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NOTE: Before using SWTracker, please read the support FAQ questions: https://rvtechtools.com/support.html#swtrackerfaq. If you have any issues, please contact me at support@rvtechtools.com.

Check out usage videos on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aOP41UX2K1Mx35R_kTLdg

SWTracker is the 2nd generation of SWConnect, the IOS tracking option for interfacing to the personal tracking manager, Spotwalla.com.  

Spotwalla is transitioning to a new website, and with that a new JSON based API. This change necessitated a rewrite of SWconnect, and gave me the chance to update to newer approved networking frameworks, using the newer Apple supported language, Swift.

SWTracker allows user to connect and track their travels on the new SpotWalla website: https://new.spotwalla.com. Spotwalla is a secure location manager, which supports several different devices (both physical and app based) for keeping track of location during travels. It is routinely used by long distance motorcycle riders, cyclists, boaters and even RV owners.

SWTracker allow you to connect with your account on Spotwalla, and tracks your progress on a timed basis. IOS users previously were able to use the Google Latitude app to share their location with SpotWalla, however, Latitude was discontinued in August, 2013.

SWTracker is intended to run in the background. General use once logged in, is to simply enable tracking, put the app in the background, put your phone in your pocket or phone stand and ride. Your location points will be stored with the device information on SpotWalla, and you can create custom trips which show your location over a specified time period.


SWTracker uses GPS information, and as such battery use will be similar to most navigation type of applications.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

SWTracker now uses a new lower GPS accuracy strategy when the application is running on battery alone in the background, however it is always suggested to use external power when possible, and to turn off tracking in the app controls during periods when you are not moving.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Fixed issues associated with handling of unknown errors returned from Spotwalla website. These errors potentially caused location messages that ended up stuck, and unable to process or delete.
Added additional error handling to responses from Spotwalla website. The goal here is to make sure that temporary errors are retried later, while fatal errors cause removal of offending messages from queue.
Added additional error handling to emailing of debug log messages. This should better handle the case where there was a failure in sending the log.

App Privacy

The developer, Raymond Davis, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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