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How to run the GPS tracker app in a Windows Phone 8?

When you first run the GPS tracker app, you are required to create an account with us if you don't already have one. Pressing the Start button on the app main screen will lead to a link to the registration page. Enter your User Name, Password, Email for your registration. After registration, you need to return to the app and enter your User Name and Password. Press the Continue button and the app begins to track.

The GPS tracker app will run in the background of the phone. In order for the GPS tracker app to run permanently, it requires one of the following two actions. Without it, the app will stop after two weeks.

- Pin the app to the Start screen, or
- Add the app to the lock screen to show detailed or quick status

As the GPS tracker app starts to run, wait a few seconds to make sure that there is no error message. The most frequent errors you might encounter include:

- This User Name does not exists. You have used an User Name that you have not registered with us. To solve this problem, simply go to the Settings screen and following the registration link to register your account.
- Either User Name or Password is not correct. To solve this problem, simply go to the Settings screen to re-type the correct credential.
- The GPS tracker app cannot connect to the server. To solve this problem, make sure that the device has internet connection.
- The GPS tracker app might not wake up per your configured interval if Restrict Background Data is enabled in phone settings -> data sense. If this setting is enabled for roaming, you will have this problem when you are in roaming.
- For other problems, please go to FAQ page.

As the GPS tracker app is running normally, you can safely minimize the app. The GPS tracker app will wake up per your configured interval to obtain and update location. The GPS tracker app continues to run until you press the Stop button. The GPS tracker app continues to run when the device screen is off, or the device is rebooted.

To customize settings, press the Settings button. Explanation for each setting as follows:

User Name
User Name that is registered with FollowMee.com. If you want to track multiple devices under the same account, use the user name and password for this account

Password
Password that is registered with FollowMee.com

App Screen Protected by Password?
Enabling this setting locks the screen with your account password. FollowMee is protected from being stopped or viewed by other people, or by the thief who just stole your phone. The account password is needed to unlock the screen. If you forget the password, there is no way to unlock it. Changing your password on our web site won't work.

Track Interval
Interval (in minutes) in which the GPS tracker app will wake up to track location.

Power Saving Mode
  • Update New Location Only - Only location change is obtained and uploaded to the server. This choice conserves device battery.
  • Update All Location - All location, either same location or new location, is obtained and uploaded. This choice uses more device battery.
Port
Port number that FollowMee uses to upload location data to FollowMee server.

Login Token
If you need your users to install and set up the GPS tracker app in their devices and you cannot disclose your account info, the Login Token is your solution. This is a 12-character long string that linked to your account info. When your users enter it to the GPS tracker app setting, it sets up the app with your account user name and password. In this way, your users can set up the GPS tracker app without knowing your account password.


 
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