Pod Trackers

Pod Trackers shows pet location in real-time using a GPS + WiFi tracker and mobile apps.

300%
year-over-year growth between 2015 and 2016
175
country presence
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“Google Maps has allowed us to offer features like Wi-Fi locating to stay ahead of the competition. We expect to see even more growth as we introduce new features.”

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Challenge

Pod Trackers was founded to help pet owners keep track of their animals, and rescue them quickly if they go missing. The company was looking for a mapping platform that could work with their GPS/Wi-Fi tracker called a Pod to show pet locations in real-time, even when they're indoors. Pod Trackers also wanted a map interface that pet owners could use intuitively, without any learning time.

Solution

To locate Pod-wearing pets in real-time, Pod Trackers turned to Google Maps and Google Maps APIs because they offer the most sophisticated APIs, have the most comprehensive map coverage and use a familiar interface that many people already know how to use. Pod uses GPS and Wi-Fi to get locations via Android and iOS apps and the Pod Trackers website. Google Maps Geolocation API pinpoints the animal’s precise location in the apps based on Wi-Fi location data, and Google Maps Javascript API geolocation displays the location on the website. The apps and site offer a map view, satellite view and hybrid view of the location including 3D views where available. All this makes it easy for owners to locate and rescue their missing pets, before the worst happens.

Benefits

  • Launched a service to track pets in 175 countries
  • Pet owners can easily pin-point and locate missing pets
  • Grew 300% year-over-year between 2015 and 2016
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APIs used

Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs Pod Trackers has used to create their website and mobile applications:

 

Google Maps Geolocation API

Pinpoint a pet's precise location

 

Google Maps Javascript API

Display a pet's location on the Pod Tracker website

 

Google Places API JavaScript Library

Give context to map locations

 

Google Maps Android API

Build the Android pet-tracker app

 

Google Maps SDK for iOS

Build the iOS pet-tracker app

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