Pod Trackers: keeping track of your pets in real-time

About Pod Trackers

Launched in 2014, Pod Trackers is a GPS-enabled web and mobile platform that allows its users to monitor the location of their pets. The platform is integrated with a GPS- and Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The device offers its users with a pet locator, activity monitor, escape alerts, and an adventure mode that allows its users to record their pets’ activities.

Industries: Other
Location: United States

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.

Google Maps Platform Results

  • Launched a service to track pets in over 175 countries
  • Pet owners can easily pin-point and locate missing pets

Grew 300% year-over-year between 2015 and 2016

“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… Google has the best map technology there is. In simple terms, we wanted to put a pin on a map to show a location, and Google does that better than anyone."

Damien Cantelo, Co-founder, Pod Trackers

To locate Pod-wearing pets in real-time, Pod Trackers turned to Google Maps and Google Maps Platform 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. The Geolocation API pinpoints the animal’s precise location in the apps based on Wi-Fi location data, and the 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.

About Pod Trackers

Launched in 2014, Pod Trackers is a GPS-enabled web and mobile platform that allows its users to monitor the location of their pets. The platform is integrated with a GPS- and Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The device offers its users with a pet locator, activity monitor, escape alerts, and an adventure mode that allows its users to record their pets’ activities.

Industries: Other
Location: United States
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