Upload of locations to provide live GPS tracking can be done in two different way. Using a smartphone application or using one of the supported dedicated GPS trackers.
In any case, the device you are using will be assigned a unique "Device ID" that is used to identify your device and that you can communicate to the events organisers so you can be tracked.
If you are interested in acquiring some dedicated GPS trackers, we do not sell directly devices, but you can contact us for some information about the different resellers.
See below more detailed instructions for each type of device:
Install the app from Google Play app or the Apple App Store, Search "Routechoices Tracker", by Raphael Stefanini.
Upon opening the app, it will display a device ID.
Before starting a event, click the "Start live GPS" button to start sharing the location of the phone with us. And when the event is over, Turn off the app with the "Stop live GPS" button.
Once the GPS signal is good, the device ID turns green and the app starts uploading its locations.
Ensure that GPS location provider with high accuracy is enabled in the system settings for the app and that GPS access is allowed all the time. If not, uploading GPS data will stop when screen goes to sleep.
Note: Google and Apple are trying to restrict background processes to give user better battery life, but it affects application like Routechoices Tracker which require persistent background execution. Common issues to check for:
The dedicated GPS trackers supported are:
Configure the devices to share data with TCP protocol to server
routechoices.com on the following port:
Devices must be registered by acquiring a Device ID (see below) so that they can be used on this website.
Once done simply turn on the tracker during events and its locations will be saved to the server.