john.survey.2010
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Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:52 pm

Hi,
Is it possible to mark POI or geofence using mobile interface?
If not as of now, any plans in future to include such a feature?
Thanks

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Fredrik
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RE: Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:45 pm

At the moment no.

Could you please elaborate a bit on the functionality you'd like?

What's your actual real world use case for this?
Do you mean you want a user to be able to create POI:s in the mobile when "in the field"?
Or just show them?
Same for Geofences?


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Fredrik Blomqvist

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sene
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RE: Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:50 am

What we have been doing is using a slim line desktop workspace to access on a ipad to take out in the field to collect POI for geocoding.

It would be interesting if we could do this on the mobile version.

sene

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RE: Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:42 am

For now this is a challenge for a 3rd party developer to solve. There are SOAP APIs to manage POIs

Here is the starting point for customization of and integration to GpsGate Server:
topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8097

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Johan

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john.survey.2010
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RE: Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:50 pm

This requirement has come from a school. Parents would be given a login view for their kid and they would mark kids pickup and drop points and would get SMS notifications when the school bus would be arriving at the destination. Obviously its not possible for an admin to complete this task.

Nevertheless this feature would find many takers like CAB owners and people on the move who arent in front of a computer most of the time.

john.survey.2010
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RE: Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:53 pm

Hi Sene, your workaround is good but only for someone who's technically better off as compared to kids parents. They need something that's easy and doable on their phone in 2-3 simple steps.

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RE: Use mobile interface to mark POI or geofence

Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:49 pm

This is a feature that would be useful for us too.
We would like to give the client the opportunity to create a geofence around his car. He should be able to place and remove geofences by the mobile app.

Case:

Client parks car in Street x
Client logs in into GPSgate mobile
Client creates a geofence around car.
When car goes out of geofence: alert.
Client returns to car
Client removes geofence
Client drives off.

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