A Fieldworker’s GPS coordinates are captured on the WORK mobile app when the Fieldworker updates the status on a job or clocks-in/out only. Location is not tracked at any other time. Learn more here.
For continuous GPS tracking of Fieldworkers, companies should consider REVEAL, a real-time fleet monitoring solution and learn more about how WORK and Reveal work together.
WORK is currently using two different methods to determine a Fieldworker’s GPS coordinates depending on the platform they are using (Android or iOS).
- For Android WORK is using methods provided by Google (Android’s parent company) to retrieve location.
- The methods provided by Google enable WORK to retrieve the GPS coordinates of the last known location of the phone. (see description on Android site).
- WORK is entirely dependent on the accuracy of Googles GPS service for this data.
- If the Fieldworker is working in a location with low connectivity this could affect the accuracy of the last known location captured by the phone may not accurately reflect their current location.
- For iOS, WORK is using a method provided by Cordoba (Apache Software Foundation), a leading provider of enterprise-grade software frameworks.
- The methods provided by Cordoba infer location information from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and GSM/CDMA cell Ids (see description on Cordoba site).