How it works

Step 1: Download the app

Download GPeaSe from the Android Play Store and install it on each device you want to be able to track:

Available on Google Play

Step 2: Configure the app

The app will ask you to create an account, you'll use this account to sign into the website as well.

Make sure to configure the app to your likings, and set the update frequency.

Remember the unique device ID because we'll need to enter it on the website in the next step

Toggle the Transmit your location switch to begin sending your location

Step 3: Add device to this website

Sign In to your account on this website. Then, use the Add a device button to add your device. The Device ID is the 6-digit code you saw in step 2

Step 4: Start tracking

Click the Track Now button to immediately see the current location of your device

You can also select more than one device and track them all on the same map!

Click the History button to see all recorded points (only for subscribers and enterprise users), sorted by date, for that device. There are also speed/altitude/distance graphs

Step 5: Share your location

You can share your location with others from within the app, or through the website. On the website, you need to click on the settings gear icon next to your device

In the app, swipe from the left to open the drawer. Choose the Share Location option

You share your location by creating a special link to share with others. It is possible to deactivate these links at any time, so that they will no longer work

Step 6: View location using app

Download the GPeaSe One Viewer from the Android Play Store and install it on a phone or tablet to track all your devices on the go:

Available on Google Play

Help! The app stops transmitting!

Step 1: Check the app status

Open the app and go to the Transmit Location screen and ensure all of the status lines are green (Transmitting location, Internet access, etc.) like in this screenshot:

Android app status

Step 2: Ignoring battery optimizations

Starting from Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android will by default battery optimize most apps. This means it will limit what GPeaSe is allowed to do in the background, and it won't be able to transmit in some cases. If your phone is doing this, "Ignoring battery optimizations" will be in red.

To fix, simply tap on "Ignoring battery optimizations" and follow the instructions to create an exception for GPeaSe on your phone.

If you've done this correctly, when you return to GPeaSe you'll see "Ignoring battery optimizations" will be in green!

Step 3: Ensure the transmission settings are correct

Go to the settings screen and make sure the app is set to transmit at a fixed time interval of say every 10 seconds.

For testing purposes you should uncheck "Only use GPS for locations", because this will prevent GPeaSe from transmitting when you are inside buildings or in places with bad GPS reception.

It still doesn't work!

Step 1: Try to use remote ping instead.

On this website, click on the icon for your device.

Scroll down to the Remote Control section and click the green "Start Remote Ping" button once. Every 30 seconds we will send an invisible message to your device to ask it for its location. You do NOT need to switch on tracking from within the app, but the device needs to have transmitted at least one location before you can use this feature.

When you are finished, make sure to switch it off from the website using the red "Stop Remote Ping" button, as you can't switch it off using the app.