AT&T has extended its industry-specific location-based mobile business applications with the addition of Xora’s GPS Locator, an app designed to show small and medium-sized businesses (SMMEs) where their mobile employees are.
GPS Locator, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) app, is aimed at helping AT&T business customers improve the productivity and accountability of employees in the field while also reducing overtime and fuel costs. It is compatible with most AT&T mobile devices.
The service will become available at the end of July. GPS Locator runs without the need for any additional software on the phone. Field-based employees simply power on their mobile devices and office staff can see their locations using Xora’s Web-based maps and reports.
The Xora Web interface features Google Maps complete with street, satellite and hybrid views, as well as real-time traffic information. Web-based reports indicate where and when vehicles are stopped, and for how long, making it easy to identify time spent at job sites or on breaks.
AT&T is targeting GPS Locator at SMMEs in construction, field services, transportation and distribution. State and local government are also potential users.