Well, vehicle tracking is a major concern in all the industries be it logistics and transportation or packers and movers. Therefore, isn’t it a great idea to track your vehicles that are running on the roads? Businesses just try to monitor their vehicles or fleet so that they could analyze the distance covered thus helping them to calculate the fuel consumption and the other necessary factors.
Tracking the vehicles is yet another way to control and monitor your overall business activities plus at the same time is a more reliable option to track your drivers as well. Therefore, plenty of businesses and enterprises are looking forward to a fleet management mobile app in order to track the path taken by their vehicles. Moreover, these mobile apps deliver complete information regarding the driving habits of the drivers, speed, no of stops taken and much more.
Now since fleet mobile apps are gaining an impressive surge thus concept is more likely to augment in the foreseen times. So, here find out the basic attributes, technologies and the cost governing parameters for developing a top-notch fleet management mobile app.
Registration: This page forms the major part of the app. The drivers can log-in with the help of email account or the social network credentials.
Real-time GPS tracking: Under this feature, the drivers can track the route to be taken for making the deliveries within the stipulated time frame.
Update trip timings: The drivers can update the starting and the ending time of the trip for making the deliveries. This helps in tracking the Kms covered in a more transparent way.
Update status: The drivers can update the status upon completion of the tasks. They can update the status of the vehicles in the fleet so that they can be used for making other deliveries.
Reports: All the reports related to the trips taken by the vehicles and the distances covered can be updated by the drivers.
Leader Boards: The drivers can update the scores on the leaderboards thus enabling the admin to make better decisions.
Dashboard: All the drivers and the fleet that are attuned to the app are managed and monitored by admin.
Maintenance and scheduling: All the fleet maintenance activities and the service scheduling timetables are managed and monitored by admin.
Specialized solutions: All the delivery, packing and goods lifting solutions are managed by the admin. He reserves the right of adding any specialized solutions if required as per user’s requirements.
Fuel usage, Vehicle tracking, and performance analysis: The fuel consumption charts, vehicle tracking reports, performance and the average delivered by the vehicles are managed by admin.
Driver management: All the drivers that are involved in making the deliveries are managed by the admin.
Manage vehicles: Under this section, all the basic information related to the vehicles and all other necessary details are managed by admin.
Marketing: All the promotional ads, banners, advertisements and the email templates are managed and monitored by the admin.
Stop speeding: With the help of stop speeding feature, the vehicle tracking mobile app warns the drivers, in case the speed exceeds the desired limit. This is a great way of tracking the speed and also ensures that your fleet is following all the traffic rules.
Barcode Scanning: Your vehicle tracking app will allow the drivers to pay at toll towers by just scanning the barcode. With this method, the drivers can receive and accept the payments within the app, thus making the overall payment ecosystem very transparent.
Automatic driver assignment: Under this section, the fleet management app allows the drivers to seek any support in the event of any problem. The drivers can update their problem over the app and can get assistance in a very quick and convenient way.
Flexible labeling: Fixed labeling allows you to identify your set of vehicles on the roads. You can easily distinguish your fleet amongst the other vehicles and take any necessary action in the case of any problem when required.
Job Schedule board: Job schedule board allows you to schedule the fleet according to your convenience. With the help of your vehicle tracking app, you can easily schedule the jobs plus also can distribute the task among the individual vehicle for accomplishing the deliveries within a stipulated time frame.
GPS: With the help of GPS the drivers can track the path to be taken for making the deliveries. Furthermore, it helps the admin to check the real-time location of the drivers and the fleet in a convenient way.
Offline tracking: In case, when your fleets are on the way to remote areas, the offline feature comes as a major rescue. With the offline tracking, the business can check the fleet in the remote areas from any place thus, making the overall fleet management system very transparent.
Custom map overlays: The custom map overlaying feature allows you to zoom into the map for identifying the exact location of the fleet. You can easily check your fleet in the concerned operational zones and track the activities of the fleet in a transparent manner.
Route history: With the help of route history, you can easily track the route taken by every vehicle in your fleet. You can easily verify the path and the routes taken by your vehicles thus helping you in analyzing the distances covered plus it also aids you in fuel and vehicle management.
Automated alerts: With the help of automated alerts, drivers get the alerts about the different activities. For instance, you can set an alert in case, the fuel goes down or the track goes wrong when compared with the prescribed one. Your fleet management app will aware the drivers in the event of any such problem.
Some more features:
Enhanced security feature: The fleet management system comes with the combination of sensors, GPS and other security features that assures the safety of your vehicles and drivers.
Historical fleet data: With this feature, the businesses can get a complete idea about the fleet, fuel consumption, job assignments, routes taken and the time of completion.
Cloud-based: The cloud-based server stores all the business data in a very reliable and secure way and optimizes the performance and the speed of overall fleet management system.
Temperature sensor: With the aid of stated feature, drivers can get an idea, about the temperature of the vehicle in case, it exceeds the desired limit.
In-app messaging: Allows the drivers to communicate with the admin in case of any problem or when the vehicle goes out of service.
Routing: The routing feature allows you to set different routes for the different vehicles and the drivers thus helping you to save both the money and fuel.
Time zones/languages: Under this feature, the businesses can set their own time zones and the languages with just a single tap.
- APNS( Apple push notifications/FCM( Firebase cloud messaging) – For Push Notifications
- Twilio, Sinch, Nexmo – For SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
- Braintree, Stripe & PayPal – For accepting payments
- GWT – For Powerful Programming
- Datastax – For Data Management
- Mail Chimp Integration, Mandrill – For everything related to emails
- Debian, Macintosh, Ubuntu, CentOS – The Universal Operating System
- Database – MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra, Postgres
- Cloud Environment – AWS and Google
- Real-time Analytics – Hadoop, Spark, BigData, Apache Flink, Cisco, IBM
Right Development Partner
Starting with an innovative concept, unique ideation, passion and the right Mobile App Development Company is very imperative hence, one must initiate with the right app development strategies for developing the fleet management mobile app.
Other than finding the Mobile App Development Company there are some key persons as well that actually undertakes the responsibility of developing the mobile app from the scratch. Find them below and check if they are imbibed with the true passion for developing your fleet management mobile app.
Project Manager: She/he should be able to identify the best possible solution for client business model and must owe proper understanding about the mobile app development landscape.
Designers- The right team of UI/UX designers always tries to comprehend the core idea of your mobile app and takes the essence of your app to a whole new level.
Testers- The team of QA experts and testers cannot be undermined as they test it by applying all set of unique combinations and makes all the possible efforts for finding the bug.
Team Engagement Modal (Offsite, Onsite, Hybrid)
Depending upon the physical location of the business, individuals or the operators can select from any of the three below engagement models
Offshore is the way when the operator or entrepreneurs want the project to be completed from the remote location.
Onsite is when the business individuals want the project to be done in the office premises. So as per the guideline, the desired fleet Mobile App developers are sent to the office along with the assigned work.
Hybrid is the mix of both and is opted when the business persons want to complete the app within a minimum time. During the office hours developers are sent to the office and after that, the team works from a remote location.
Cost Estimation of Fleet Management App Development
Most of the companies charge as per the man-hours they put in while developing the app. In the regions like North America for instance, the price is around $150 per hour, in Europe it is $130 per hour, and in and the companies situated in Australia charges around $190 per hour.
According to the statistics, India is the most affordable country for engineering the quality fleet management mobile apps at the price $ 80 per hour.
The cost of developing a fleet management Mobile app is around $10,000 to $15,000 and apps which have extensive features as above can cost up to $18,000 to $25,000.