Background Geolocation Console Posted on 19 Dec 10:01 , 0 comments

A great way to field-test the background-geolocation plugin is to use our test-server which we provide open-source at Github background-geolocation-console.  It's a simple node-server and web-application for quickly viewing your device tracking.  It's very easy to setup and configure the background-geolocation plugin to post to it.

The Background Geolocation sample-apps (Cordova, React Native) are already pre-configured to post to a hosted version of the tracking console at http://tracker.transistorsoft.com.

The background geolocation console is particularly useful for geofence-testing.  Geofence transitions are marked by coloured dot on the geofence edge (red = exit, green = entry, yellow=dwell) with a black polyline pointing to the triggering location.

If you want to post to the tracking console in your own app, it's very easy:  simply provide some device information in the plugin's #params config:

After booting your app to record some locations, visit the tracking console in your browser at http://tracker.transistorsoft.com/your-username.