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Topic # 204318 27-Sep-2016 10:26
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Is anyone doing this or done this in the past?

 

I came home from work on Friday and got told by Dad that he had "signed us up" back in July but had forgotten until the GPS trackers arrived.

 

Two issues I have with the survey - they say it is not just for car travel, however the GPS units have not recorded any of my non car travel (been walking while playing Pokemon Go) and the constant text messages each day to remind me to do things (take GPS unit, record/confirm movements, charge GPS unit)


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  Reply # 1641441 27-Sep-2016 19:30
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I'd never even heard of it until now. 





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  Reply # 1641468 27-Sep-2016 20:50
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Yep, never heard of it either... quite amused they operate it from a separate gps tracker and tablet, don't 90+% of phones have a built in GPS and wouldn't this be MUCH easier to perform (and even use a far greater proportion of the population) if they just made a Multiplatform app for the three main phone OS's and did some publicity appeals?

Zero hardware outlay and much easier data collection and processing in real time, sounds far easier and more useful to me?

I'm seriously convinced Apple and Google do this already TBH, try google a local business and see how long an 'average' person stays there... and what times they are busy. how on earth do they know this unless our phones are telling them all the time already?

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  Reply # 1641722 28-Sep-2016 12:07
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They only provide a GPU tracker, no separate tablet (even though all their paperwork mention it). We have a logon to a website to confirm our movements. 


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  Reply # 1641781 28-Sep-2016 13:09
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PhantomNVD: Yep, never heard of it either... quite amused they operate it from a separate gps tracker and tablet, don't 90+% of phones have a built in GPS and wouldn't this be MUCH easier to perform (and even use a far greater proportion of the population) if they just made a Multiplatform app for the three main phone OS's and did some publicity appeals?

Zero hardware outlay and much easier data collection and processing in real time, sounds far easier and more useful to me?

I'm seriously convinced Apple and Google do this already TBH, try google a local business and see how long an 'average' person stays there... and what times they are busy. how on earth do they know this unless our phones are telling them all the time already?

 

... and isn't it with that type of tracking that they generate the traffic density flow stuff on Google Maps?


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