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Looking for a spy device to put in car that connects to FollowMee
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shai200


Newbie

Join Date: 2016-03-18
Posts: 2

Posted: 2016-06-10 06:29:56 AM

Hello,

I''d like to install a small device to the electronic system of the car that sends a GPS signal to followmee every 2 minutes. I am talking about a device such as this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vehicle-Truck-Car-Pet-GSM-GPRS-GPS-Tracker-Fantastic-Real-Time-Tracking-Device-/111936754732?hash=item1a0ff3542c:g:dbYAAOSwwpdW2n~e

The question is, how do I connect this device to interface with followmee and see the data in my account?

Administrator


Best of the Best


Join Date: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1252

Posted: 2016-06-10 10:58:23 PM

This will not work. The FollowMee web site only work with the FollowMee mobile app that installed to your phone. It does not work with the hardware GPS device.

george.holt


Newbie

Join Date: 2017-01-03
Posts: 1

Posted: 2017-01-03 04:55:53 PM

The point is that we want something like this.
There are some great devices out there that will record video, all sorts of sensors, and GPS data. But they have their own cellular data upload plan included with the device. (The device is hardwired into the vehicle) If we could feed this data into FollowMee, we could view this data in one spot.

Alternatively, we would just export the FollowMee data to another viewer (that other viewer would need to support the car system as well).

What would that do with your business model?
1. For the first solution, we would pay extra to add new devices to your data platform. You would provide a web service that accepts incoming GPS data. There is a lot of potential here if you create an ecosystem that works smoothly across multiple non-phone devices. You could charge flat fees, or charge per volume of data.

For the second approach, customers would just buy the upgrade that includes the real-time data export service. We would export the data and would not really interact with your platform.
Administrator


Best of the Best


Join Date: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1252

Posted: 2017-01-03 10:13:46 PM

Supporting the hardware gps devices is difficult because there are countless protocols for these hardware devices. Programming the server to accept data from these devices will be hard. And some of the devices do not allow you to change the upload host. But we will consider your suggestion and also the 2nd approach.

belendez


Newbie

Join Date: 2015-09-25
Posts: 2

Posted: 2018-11-17 06:18:42 PM

I would also like to add a non phone GPS. If there are many proto cols as you said, Why don''t you select the GPS Trackers that would work with your platform and publish which GPS Trackers you are compatible with.
belendez


Newbie

Join Date: 2015-09-25
Posts: 2

Posted: 2018-11-17 06:23:42 PM

There are some non phone GPS trackers where you can configure an IP adress so the data points are sent there. You can also configure how often to send the data... Great for a car fleet...

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