What is Real Time GPS Tracker?
- Real Time GPS Tracker is an application for android phones enabling you to share your current location on Google Maps. The application is absolutely
free and very easy to use.
Where can I get Real Time GPS Tracker?
On your Android phone open Market, search for "greenalp" and install the app. For detailed information and user ratings click this link: Real Time GPS Tracker on Android Market.
How can I see my location?
- Launch the app on your phone and push the start-button. Choose username and password and wait until
your phone receives the GPS signal (you need clear view of the sky).
- Login to this website using the same username and password you have chosen in the previous step. You should see your
location on Google Maps now.
Your location will be displayed like on the screenshot below. In case there is a problem feel free to post a message to the forum. You will get
How can other users see my location?
- The easiest way is to use the sharing function of the app. You can send a message to your friends. They just need to click the link in the message
to see your location on Google Maps. Optionally you can upload a photo which is used to show your location on the map.
Can I start/stop the tracker via text messaging (SMS)?
Yes,if you have configured a keyword in the settings you can start and stop the tracker by sending a text message (SMS) to your phone. Please note that
the tracker will only start/stop if the text message contains a specific phrase which consists of two parts:
- The first part depends on the command to be executed:
- When starting the tracker, the first part is "rttstartpwd="
- When stopping the tracker, the first part is "rttstoppwd="
- The second part is the keyword configured in your settings.
Example: If you set your keyword to "track123" following text messages will be valid:
- To start the service, send "rttstartpwd=track123"
- To stop the service, send "rttstoppwd=track123"
Please note that starting the tracker remotely doesn't necessarily mean that it will send the phone's current location. For example, if data
connection is switched off or if the phone is inside a building where no GPS signal is received, the tracker will not be able to send the track data.
Why do my tracks disappear sometimes?
- Real Time GPS Tracker displays the most recent track points on the map. If you stop moving all sent track points will refer to the same location and
the track will become shorter and shorter. As soon as you continue moving the track will grow again.
Are there more features?
You can send not only your location but also messages. The viewers in the portal can see your last sent message (if it's not too old). They can also
send messages to your phone.
Another feature is Track Loading which means you can view
your location data from the past. However, this is a non-free feature. If you are interested to test this feature 24 hours for free please contact me
via the forum on my homepage.
Can I integrate the map into my own web site?
For now greenalp.com does allow to embed the map into external sites, so the answer is yes. However, there is no guarantee that this feature will be
available forever. More information...
Please also visit the Greenalp Forum.