Workforce management tool for mobile teams
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Workforce management tool for mobile teams

Taskground is a workforce management tool for mobile teams. It helps your team schedule tasks on a map and assign them to your team members.

All tasks are synched in Real-Time and made available to your team members instantly via websockets.



Setting up a virtual machine with Vagrant

Download the Vagrantfile and files from the git repository

  1. Install VirtualBox

  2. Install Vagrant

  3. Add the precise64 box to Vagrant

     vagrant box add precise64
  4. Start Vagrant

     vagrant up
  5. ssh into the virtual machine

     vagrant ssh

The /vagrant folder is shared with the host

Setting up the git repository

  1. Set the git global settings

     git config --global "Your Name"
     git config --global
  2. Init the repository

     git init
  3. Add the remote repository

     git remote add origin
  4. Copy the remote repository in your local one

     git fetch --all
     git reset --hard origin/master

Downloading the application dependencies

The dependencies are managed with npm and are not added to the git repository. to install them just run npm install.

npm install

Starting the server

The first step is running the vagrant virtual machine:

vagrant up

And the using ssh to log in to the virtual server:

vagrant ssh

Once logged in, the project files will be in the /vagrant directory.

To start the server, by default it starts on port 3100:

npm start

Tests can also be run using ntpm:

npm test

Starting the server on production

The server in production is started using forever

forever start taskground.js

To restart the server:

forever restart #

Where # is the number of the forever task. To get a list of forever running tasks we can use the list option.

forever list

Ngninx config

Nginx is used in front of taskground with this configuration:

# the IP(s) on which your node server is running. I chose port 3000.
upstream app_geographics {

# the nginx server instance
server {
    access_log /var/log/nginx/geographics.log;

    # pass the request to the node.js server with the correct headers and much more can be added, see nginx config options
    location / {
      proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
      proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
      proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
      proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true;

      proxy_pass http://app_geographics/;
      proxy_redirect off;

      proxy_http_version 1.1;
      proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
      proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";

Running the tests

We use Mocha to write our tests, to run them just use:

npm test

This will run the tests in the test/ folder with mocha.

App Modes

The application will run in development mode if the development.lock file exists, otherwise it will run in production mode.

Taskground websockets protocol

  • init markers - initialize tasks, users and settings
  • settings - update current user data
  • add user - add a new user
  • edit user - edit an existing user
  • delete user - delete an existing user
  • add task - add a new task
  • edit task - edit an existing task
  • delete task - delete an existing task
  • task done - mark a task as done
  • task todo - mark a task as todo
  • task pending - mark a task as pending

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