The capabilities of the web portal - listed in the features page - are provided in more or less complete form by other GPS tracking services, too.
But, the features listed here require a fairly unique setup. Only a very limited number of tracking devices have a camera, while all Android phones come equipped with at least one back-facing camera.
Our dashcam app uses such a camera to constantly record videos of what's happening in front of the vehicle. These videos are mostly for the driver's benefit, for peace of mind in case anything important happens on the road ahead.
As a fleet manager, you can also remotely connect to the dashcam app and request any video or photo already captured. Additionally, you can trigger an immediate capture of a photo or video, even if the app is not running yet. While these real-time actions require somebody to be logged into the portal at that time, you can also set up automatic capture of photos/videos when a vehicle enters or leaves a predefined geofence.
Together with the automatic uploads and storage of the photo/video files, these options constitute our technological innovation within the GPS tracking space. You'd be hard pressed to find a similar commercial service anywhere in the world. But, if you do know about such a service, please let us know.
The Android app is capable of uploading any photo or video file, as long as there is network access on the roads.
The driver can manually initiate specific uploads, and can also adjust the app settings to automatically upload every photo/video or a subsection of the list.
Uploads can also be initiated remotely by the fleet manager, or automatically triggered when entering/leaving the predefined geofences.
Automatic uploads (set up by drivers) can be further controlled via the app's settings, to enable uploads only under specific network conditions like Wi-Fi, mobile data or roaming. Even so, large video files need many minutes to upload, and during this time the network conditions might change, or the connection could be lost. Interrupted uploads are not abandoned, as the app automatically restarts them when the network conditions allow.
All the uploads are stored securely in the Amazon cloud, and are available for viewing in our gallery. Drivers can log in to view their own files, while fleet managers can view all files uploaded from the vehicles. The files can be filtered by driver and upload type - manually initiated by drivers or the fleet manager, or automatically triggered by the app or geofence in/out.
Additionally, the uploaded photos and videos are shown in the chronological list of events which happened on the selected routes. A click on a photo would show on the map where the photo was taken, while videos can be played back in sync with their respective routes on the map.