GPS Location Tracking

Track & Trace with GPS via Barcodes or NFC tags

You can enable this option when creating your Services using the Advanced tab. You will have a number of options available as to when to initiate tracking. Location data is always recorded after a scan (or a manual entry or lookup search). There are basically two (2) options:

A. Foreground GPS (aka GPS as a Question): Using this option, the app user is presented with their their location with every scan. The coordinates recorded are posted with each scan in the same way any ‘Question’ response is recorded. Typical Foreground GPS selections:

  • Before submitting for validation
  • After submitting for validation

B. Background GPS (aka GPS as a scan property): Location data is recorded for each scan without the app user needing to do anything. The coordinates recorded are posted with each scan as a scan property.

Note: For background GPS, if the GPS indicator bar on the Tap to Scan page is green, then the device is tracking via GPS. If it is red, then the device may be tracking via a wireless Network instead of GPS (assuming that’s enabled in the device’s settings) or it may not be tracking yet due to device connectivity issues. We recommend that the app user tap this red bar periodically to ensure that the device is at least tracking their current Network location and not using an ‘old’ location due to connectivity issues.

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