A field-testing & analysis server for the Background Geolocation plugin
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Background Geolocation Console

A simple Node server & web app with SQLite database for field-testing & analysis of the Background Geolocation plugin.

Install

You must have npm installed on your computer. From the root project directory run these commands from the command line:

$ npm install

Running

$ npm run server

A browser window will automatically launch the front-end web app.

Configure The Sample App

The Background Geolocation Sample App is perfect for use with this web-application. To configure the app, simply edit Settings->url and set it to http://<your.ip.ad.dress>:9000/locations.

You should also configure Settings->autoSync to false while out field-testing as well, so that the app doesn't try syncing each recorded location to the server running on your localhost. Once you return after a test and you're back on your office Wifi, click the [Sync] button on the Settings screen to upload the cached locations to the Background Geolocation Console server.

Running on Heroku

You can deploy easily the app on Heroku by pushing the code to your heroku git repository.

Before this, you will need to create 2 environment variables (either in the heroku dashboard, or by executing heroku config:set <VARIABLE_NAME>=<VARIABLE_VALUE>) :

  • NPM_CONFIG_PRODUCTION = false : It will tell heroku to install devDependencies (and not only dependencies), required to build browserify's bundle.min.js file
  • GMAP_API_KEY = <PUT YOUR KEY HERE> : A Google Maps API v3 allowed for your heroku domain (see https://console.developers.google.com)
  • Optionally, DB_CONNECTION_URL = postgres://<username>:<password>@<hostname>:<port>/<dbname> if you want to persist locations into a postgresql db (instead of a sqlite db which will be deleted after every heroku shutdown)

And to reference heroku/nodejs buildpack (either in the heroku dashboard, or by executing heroku buildpacks:add --index 1 heroku/nodejs)

Credit

Chris Scott of Transistor Software

License

Copyright 2017, Transistor Software

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