Google Maps Now Allows Bosses To Track Their Employees’ Movement
Google has announced a new service for Google Maps called ‘Coordinate’ that allows businesses to track the movement and activities of their remote workers—such as travelling salesmen and field technicians.
Coordinate works by tapping into the Global Positioning System (GPS) in the workers cell phones—allowing companies to monitor their workers’ progress and update them on newer assignments.
Employees can also use Coordinate to update management and other colleagues on the job they are performing.
According to Google product manager, Dan Chu, he said that the service was designed to be as straightforward as possible.
When asked on the concerns of using the service to track employees outside the job, Chua said that connection to the service can be dropped at certain times, an example would be when the employee gets of work or is on-leave.
Currently, Coordinate is only available on Android operating systems, but a version for the iOS will be on the way.
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