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

  • Before submitting a scan
  • After submitting a scan

B. Background GPS (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 tracked 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.

Track the devices location at time of scan

Import Barcode Scan Data to Google’s My Maps

While our Scans page offers a map view,  to visualize each scan as pins on a map, including the associated data in each scan record, the ideal method is to use Google’s My Maps custom map builder.

Raw Coordinate Data

Here is the breakdown of the raw coordinate data:

geo://lat,lng,alt,accuracy_in_meters,age_in_secs[Scan-LocationTimeDiff],provider,address{214 Lincoln St…}

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