Your Android device can be transformed into GPS tracker with GPS-tracker application which can be downloaded from Google Play.
How to start using my mobile device as GPS device?
- Download GPS-tracker application from Google Play;
- Install and start application on your device;
- In settings menu find "IMEI" number of your device;
- Create GPS-server.net account, more details here;
- Add your device to your GPS-server.net account. Enter your device "Name" and "IMEI" number, more details here;
- Make sure GPS and Internet connection is activated on device;
- Click "Start tracking" in GPS-tracker application on your device;
- Wait for the device to get a satellite fix, this can take some time (and is best achieved outdoors with clear sky);
- After some minutes you will see location of your device;
- If you want better battery life, set the tracking interval to at least 60-120 seconds.
Application control using commands
Starting from GPS-tracker 2.2 version there is possibility to send some basic commands to device and change application settings. In order to use this feature "Command control" must be enabled on your device in GPS-tracker application. Device will check and execute new commands every 120 seconds (default interval).
- Login to your GPS-server.net account;
- In top panel find command prompt icon near map selection;
- For example we want to stop tracking, enter command name, it can be "Stop Tracking";
- As command select "ASCII" and enter "tracking_stop";
- Select your object and click "Send";
- Now command is sent for execution and once device receives - it will be executed;
- Command delivery period depends from "Command check interval" setting on your device.
Available commands for Android GPS-tracker
- tracking_start - Starts device tracking;
- tracking_stop - Stops device tracking;
- interval,10 - Sets location sending interval to server. This command sets it to 10 seconds. Lowest interval is 5 seconds;
- cmd_interval,120 - Sets command check interval. This command sets it to 120 seconds. Lowest interval is 60 seconds.