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The Location History and Fleet Status Dashboard have arrived! | Updates

Keep a tab on your device’s daily location history, and get a better insight into your enterprise’s fleet status to easily detect oddities.

In the past months, we’ve been making silent updates and improvements all over the place, focusing on overall server performance and response time. But today’s another story! We already have released File Retrieval for iOS devices, and now it’s time to deliver two major user requests: the Location History and the Fleet Status Dashboard.

Both features are in a Beta state. The Location History is free and open to the public (it will become part of our paid plans in future updates), while the Dashboard is only available for Enterprise users.

The Location History

Remember when we presented the Aware Tracking setting? It gives users the chance of selecting how they want to track their devices. When ON (default), Prey tracks them periodically, with smart movement detection and timed checks; when OFF, it only does when they request and refresh it manually at the Online Panel.

Now it’s time to show the Location History! (Though a sneak-peek version was already available, te-hee). They work great together. The Aware Tracking keeps a tab on your device’s daily journey, and you can check where and when it went using the Location History at your Online Panel.

Neat, right? You can filter past locations by day, see which hours present more activity and view specific locations. Where you can find your device location? 

Log into your account at the Online Panel and click on a device, you’ll see that the pin shown in the map now shows a new link: Show Previous Locations. Give it a click and you’ll enter the brand new Location History view.

The Fleet Status Dashboard for Enterprises

On our Enterprise folder of features, we have been collaborating with users who administer large device fleets in businesses and schools to create the first version of the Fleet Status Dashboard.

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It provides a brief and a graphic look at the organization’s fleet status, their connectivity, demographics, last received reports, and the number of missing devices, among other things. Let’s take a look at it.

Fleet Status Dashboard

Where can you find this? Well, this is the new Enterprise panel’s home page. It will be the first thing you see when logging in, and you can come back to it anytime by clicking the Prey logo at the top of the menu. We will continue to upgrade and grow this new home page and the data displayed with the feedback we receive from all enterprise users.

That’s it for today! Thanks for being part of our platform, and stay tuned for further updates. Need help with the Location History? Visit the Help page.

About the author

Nicolas Poggi

Nicolas Poggi is the head of mobile research at Prey, Inc., provider of the open source Prey Anti-Theft software protecting eight million mobile devices. Nic’s work explores technology innovations within the mobile marketplace, and their impact upon security. Nic also serves as Prey’s communications manager, overseeing the company’s brand and content creation. Nic is a technology and contemporary culture journalist and author, and before joining Prey held positions as head of indie coverage at TheGameFanatics, and as FM radio host and interviewer at IndieAir.