Background Geolocation Console
A simple Node server & web app with SQLite database for field-testing & analysis of the Background Geolocation plugin.
You must have npm installed on your computer. From the root project directory run these commands from the command line:
$ npm install
$ 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
You should also configure
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
GMAP_API_KEY = <PUT YOUR KEY HERE>: A Google Maps API v3 allowed for your heroku domain (see https://console.developers.google.com)
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)
Chris Scott of Transistor Software
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