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What is Locate?

Geofencing Software for Apps

Locate powers the geo-targeting capabilities of some of the world's leading brands. In minutes, you can add multiple geofences and start targeting users across a range of different ranges. Just as quickly, you can import your beacons into Locate and start monitoring for those beacons using your mobile apps. The following geofence modes are available in Locate: [block:parameters] { "data": { "0-0": "Radial Geofences", "0-1": "This mode allows you to quickly add a radial or circular geofence to any location and track users who are entering, exiting or dwelling in that location for a specified use of time. This mode does not use GPS and can be used to create radial geofences between 100m and 2000m. \n\nRadial geofences are great when you want to setup large geofences and use as little battery as possible on the end users device.", "1-0": "Polygonal Geofences (High Accuracy)", "1-1": "This mode allows you to setup geofences that can be any shape and can be much lower in size than radial geofences. Like radial geofences, users will be tracked when they enter, exit or dwell within a polygonal geofence for a specified period of time. Polygonal geofences can be much smaller than radial fences and can typically be as small as 10-15 metres in size. \n\nPolygonal geofences are great when you want to target specific locations like a particular building and when you want to target much smaller locations than radial fences allow. Using polygonal geofences does require the use of some GPS so there will be a higher battery overhead than using radial geofences." }, "cols": 2, "rows": 2 } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "body": "Before you start implementing the Locate SDK, you should decide whether you want to use radial or polygonal geofences as the integration process will be different depending on which choice you make. \n\nIf you decide to use Polygonal Geofences, your iOS app will have to use Background Location Updates and you must add this line to the apps description on the App Store - \"Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life\". \n\nThere is an increase in battery life if you use Background Location Updates. However, we have tried to minimise this as much as possible. Nonetheless, the app store notice is required for all iOS devices that use Background Location Updates.", "title": "Radial or Polygonal Fences" } [/block]