.
The front-end application had to work in offline mode There is limited network connectivity in the selected target environment.
The system used open-source technologies This constraint was required to minimize the development costs of the system.
The system should also be publicly available as an open-source product The system is not developed for profit. Rather it is to be used by the regional health Office as well as other interested parties.