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Reply To: GPS Bus tracker?

Matt, February 25, 2022 at 3:28 pm

You can try the Tile service. One person (you) buys a single Tile tracker to place on the bus and subscribe to the service. You can share/unshare the tile location with (unlimited) people you choose. The app is free to download and the basic account is free (for your riders). You (tile owner) have to subscribe to premium for unlimited sharing, but there is a 30 day free trial if you time it right. After that you simply become the owner of a tile on the free service (assuming you dropped premium). Heck, buy the tile that attaches to your keys and it will always be useful even after RAGBRAI. We use multiple tiles on various things and it has worked very well. As others have said though, your riders need cell service to run the app same as any other. That and the tile needs to ping any phone (with service) that is running the app (yours or any random person). If there are hours of absolutely no service for anyone where you park, your riders have to wander within the bluetooth range where you are parked (pretty small target).

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