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This can be used together with Nextcloud Phonetrack App to track your Phone / record a route LIVE! It is even useful for every Server that supports the osmand logging format, such as Traccar does.


LiveTrack is an Sailfish application for continuous logging of location coordinates, designed to record hiking, biking tracks and other outdoor activities. Track points are uploaded at chosen intervals to dedicated server in real time. This client works with Nextcloud Phonetrack Extension , Traccar, and everything that supports the Osmand Get Api . Together they make a complete self owned and controlled client–server solution.

Features: simple and small ; low memory and battery impact; uses GPS based location data; synchronizes location with web server in real time, in case of problems keeps retrying (to send); configurable tracking settings such as send interval. Howto: Set up Backend, get Logging URL, and enter it to Serverurl in Settings. It will get automatically cut to the right format.

For Phonetrack Application you can enter self choosen ID in Textfield below.

After you're done with tracking you may have some points in "to send". You can flush them by pressing the X Button as long as they get 0. It's my first app, so don't be that mad, because it's so bad :D I hope it's somewhat useful for you, i did it for tracking bike routes and roadtrips and it works quite nice now, so I'll just drop it here :)

Sourcecode is on Github, feel free to help :)

Icon made by Greg Goncharov (@gregguh)

Application versions: 
File harbour-livetrack-0.10-0.aarch64.rpm54.32 KB22/11/2021 - 18:24
File harbour-livetrack-0.10-0.armv7hl.rpm53.56 KB22/11/2021 - 18:24
File harbour-livetrack-0.10-0.i486.rpm54.89 KB22/11/2021 - 18:24

-recompile for Sailfish 4.3 and up

-added Traccar / Osmand compatibilty (Checkbox in Settings) as defined by Traccar ?id= instead of /id=

-fixed Timer Setting

-fixed waiting for GPS accuracy to be good enough (at least 120 meters)


jayki's picture

It's not implemented in this app. For this there are other apps like gps Tracker or even Laufhelden available ;)

sfsoft's picture

Magnificent, I was looking for an application like that for some time :-)

edit: Sometimes it goes and sometimes the points remain to be sent. Add feedback if an error occurs.

jayki's picture

Failed points will be resend after 3 Minutes and only if the last point was send correctly. o avoid too much traffic and cpu usage.

When you end the app, press the X Button as long as the points to resend are near to 0, it forces sending the remaining points.

Give it some time, because it will need time to get answer from backend.


sfsoft's picture

Yesterday It failed again, after sending about 900 points, the remaining 800 have failed. Pressing the X button could not postpone the remaining points. I kept the app open all evening, but no one has ever sent it.

jayki's picture


thanks for you comments.

Did you check if the points get to the Backend?

I suspect it's just a display Bug, because the Counter gets only updated on some cases and maybe i missed one case for updating it...

Would be really cool if you could check if the points got to the Backend or didn't go there..

If they didn't arrived in Backend.. did you check your Internet conntetion / connection to the Backend at this time?

olebr's picture

Great logger, nice together with phonetrack(nextcloud). One less thing to enable Android (dalvik). Energy saved and longer lasting battery. :)

jayki's picture

thanks for your comment ;)
You don't need to use or even Download the App if you dislike it ;) Nobody forces you to use it ;)
But just to clear up the Things a bit:
This App is not intended or even useful to track someone in silent. This App only starts sending Data if you have it open and started. That means if you close it it will immediately stop sending anything. That's not really useful to spy on someone, am i right?
And second this app doesn't send your Data to "The Cloud" it sends YOUR Data to the Server YOU set in Settings. I just mentionend that you can use Traccar or the Nextcloud Extension "Phonetrack" as Backend.
Both are self hosted by you. In case of the Phonetrack Extension you need a Nextcloud Server to get this working. I use it, because i have a self hosted Nextcloud Server running and Setting up the Extnsion is a 3 second thing to do.
But you can use any Backend you want, that accepts the Osmand API for sending Coordinates ;)

So in Fact: This app can be used to send the Data you want at the time you choose to a Server you choose or even manage. It even can use https, so i don't see any Problem for your privacy, it's all in your Hand :)

Btw: I think you mixed up the Nextcloud Phonetrack Extension with some proprietary Service for spying on your Kids. The Nextcloud extension isn't anywhere advertised or cappable of spying on your kids. Just check it out:
Phonetrack Extension

SaimenSays's picture

Running the service as daemon without a GUI would be a nice feature. So it pushes status information in a slow interval to track phone in case of lost or bulgary.

In actual Version 0.6, the Intervall seems to reset to 1s anytime you return rom setting menu.

jayki's picture

Hi :)
Thanks for your comment !
Daemon mode is a bit tricky, another user had the same idea, will think about it, but with current code it will be hard to implement :/

Timer Intervall is the only Setting, that works only after restarting the App. It's because of problems in first version with Timer.. Will have a look if it's possible now to update Timer directly ;)
fixed in 0.6.4

Stay tuned and thanks for testing :)

snauth's picture

Cannot set timer interval to anything else than 1s on 0.9-2, did this bug come back from the dead? Restart does not help. This is on SFOS (on an XA2).

jayki's picture

Seems so...

I'll have a look, thanks for your comment.

(I use 1s all the time, so i didn't recognize this)