Monitor point of interest with custom Geofences

  1. Geofencing
  2. Why use Woosmap for Geofencing
  3. Use Case of Geofencing


Geofencing represents the monitoring of a geographic area (or Geofence) to recognize the presence of a device when the user is within its boundary. In Woosmap Geofencing SDK, a Geofence is a combination of a position (latitude and longitude) and a radius in meters, creating a circular area, or a radius in seconds, creating an isochrone geofence. Boundary crossing events are triggered each time a user enters or exits the Geofence. Depending on your use case, a Geofence might represent your store, a competitor’s store, a neighbourhood, and so on.


What is an isochrone geofence

An isochrone is a time-based geofence, thus ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) between the user’s location and the user’s destination is monitored by the SDK. Just define a time-based radius and let the SDK triggered events when the user is near to the location that you monitor.


Why use Woosmap for Geofencing

Woosmap Geofencing SDK has two built-in options making it easy to create and manage Geofences:

On iOS and Android, the system prevents any single app from monitoring more than 20 (for iOS) to 100 (for Android) regions simultaneously. To work around this limitation, developers integrating the SDK should monitor only regions that are close to the users’ current location. To do so, as the user moves and new locations are collected, nearby Geofences are updated by automatically requesting the Woosmap Search API. To load places you want to monitor in the Woosmap platform, use the Woosmap Console (or the Woosmap Data Management API).

Look the guide to monitor Woosmap assets: iOS guide or Android guide

Use Case of Geofencing

Geofencing helps to design great location-based app experiences. Apps related to the area of retail, banking, food, transportation, or even sports can implement the Geofencing capacity of the SDK to many use cases such as:

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