Geolocation technology is a part of most new devices and internet browsers. When enabled, our time tracking software can utilize that technology. The technology is new, however, and does require updated browsers that support it. The following is a list of browsers that support geolocation functionality:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 and up
- Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and up
- Apple Safari 5.0 and up
- Google Chrome 5.0 and up
- Opera 10.6 and up
- iPhone 3.0 and up
- Android 2.0 and up
Geolocation works best on a mobile device. Often times, desktops and laptops will yield very low accuracy data.
GPS can be enabled/disabled on a device, so to give the geolocation technology the best possible opportunity of acquiring accurate data, GPS should be turned on. Lastly, geolocation works best when the device is within reach of the various signals that it uses to determine coordinates. This may be GPS, cell towers, or WI-FI networks. To ensure that the device reaches these signals, it is best to clock in and out by a window or outside and not in a tunnel or basement.