An Innovative GPS Tracking App
Our project aim was to deliver an innovative GPS tracking app within a 48 hour timeframe for an epic automotive challenge and journey across the U.K. and back. The journey itself took digital enthusiast Matt Porter 1,257 miles across the U.K. from Ness Point to Ardnamurchan in Scotland.
By adopting a flexible approach to Matt’s needs, the in-house team here at Coderus pulled together to design and develop a mobile application that could be used to track the 1,257-mile journey across the U.K.
On the application itself, the user and password were used to securely authenticate with the server when sending Matt GPS data. All the latitude and longitude values were updated each time new location data is sent to provide a constant stream of information. The location data was then published on a map on Matt’s website to reveal the mammoth journey from the East of England to Scotland and back.
From design through to product development and evaluation, we ensured that a working prototype of the mobile application was created in the short time frame of two days. The mobile application was ready five days prior to the event, giving Matt a chance to perform necessary testing before the start of the trip.
The result was a fully operational, innovative mobile tracker application that could be run quietly in the background of Matt’s phone throughout his journey. Matt received a notification every five minutes with geographical updates and traffic information, which were sent for posting on the East-West road trip website to comply with the Android system requirements.
The app was designed to improve battery life and run instantaneously in the background and without the need to be on charge throughout the journey. We are pleased to say that Matt was a very satisfied customer and the entire journey was tracked and documented exactly how he wanted it.