Is there a way to completely turn off real time gps tracking? I know about location tracking in the advanced section of the workforce project but is there a way to not track at all real time movement when a worker is "Working"?
You can do this on the device by disabling Location Services for Workforce.
There is no way to do this through a configuration within a Workforce Project.
Can you add some context for the requirement to disable GPS tracking for Worker locations? Assuming you still want to know the status of Workers.
It is a government requirement to not track workers
Does this apply to all Workers in your Workforce Projects? Or, are there some Workers, i.e. Field Crew Chiefs, whose location can be tracked?
One point to consider - we use the Worker's location update to determine whether the Worker information (i.e. status and location) are stale and not up to date. This can happen when a Worker force kills the app, Workforce does not have the opportunity to update the Worker's status in the service.
Providing a way to disable Worker location updates is something we could investigate adding to Workforce, but wouldn't be in the next release. If you can point me to any documentation or government regulations that a Worker's location cannot be tracked, that would help us to prioritize this work.
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