Synchronization is the term used when your recorded data from the MESH Tracks mobile app is sent to MESH Tracks web application. The mobile app provides a variety of settings to customize synchronization. These can be used to lower expenses to a minimum, or even free.
Note: After installation, our app comes ready to use, and is set-up with suggested settings. You don’t need to change anything, but the power of customization is great!
To enter the synchronization settings go to the main screen of the mobile app. Press the MESH Tracks menu button, and select Settings. Then select Online tracking & Synchronization.
1. Account for synchronization
Your account should be ready after setting up the app. All recorded and synchronized data (tracks, mileage) are already associated with this account. To see all recorded data, sign into the web platform with this same account.
If this is your first time starting the MESH Tracks mobile app you may get a message that you don’t have an account for synchronization. Tap on that message and it will take you to a setting screen.
To select an account for synchronization tap on the menu item and select one from the existing accounts on your device.
Alternatively, you can use an Account ID for synchronization and enter the Account ID provided to you by your administrator.
2. Online tracking
If turned on, your device will continuously send recorded data to MESH Tracks servers. It will use any available data transfer plan (GSM, EDGE, CDMA, Wi-Fi, etc). We recommend turning this option off if you don’t want the app sending data without your interaction, you don’t have a data plan, or your data plan is too expensive. You can still synchronize data manually by accessing the Tracks menu and then pressing the 'Synchronize all' button. If you want to synchronize the data later, or when you have access to Wi-Fi see below for 'Daily synchronization'.
3. Tracking interval
This allows you to set how often your recorded data will be sent to mycartracks.com servers. The lower you set the interval the most updated and accurate map position will be refreshed and displayed. We recommend using a 30 second interval to achieve longer battery life (when not connected to car charger).
4. Allow position request
This allows web users to be able to see your current position.
5. Allow remote settings
This allows for device settings to be managed remotely from the web app. Administrators can adjust settings directly on their drivers' MESH Tracks app.
6. Notify on low battery
This allows web alerts to be sent to the web platform if a device's battery is low.
7. Notify on location services change
This allows for a web alert to be sent if GPS is disabled or enabled.
8. Daily synchronization
This setting allows you to set dates and times that data will synchronize to the server. If this setting is not selected data will be continuously sent to the servers.
Note: You can turn off online synchronization when using daily synchronization.
9. Week days for sync (option of Daily synchronization)
This allows you to select which day of week the daily synchronization feature will sync data to MESH Tracks servers.
10. Time of day for sync (option of Daily synchronization)
This allows you to set the time of day when the daily synchronization feature will sync data to MESH Track servers.
11. Max retry attempts (option of Daily synchronization)
This is an important option of the Daily synchronization feature. If a synchronization at your specified time isn’t successful, the MESH Tracks Android app will attempt synchronizing the data again in one hour. With this option, you can set how many times it should try that. For example if you know your vehicles are parked near Wi-Fi from 8PM till 7AM the next day, set it to 10PM.
12. Delete track after sync
When enabling this feature all tracks that have been sent to MESH Tracks servers will be removed from your device. This option is used when you have device with low memory and it's put in a vehicle you don’t have access to it for long time.
Note: You cannot get the data back to your device. It will be stored on our servers.