Share position in real time
LocaToWeb is first of all a position tracker that updates to web in real time. When a track has been setup and started it will post the current position, heading, speed, height and trail to LocaToWeb.com. Then friends and family can follow the movements on LocaToWeb.com. For the record: Tracking only occurs when the Start button has been pressed, and lasts until the Stop button is pressed.
View your tracks anytime
The track data is stored on LocaToWeb.com and can be accessed anytime. Registered users can view, edit and delete tracks listed in their track history. It is always fun to check out the track when coming back home from a hiking trip, bicycle race, travel etc.
View tracking data and map
While tracking the app constantly displays Duration, Distance, Speed, Height and Average speed. With a tap on the screen this view can be changed to show the current track on a map. The map can be zoomed and panned and toggle between normal view and satellite view.
Get your own custom URL to show your tracks and profile
Sign up for a profile page, choose your URL, write a description and upload a photo. This page will be your own LocaToWeb channel where your friends can always follow you.
See example: locatoweb.com/user/RocketBoy
Embed tracking map on your own web site
Publish tracks on your web site or blog by using a simple copy/paste action.
Export to GPX
Inside your account it is possible to export and download the track in GPX format for storage and re-use.
Specific locations of interest can be pinned to the map before starting or after the track is done.
Install and track – no registering required
Just install the app, setup a track and hit Start, no need to register. However, registering is encouraged since it allows app owners to administrate and maintain their tracks on LocaToWeb.com. It also makes it possible to switch mobile phone and still be connected to the same account and track history.
Setup tracks with a Title
Each track is given a descriptive title when setup. This will identify the track in recent tracks on LocaToWeb.com and in the recent track list inside the app. Registered users will also find the track in the list of tracks inside their account on LocaToWeb.com.
Identify your selves with an Alias
The track owner is identified with an Alias that is specified on track setup. This enables the users of the app to stay anonymous when their track is featured on LocaToWeb.com.
Registered users can choose to track in private mode. Then the track will not be publicly visible on LocaToWeb.com, but only accessible from the list of tracks inside the Account or from the email users receive on track setup.
Alert family and friends when starting a track
In your account you can specify a few email addresses that should recieve an e-mail alert when a GPS track has been started and is running. You can also customize the text for the email.
Setup or join a race
App owners can setup a Race and let other app users join in on the same track. Up to 5 participants can then be tracked in the same map view on LocaToWeb.com. Users that join the race must enter a “race code” that is generated on the initial race setup.
Resume/restart a track
When a track has been started it can of course be stopped. However, it can at any time be resumed. This makes it possible to pause and continue the track when ready. It can even be continued the next day.
Timer start with count down
The track can be scheduled to start at a specific time. This is great when you need to put your phone in a bag or for some other reason cannot operate the phone when expecting it to start.
GPS accuracy and phone reception
While tracking the app displays the GPS accuracy and also indicates if the phone has a data connection or not.
Tracks can be setup and started without a connection. This is useful when tracking in areas with poor reception, for instance in the mountains. The track will synchronize with the web site when connection is back.
The capture feature makes it possible to take photos while tracking. These will instantly be uploaded and displayed on the map exactly where they were taken.
Choose units system
Choose between Metric (km and m) or Imperial (miles and feet).
The app gives the possibility to choose between a bright and a dark theme. The Bright theme is recommended for daylight usage and is the default. The Dark theme might be better when tracking in the evening or during the night.
Keep the screen alive
The app has a toggle switch that enables the screen to stay on. This is great when you want to monitor the app data when the phone is docked in the car on a bicycle. This feature can be turned on and off at any time during a track.