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How to run FollowMee GPS Tracker app (desktop edition) in a Windows computer?

When you first run the FollowMee app, you are required to create an account with us if you don't already have one. Pressing the Start button on the app main screen will lead to a link to the registration page. Enter your User Name, Password, Email for your registration. After registration, you need to return to the app and enter your User Name and Password. Press the Continue button and the location tracker app begins to track.

As the location tracker app starts to run, wait a few seconds to make sure that there is no error message. The most frequent errors you might encounter include:

- This User Name does not exists. You have used an User Name that you have not registered with us. To solve this problem, simply go to the Settings screen and following the registration link to register your account.
- Either User Name or Password is not correct. To solve this problem, simply go to the Settings screen to re-type the correct credential.
- Location service is disabled. You can enable location service in Settings -> Privacy -> Location.
- For other problems, please go to FAQ page.

As the app is running, you can safely close the app UI. This desktop edition runs in the background as a Windows service. It will resume tracking after the Windows device restarts. Since most Windows computers run on Intel based processors, this service stops running when your devices is in sleep or hibernation.

To customize settings, press the Settings button. Explanation for each setting as follows:

User Name
User Name that is registered with FollowMee.com. If you want to track multiple devices under the same account, use the user name and password for this account

Password
Password that is registered with FollowMee.com

Login Token
Login token is a 12-character string that you can generate on your account page. You can set up the app with this login token instead of the account user name / password. In this way, your users can install the app without knowing your account credential.

Track Interval
Interval (in minutes) in which the app will wake up to track location.

Forced Update Interval
The tracker app only uploads new location to the server. If the device is in station for extended period of time, it might create confusion that the GPS tracker app has stopped. This setting allows you to set an interval for the GPS tracker app to report location regardless of location change.

Device Name
This is the default name for your device and you can change it. You can also rename your device on your account page of the full web site. If you have renamed your device on the web site, changing this field will not change the device name. See details here.

Prevent From Sleeping
When your Windows device sleeps or hibernates, this app stops running. Enable this setting to prevent your device from going to sleep or hibernation. When this setting is enabled, the computer screen might still turn off.




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