Gps Plotter

Description

GPS Plotter was forked from GPS Tracker by Nick Fox. Nick stopped development on GPS Tracker so we picked up where he left off. This WordPress plugin allows you to track Android cell phones in real time. You can watch the cell phones being tracked using Google maps and you can store and reload routes easily for later viewing. The plugin is fully responsive and this means that it will display properly on any device such as a cell phone, tablet or desktop computer.

View a working sample of the plugin here:

GPS Plotter Sample

You can download the app from the Android store then you enter your username and the sample URL above. Now you are ready to click “Tracking On” to start sending GPS tracking information to that URL.

Then you can go to that site on either your computer or mobile device and check out the GPS information your sending for yourself.

I hope you find this plugin useful, If you find any bugs, please email us so we can address any issues that come up immediately.

Please rate it and leave a review so we can help other developers find this software, Thanks!

Screenshots

  • GPS Plotter Map Page View
  • GPS Plotter Mobile App
  • GPS Plotter In WP Admin Settings
  • GPS Plotter Main Page
  • GPS Plotter On The Play Store
  • GPS Plotter On A Mobile Device

Installation

  1. Download the plugin from the WP repository and then Activate.
  2. Use our link to get your free Google API key
  3. Enter your Free Google API key.
  4. Add the short-code to any page or post: [gps_plotter]
  5. Download Gps Plotter from the Google Play Store onto your Android cell phone and add your user name and the URL of the page you entered the short code to.

GPS Plotter Android App

That’s it! Click on the “Start Tracking” button and then go to your WordPress website and view your location on the map. Please note that it may take a couple of minutes for the first location to appear. If you are having trouble viewing your first location make sure you are outside and that there are not a lot of trees or something else covering your view of the sky. If it’s a really cloudy day, it may take a while to get your first location. This is normal behavior for all cell phones since they tend to have a smaller antenna than a dedicated gps device.

You can also check out our video on how to install GPS Plotter here;

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the plugin from the WP repository and then Activate.
  2. Use our link to get your free Google API key
  3. Enter your Free Google API key.
  4. Add the short-code to any page or post: [gps_plotter]
  5. Download Gps Plotter from the Google Play Store onto your Android cell phone and add your user name and the URL of the page you entered the short code to.

GPS Plotter Android App

That’s it! Click on the “Start Tracking” button and then go to your WordPress website and view your location on the map. Please note that it may take a couple of minutes for the first location to appear. If you are having trouble viewing your first location make sure you are outside and that there are not a lot of trees or something else covering your view of the sky. If it’s a really cloudy day, it may take a while to get your first location. This is normal behavior for all cell phones since they tend to have a smaller antenna than a dedicated gps device.

You can also check out our video on how to install GPS Plotter here;

What are those 3 routes from Seattle?

Those 3 routes are there just to illustrate how this software works.

You can safely delete those 3 routes with no issues.

How do I use the “View All” button?

This button allows you to view all of your routes that you have previously stored.

To view an individual route either select the route that you want to see from the drop down box or click on one of the red GPS markers.

How do I use the “Auto Refresh” button?

Clicking this button will allow you to track your phone in real tine.

The map will automatically be updated (refreshed) every minute.

What is the drop down box under the map?

This shows all of your routes that you are actively tracking or have previously tracked.

For example: If you track your phone on Monday for 3 hours and then Tuesday for 2 hours.

You will then see two routes in the drop down box.

I can’t find my GPS Location on the map.

Here are some known issues with GPS Plotter:

  1. Make sure that there is a clear view to the sky.
    a. GPS cell phones do not work well inside buildings.
    (Go outside to get your initial signal)
    b. GPS cell phones do not work well with heavy tree covering.
    (Try to get to a open area if you can)
    c. GPS cell phones do not work well around a lot of tall buildings.
    (Get to the highest part of the building and get very close to a window)
  2. The mobile app only sends a GPS signal if the app user has moved more than 20 feet.

  3. Make sure that the WordPress website page or post that you added the short-code to is visible to the public.

  4. Make sure that you added the URL in the mobile app exactly as you see it.

  5. Make sure there are no spaces in the UserName that you have added to the mobile app.

I want to modify this plugin for my own company or personal use, what can I do?

We are a WordPress development and App development company that offers our services for hire.

Visit us at StPeteDesign.com and please feel free to Contact Us.

EMAIL US:

steve@stpetedesign.com
or
joe@stpetedesign.com

Reviews

Good fork of GPS Tracker

The plugins works well and is a good fork of GPS Tracker. It’s free, only require a Google Cloud Account. Too bad it’s only in english. I could help for a french translation if you want.

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Contributors & Developers

“Gps Plotter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

5.0.1 September 3, 2018

  • added review request to admin panel

5.0.0 February 5, 2018

  • Updated readme.txt
  • Updated gpsplotter.php header info
  • Updated screenshots

4.0.0, March 27, 2017

  • Replaced all gps_tracker with gps_plotter in the code

3.0.0, February 5, 2017

  • added Google satellite map view, API box in backend

2.0.0, January 26, 2017

  • updated sub-header location and color

1.0.0, December 27, 2016

  • First official release!