Add a Device in the application

A GPS tracker needs to be associated to a Device user type in order to be used in the platform. 

To add devices in batch mode use this method instead.

  • Note: we mention Devices, not Vehicles. A device could be located in a vehicle or it could be a user using his mobile phone as a tracker.

1. Create a new user by clicking on 

2. Select the User Type Device 

click in Next

3. In details enter Username and Name (screen name)

Note: Username should be unique in the server. If you have multiple applications we recommend using the ID of your application (the last number of your application URL) followed by a name

Example: if your application URL is you could use as a Username 203vehicle01

Click in Next.

4. Select the role _Unit 

Click in Next.

5. Select a Tag or create a new one. We recommend using Show on map to start with, as your current View it's based on this tag. Read more about Views here.

Click in Next.

6. Select your device Brand and Model. This is important to start receiving the data in the correct format.

Depending on which device you select, you'll have to fill the IMEI/Unit ID/App ID, etc

THIS NUMBER IS VERY IMPORTANT! as it's the link between your device and the user. The number is usually located in the device or in the box. Ask your manufacturer about how to obtain this number if you are not sure. For Android or iOS trackers follow the instructions in the links.

You can use the Device mapper type that comes by default.

The rest of the parameters (Phone number, Operator, APN, etc.) are optional.

7. The rest of the steps are optional. You can directly click in Save to have your first Unit ready to receive data in the Vehicle Tracker Application.

Your Device user type is now created.

To see if the device is receiving data you can check the Status icons or the Terminal Window.