How to add a Device to your application

If you plan to connect a device to GpsGate server or if such a device is already reporting to it, you'll need a user of the type Device to start saving the GPS messages in the platform. Follow these steps to create a user that is associated to Devices.

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. This tutorial applies to all of them, regardless of the device type.

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.

Leave the default Device mapper.

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.