Settings

Last updated 11 months ago

Accessing Settings

  1. Open location view by clicking on location button in the navigation bar.

  2. Click on location settings to open up settings view.

Location Settings

Points

Setting Type

Description

1.

Stationary Time Threshold

Time after which location would be displayed as a red circle on the map

2.

Track Timing

Time during which user's location would be tracked

3.

Ignore Accuracy Above (in metres)

Define minimum accuracy required to be displayed on map

4.

Location on task completion

Location at which a task was completed would be logged in the system

5.

Add User

Define user to track location for

6.

Time Interval (in mins)

Defines the time interval for location updates from mobile

Enabling Location Tracking

To enable location tracking

  1. Add members to be tracked from field marked with Point 5 in the above picture.

  2. Members would have log out and log in to SmartTask mobile app for settings to take effect.

  3. To make sure that location tracking has started, check Geo status page in mobile.

To ensure location tracking is working properly, make sure of the following:

  • SmartTask mobile app should be installed. (Android version > 4.2 is required)

  • App needs to have location tracking permission to track on field member's location.

  • GPS and internet data should be on at all times for accurate location.

  • Xiaomi Phones are known to kill background applications due to which locations may not be recorded properly. (Please contact us on support@smarttask.io to know further)

  • Switch off, battery /power saver mode as they are known to kill background services.

Time Interval for location updates

Locations are updated periodically depending on the time interval defined in the settings.In many mobile background location services are known to consume a lot of battery power. To avoid fast drain of the battery you can increase time between location update to an appropriate value (point 6 in image above). By default the time interval for location tracking is set to 2 mins. This changed for individual tracked member.

We recommend to set time interval to 10 mins as anything below is prone to drain mobile battery.

Stationary Time Threshold

A distinctive red circle is plotted on map informing that a member has been in same location for a time period beyond Stationary time threshold value. This can be changed in through location settings.