About TripLogger Remote

Overview

TripLogger Remote is a GPS logging app which logs locations in real-time to a remote server, such as the open-source TripServer remote logging server, or to a local database, or both. Different time and distance intervals can be applied to remote and local logging. For remote logging you will need to setup and host the remote web server yourself or use a third-party hosting service.

TripServer is currently the only remote logging server supported, but the intention is to allow the app to be configurable to work with more servers in the future.

The app is designed to provide configuration options which can be used to minimise battery usage on devices running Apple’s iOS operating system for iPads and iPhones. For example, if logging infrequently, the app can be configured to use locations based on Wi-Fi and the mobile phone network, then once a new location is received the GPS is switched on until a sufficiently accurate location is established. The GPS is then switched off again until the next time a new location is reported.

Battery life

Although the app is intended to minimise battery usage, nonetheless, using location background mode may dramatically decrease battery life.

The main page of the app displays a summary of its current status together with counters showing how many locations have been saved to the local database or transmitted to the remote host, including how many have succeeded or failed.

An activity log reports key events such as the time and location of each position reported to the remote server. Tapping on the location opens and displays it in the Maps app.