I'm looking for an app (android) that send my location to a server for processing.

Basically I want to write a server that does stuff when I get to certain locations, but I don't want to write an app myself.

  • Must it be free? Must it be licensed for commercial use? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Oct 3 '16 at 15:31
  • Free yes, commercial use no – deller Oct 3 '16 at 15:35
  • Must it be configurable? If so, how? E.g configure how often it sends your location, send only if connected by wifi, not SIM card, send only by HTTP POST, not HTTP GET, etc, etc – Mawg says reinstate Monica Oct 3 '16 at 15:40
  • Are you intending to track only a single user, or multiple? (this doesn't affect the app which you seek, but it has implications for @Steve's answer) – Mawg says reinstate Monica Oct 3 '16 at 15:42

You could give IFTTT If this then that, a go - it is an Android/iOS app that lets you construct or download "recipes" that tell your phone to perform specific actions based on events such as entering or leaving in a specific location.

The App is free from the Play Store but you might, of course, incur data charges from your phone company.


The Android app TrackMe when installed can be configured to forward data to your own server. The web software is also provided here if you would like to host it for viewing. The app alone will allow you to save the GPS data to your server for use in your own projects though.

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