Congratulations on choosing a LOCAB product, this documentation will walk you through everything you need to know for you to get set up and start using our system.
To begin You need to have either the app or website we highly recommend using the app due to it being more reliable, we recommend using the website in the case of emergency or if you are using a non-Android based operating mobile system.
To get started head to the play store and download the LOCAB app by searching for “LOCAB AM” or head to https://routes.locab.co.za/tracking
Now you need to know that LOCAB AM is a tracking and monitoring system in that there has to be one person tracking and multiple others monitoring so it is important to know which role you are going to play.
Using the App
Using the App to monitor
Firstly open the app on your android mobile device and you’ll see such a screen
Tap on the menu bar (three horizontal lines) or from the left edge of the screen swipe to the right to display the menu items.
Tap the 5th option which is “Web Asset Monitor” which will take you to the next screen
From there you can enter a unique tracking code / use the bordered buttons to choose public assets after that quick process is completed you shall be able to see your assets in real-time. See below
Everything will be taken care of, you sit back and relax and you’ll be greeted by such a screen once the source has stopped tracking…
Using the App to track public assets
Head to the main screen if you aren’t already there
Tap on your asset type on the above screenshot either “Bus” or “Train” then follow the prompts which will popup as cards usually after four prompts you’ll see a screen similar to the one below
Note: The square orange dots depict the availability of the asset. Orange = available then Red = Unavailable
After selecting the asset then you’ll be able to track the asset if it is available.
To know you are successfully tracking you should see this notification appear you can leave the App to save RAM but be on the lookout that the notification persists until you manually tap the “stop tracking” button otherwise the app isn’t tracking you.
The above screen text “Temporarily loading live…” will appear but after a few seconds replaced with your actual location as below
Stop the tracking once you have reached your destination, if you had left the app tap the notification (See above image for an example of a notification) which will lead you back to the tracking screen, tap the “Stop Tracking” button and the notification will disappear and tracking will immediately stop.
You can close the App or…
Using the App to track private assets
You can create private codes this would commonly be for services such as specials, school transports, delivering whatever you can think of.
Start off by starting the App so that you can be at the Startup screen/ main screen
Then reach the menu by tapping the three horizontal lines or swiping from the left to the right in a fast motion.
The following screen should appear
Create the code by typing in whatever textual sequence you feel like! We believe using number plates or order numbers is much safer.
Check if the code is available by clicking the button after a while feedback will be received.
Click the “Start Track” button and the tracking should begin read the above “tracking a public asset” to understand the lifecycle when tracking.
Using the Website
It is important to know that for all web all activity will occur at a single location https://routes.locab.co.za/tracking
Using the Website to monitor an asset
Start off by heading to the above link if you are not there yet and allowing access to your location.
Once you have given access to your location you should then either pick which asset you choose to monitor enter a unique code then press “track” or simply tap or click the buttons on the bottom which will lead you to…
Using the Website to track and asset
Head to the main tracking centre if you aren’t there already the scroll down a little to the second panel
If you are adding a unique code be sure to “Check Availability” first then after the check click “Create”. For public assets pick either and follow the prompts. Whichever you choose such will appear.
You’re done! However, we do not recommend using the web platform for tracking. Monitoring is cool but tracking is totally not reliable.
Congratulations again! You’ve reached the end if you didn’t quite understand and would like more information drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly help you.