Hubstaff Mobile App with GPS and Location Tracking
The Hubstaff mobile app uses GPS to track your staff’s locations. Location tracking allows organization owners and managers to view current locations of their staff, their previous routes and display time stamps showing where users were at specific times on the route.
The interactive map can show how long staff spent picking up supplies, or how long it took to get from place to place. You’ll never need to call a staff member to ask them where they are again. Just log into Hubstaff on your computer and select the Maps page of the web dashboard or use the Map dashboard widget.
The mobile map is designed to view personal location-tracking information. Viewing all staff members through the app is currently under development.
Job Sites allows you to create a geofence around a particular location and track when users arrive and leave that location automatically. No usage is required by your staff.
Note: No, screenshots or phone activity outside of locations can be tracked with the mobile app.
The first step would be to download the app.
Click on the installations guides below:
After installing the app, you will be able to sign in using your Hubstaff credentials:
After signing in, click a project to start tracking time to it and start keeping track of locations.
After clicking Maps, you’ll be taken to the Map page which will display location tracking records from when you started tracking time to where you stopped tracking.
Your location will be viewable in your Hubstaff account online. Just click on Map on the sidebar of your dashboard.
There you’ll be able to view the details of the user’s whereabouts while tracking time:
In the Activity -> Screenshots section, you will see thumbnails indicating where mobile time has been tracked:
In order to track locations, you must enable ‘Track Locations (Mobile Only)’ in the organization settings.
Screenshot capture in the mobile app is not supported due to security measures put in place on the devices.
Cellular data must be enabled for Hubstaff in order to capture location when wi-fi is not available.
Background app refresh and location services must be enabled for Hubstaff to be able to track locations.
Tracking time while inside a building with poor GPS reception may affect location tracking accuracy.
The mobile app syncs every 10 minutes or so depending on your phone’s internet connection so locations may update after the app was successfully able to connect.
The Android app updates at least every 5 minutes.
On iOS, we can use deferred updates, which says send us changes in location once the total movement is > 3,000 meters or 5 minutes has elapsed. We cannot control the granularity of the locations in the deferred scenario, only how much total movement to queue up before sending us all the locations it collected.