A GPS tracking app is a special form of software application that is used by cars and individuals to find directions and reach a particular destination. The GPS app gets activated in a smartphone and it shows the location of the user in a satellite driven map. This not only helps a user to know where he or she is currently standing but also provides with additional information as to which direction the user needs to move, how long it is going to take to get there as well as other necessary information. In today’ world, having a GPS app on the phone is extremely important. 

There can be a number of goals and objectives for developing a GPS app. Some of them are discussed below in brief.

Now before we go into the tech nitty-gritty, there’s another really important question you should ask yourself: why do want to develop a GPS tracking application in the first place?



Define The Purpose of Your App

  • GPS location tracking feature can be easily combined with time tracking for identifying the output and performance of the on-ground and/or remote staff. The business owner can also incorporate automatic reporting along with payroll based functions according to the number of added hours. This can help to develop a powerful tool for employee management.
  • Location tracking is frequently used for optimizing fleet management. The management can provide drivers with detailed mapping and routing functionalities and allow the app to generate reports and alerts for unexpected changes and emergencies. 
  • Most modern social media applications come with a geo-location component along with its functions. The same can also be said for weather apps, doctor booking apps, local events guides and city guides.
  • GPS tracking apps can also be created to guide sports fans and spectators.

In fact, according to research,  Tractor - GPS Tracking app location a few thousand times per day without having their direct permission for that. Hence comes the following point:
  • Mind The User Privacy
  • Understand How Mobile Location is Obtained
  • APIs for Location-Based Services
  • Android Location API 
  • Google Play Services Location APIs
Keeping the above functions in place, the price for developing a GPS app can depend on a lot of factors. These include the platform for which it is made, i.e. Android or iOS as well as the main target audience for which it is meant. Creating a basic GPS app is of no use since it cannot perform well in competition. Therefore one needs to develop a robust GPS app that is user friendly, light and tested well before final launching. To do this, it always helps to have a good budget to start with.

If you need more APIs for building a location-based app, check out this huge list from apps expert. And if you already have a product idea in mind and would like to chat about the design, development timeline and price, get in touch with our team using the form below!


  • About Author:
I’m Haresh Pansuriya, IT consultant at iQlance Solutions Pvt. Ltd, We’re an award winning Web Design &  Mobile App Development Company Canada. We love to build meaningful websites, mobile applications and we love to convert your ideas in to an innovative product. He also regularly writes on latest trends that directly affect the mobile application development industry.


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