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Тема: NimBus Locator

Dear partners,

Today NimBus app has acquired a very special new feature — Locator.

With the NimBus Locator, you can:
- give read-only access to depot's contents to people who don't have a formal account in Wialon (=passengers);
- they can see which transport goes through certain stop and when the next one is expected (according to schedule);
- they can find all routes with their detailed tracks and stops along the way.

An all-mighty user (who possesses the full set of rights toward a depot, including Admin rights) can create a locator link. This link can be viewed as a separate page, embedded into your website as an iframe, or opened on a mobile device in a browser. Voila!

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Katerina Alexandrova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Great feature !

Ysv
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Hi ,

Can passengers see the vehicles movement ? or is it only  time schedule for each stop ?


YSV

Ysv
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ysv пишет:

Can passengers see the vehicles movement ?

For now it is not possible
We're going to add this feature in one of the nearest updates

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shmi пишет:
ysv пишет:

Can passengers see the vehicles movement ?

For now it is not possible
We're going to add this feature in one of the nearest updates

Tried locator for nimbus.It is a good begining. Eagerly Waiting for update with vehicle movement.

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Updates of NimBus Locator:
Now moving units are available.

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Katerina Alexandrova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Great work.

it will be great if we can include searching between stops.
if possible include an  option to select routes for each locator link.

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siju, we'll definitely think about that. Thank you!

Katerina Alexandrova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Is it possible to expire the link based on entering a specific geofence, rather than only by time expiration? e.g. once the vehicle arrives at a geofence, it deletes access to the link? Similar to Uber or Lyft?

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fleettracker3, please describe the use of that in more details.

Katerina Alexandrova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Moving units looks great smile  We love it.
Do you know how often location is updated on the map ? is it as Wialon is receiving data from units or Nimbus has a update internal ?

Ysv
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ysv, units' location in NimBus Locator is updated immediately.

Katerina Alexandrova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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alek пишет:

fleettracker3, please describe the use of that in more details.

As the locator feature has a time expiration, it does not matter where the vehicle is, it will automatically expire within that time period. Is it possible to set by geofence instead? Once the vehicle enters that geofence it kills the link?

e.g. Customer wants to use NimBus to track routes for parents, however they do not want the parents to continue to track the bus after it has arrived at their stop, or after it has arrived at the school. As this may be different times, due to traffic delays, a time expiration can be very limiting. However if the expiration is based on geofence, then the parents can only see up to until the bus enters the school. The bus can then continue to be used for other routes or other purposes without backend intervention to disable the locator feature.

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I am a passenger and do not know how to contact the administrator to get the locator link. only what I know is the bus number or route number. In this scenario is there any way that a common whatsapp number is used where passenger send vehicle or route number and they get an automatic locator link for the route. To be more detailed, passenger can send "09:00 Route 72" or 09:00 Bus 125" and locator for bus traveling through that route after 9:00 am will be received in their mobile as whatsapp message.

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fleettracker3, thank you for describing your idea. In this case you would have to create different links for the parents and it would probably be inconvenient for you.
As the locator doesn’t allow to divide one route into separate parts (distances between the school and each stop) we can say it is difficult to set different time of expiration for the same link, regardless entering geofences. And the locator actually tracks routes not units, so the parents will be able to use the link only for the route they need to track.
Also at the moment the locator tracks all the routes of the activated depot. For now we are working on the possibility to create separate links for each route groupes. We hope it will be helpful in resolving your issue.

Victoria Suskova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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It will be a great addition if Nimbus allow to create separate links for route groups. Looking forward to it.

Ysv
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Hello, orosgroup! Yes, data from the locator can be used for this purpose and integration with the app is possible. In this case you have an opportunity to develop a chatbot for Whatsapp that will perform this kind of function using our API.

Victoria Suskova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Thanks Suvi, we will work in this direction.

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ysv, fleettracker3
We are glad to inform you that in the latest update NimBus v. 1.4.5 one of the new features is limitation of the Locator by group of routes: now the Locator can show not all the routes of a depot but part of them.

Victoria Suskova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Perfect !
Already using this feature and very useful smile

Ysv
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Hi ,
Does Gurtam has any plan to develop a mobile app for Nimbus ?

Ysv
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Hi, ysv!
You can easily develop a mobile app which will use our locator link for providing passengers with information on the way of passing of depot routes, stops and the upcoming transport.

Victoria Suskova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Hi ,
Thanks.
Can you provide more details ? or technical detail already available on Nimbus Documentation ?

Ysv
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ysv, technically you can develop any kind of mobile app which will open the locator link using WebView, e.g. Cordova wraps your HTML/JavaScript app into a native container which can access the device functions of several platforms. These functions are exposed via a unified JavaScript API, allowing you to easily write one set of code to target nearly every phone or tablet on the market today and publish to their app stores.
https://cordova.apache.org/

Victoria Suskova
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Suvi ,
Thanks .We have already started working on this.

Ysv