MiniVAN Touch is a mobile canvassing application that integrates with websites provided by NGP VAN. The MiniVAN system allows users to export canvassing lists from VAN onto an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Canvassers can then enter data into their device as they talk to people on their list. When the canvassers connect their device to the Internet over a wireless or cellular network, they can upload their data back to the VAN with the touch of a button. Administrative users on the VAN can then review the data and apply it to the database in one quick step.
Canvassing with MiniVAN allows NGP VAN clients to spend more time and resources on actually contacting people instead of on data entry. What’s more, it virtually eliminates the lag time between collecting canvass results and putting that data to work.
- Fix for "Voted" sticker not showing when list is first downloaded
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve worked 5 campaigns and have used miniVAN for all of them, I really liked that you updated it so people can canvas in pairs. The only thing I’d like to see is some way to mark multiple houses as inaccessible, that way I don’t have to waste 10 minutes marking 50 doors in a gated community.
Good app but little change needed:
I’ve worked on many campaigns and I’ve always had great luck with minivan. Although I would like to see there be an quicker way to mark houses and communities “inaccessible” and I would also like to see a more accurate GPS location of houses on the map.
Otherwise, no complaints!
Pros: way easier for the canvasser to identify prospects and enter data, than using paper lists. WAY easier for the field organizer.
Cons: Randomly logs me out, sometimes several times an hour, which can be a major problem canvassing in areas with limited cell service. This bug has persisted through at least six updates. Have to switch apps to navigate.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.