Installation and set up of apps on Android mobile
School Bus Tracking consists of two companion apps. Both are available on Google Play Store.
1) My GPS Location Sender. This app is installed on the mobile phone and placed in school bus or the app could be installed on the mobile of the bus driver. This app sends the location of mobile (bus) to our server.
2) My GPS School Bus Tracker. Using this app you will track the locations of your school buses.
Both are available from Google Play Store. Download apps from here:
My GPS Location Sender: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygps.locationsender
My GPS School Bus Tracker: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygps.schoolbustracker
First, download My GPS Location Sender app and install it on the mobile phone you want to track. After installation, open the app. You will see this screen. Ensure that Service status button is set to off position (Service stopped), otherwise you cannot edit the values.
Tap Device identifier. Enter a name or id to identify this mobile device/bus. Do not use special characters or space. Click OK.
Set the Service status button to ON position. The app will start sending the location data. The set up is complete.
To check if the app is sending the data, click on STATUS on top right corner of the screen. You should see messages similar to this screen below. If you see Location update messages, the app is working properly (wait for sometime to see the location update messages). You can close the app now. It will be working in the background and will be sending location updates. You can close the app now. It will be working in the background and sending the data.
Tracking the location of the school buses
To track the location, you have to use the companion My GPS School Bus Tracker app. Download the app from Google Play store. After installation, open the app. You will see login screen. Click on click here to Register
You will be asked to register the device. You have to register the mobile you have just set up with My GPS Location Sender app. Click to register the device. In the Device Id, enter the same device identifier you entered in the My GPS Location Sender app. In the Display Name field, enter the name you want it to appear on the location tracker map. Select the image from Display Image - what image you want to see on the map - School Bus or School Van for this device/vehicle. Click Register button. You are ready to view the location of the device or the bus.
You will be directed to the home screen. You will see the location of all the buses.
If you want to track a particular bus, choose the bus from the drop down list and click Track Location button.
Go back to home screen and click on the Menu button to explore other features. To add more buses, click menu Add Bus and repeat the above process. You can add as many buses as you want.
Stopping MyGPS Location Sender app to stop sending Location updates
If you want to stop the mobile from sending the data, open the app. Set the Service status to OFF position and close the app. Next time you want the app to send data, open the app, and set the Service status button to ON position.