BigBrotherMe phone tracking
Keep track of your friends, family, vehicles by GPS

BigBrotherMe GPS tracking software features

BigBrotherMe uses the latest in online mapping to give you 24/7 access to mobile tracking, available from your choice of browser. You can view multiple registered phones at any one time, view current upto date information about your phone including current battery levels and signal strength and identify the last communication received from your phone.

If you only plan on using the software occasionally the history calendar highlights days on which GPS location points have been plotted.

GPS Mapping
Geofencing allows you to define important boundaries and perform some action based on when a phone enters and leaves that region. BigBrotherMe supports two types of Geofencing (Circle, Polygon) in order to accommodate your specific needs.
  • Simple circle with your choice of radius (Circle)
  • Custom drawn shape for your own boundary requirements (Polygon)
  • Define multiple email addresses for email notification
  • Select from a range of actions to invoke when entering and leaving a Geofence
  • Assign specific phones to each Geofence
  • Make as many Geofences as you require
GPS Geofences
BigBrotherMe provides searching facilities to locate and plot tracking information from upto one year in the past. This provides an excellent searching tool for locating GPS locations at particular times of the day. search options search days

Search history highlights

  • Specify day and time to refine your search requirements
  • Highlighted calendar days indicate days for which GPS location points are available
  • Identify the number of GPS locations to return for that period
  • Breadcrumb icons for each GPS point show location specific information including time and date of broadcast
  • Great for back-tracing employee where-abouts at particular times of the day
  • Ideal for retracing routes used or locating previously visited addresses.

BigBrotherMe understands that every one has different needs and requirements when setting up a schedule for which to transmit their GPS location. Some may want it to occur as frequently as possible and obtain maximum coverage while others may have cost restrictions and so require infrequent GPS location transmit rates.

With BigBrotherMe GPS software you have the choice of four different transmit modes each offering different advantages for GPS mobile tracking.

Interval: This mode produces the most consistent and regular coordinate data as the GPS chip inside the mobile is constantly kept hot maintaining the GPS search. Because of this your battery life is considerbly effected due to the high power usage of the mobile GPS module. However, this mode is more likely to obtain a fix earlier and more reliably due to it's more constant polling of the GPS module.

StopConnect: As opposed to the interval mode, the StopConnect feature only turns on the GPS module as required to obtain a GPS fix. This provides the ability to greatly increase battery performance at the possible detrement to the speed the next fix is obtained. However, in general StopConnect mode does not have a huge impact on performance of obtaining a GPS fix when required and is a good default for most requirements.

Both modes work by sending data at specified timings as setup in your device configuration options.

Distance travelled: This unique feature provides the ability to send coordinates based on how far you have travelled as the bird flies. This can be ideal if you are travelling alot and then stopping alot as it will avoid sending multiple GPS location points all clustered around the same spot.

This mode uses the most battery life due to the constant re-calculations required to determine the distance between the locations. However, under some circumstances it may also offer greater savings on your phone internet service provider charges.

OnDemand via SMS: This send method gives you the opportunaty to only receive GPS coordinates as you need them. Because of this, the GPS does not need to calculate your position until required meaning that battery life can be greatly increased when using this method. However, this method is also not guaranteed to always return you a GPS location. If a device is inside or cannot obtain a LOCK when you request then the device status will be sent instead of a valid GPS location.

This method can also be used as a means to switch the GPS module off. Because status updates are sent twice hourly any web requests/commands are likely to be actioned at least twice per hour. This makes it an excellant method to use over the night period when your device is not being used.

An example of using this method with scheduling would be to set OnDemand via SMS on over the night period and change to another mode during the day. This would help save battery levels over night when you might not need the GPS facility while getting GPS location results during the day.

Available SMS commands can be found in the TR102 SMS command list.

Friends and family tracking Since you typically know where you are at anyone point in time, it would be ideal if other Friends and family could track your whereabouts without having to pay any fee for the privilege. BigBrotherMe offers this facility by allowing Friends and family to register for a BASIC account and then request tracking of your phone through the Request tracker facility.

Of course you don't have to allow anyone to track you so first you must accept their request. This gives you complete control over who is actually tracking you at anyone time. So mum, no you can't see where I am, but your mates can. Great huh!

Anyone tracking you cannot change any details relating to your account or phone configuration making it ideal for providing a simple 24/7 tracking facility to friends, family or colleagues.