[aprssig] Non-profit Tracking

Brett Friermood brett.friermood at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 12:05:01 EST 2021

Hi Ev,

I would recommend looking at Traccar as a possible solution. Although
overkill for what you are looking for it would work.

It is not a service you just to install an app for, and does require
installing server software on an internet accessible server. By default the
location traffic sent to the server is not secure, but that is fairly
easily remedied. With the default configuration the data is stored in an
internal database, but an external SQL database can be used. Depending on
if you just need to see location on a map vs. programmatically handling the
data the included web interface may be sufficient for your needs.

Both an iOS and Android client app are available in the respective app
stores. There is a method available via the Traccar website to run the
Android version in a way somewhat hidden to the user if that is what you
meant by silent app. Otherwise, once configured and turned on the app is
fairly unobtrusive.

Brett KQ9N

On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:33 AM Ev Tupis via aprssig <
aprssig at lists.tapr.org> wrote:

> This is an 1-degree off-topic question.  Rather than burden the list with
> responses, may I ask for direct replies?  Please don't kill someone if they
> reply-to-list by mistake anyway.  Lol.
> I was contacted by a non-profit who needs to know where their cell phones
> are (or were the last time they were powered on) if they are lost.  They
> lose phones regularly it seems.
> They are barred from using Google accounts and Google's location services
> by policy (they use an MDM that doesn't have location as a
> feature)...Microsoft Endpoint Management.
> Is anyone aware of a "silent app" that can be installed on Android phones
> to allow date,time,imei(or similar),lat,lon to be reported to a database
> that later could be queried for last known location the next time a device
> is lost?  Or...be willing to offer a quote for such a thing?
> Alternate approaches are welcomed too.  That was just an "opener".
> Regards,
> Ev, W2EV
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