GlidePage & GoogleMap API

Dear all Gliders,

I’m designing a Glide Page for hauling business and would like to create its real-time monitoring of dump trucks movement with Google Map API. Is it possible?

Thanks in advance.

Glide can capture a device location, but it can’t do real time tracking.

So the answer is probably no.


Real-time location component is coming to Pages next week.


Real-Time tracking in Glide?! :open_mouth:
That’s amazing. And it’s even possible on web apps? Thought precise location was only possible with appside GPS access. Incredible if so. Many applications for this.

Any chance the new list view is released next week as well? :crossed_fingers:

Happy to hear your info… Thanks @david :+1: :+1:

I’d like to create a real-time tracking on Dashboard menu. It’s only about 10-15 dump trucks. One of GPS tracking providers informed its API. But, I have no idea how to connect it with a Glide Page of mine :grinning:

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did you try to Fetch JSON it?

Not yet, I don’t understand Fetch JSON. Any suggestion?

yep, it isn’t very easy… definitely something to hire an expert for :wink:

OK, thanks for your response @Uzo :+1:

Or you can wait and see how the new location feature will work… it should come this week. I used it before in Apps… and it was quite well. I was driving and checking real-time distance.

You’re right. Glide helps me a lot, as a very low code developer :grinning:


I think you don’t need the Glide’s real-time location component for this. If your trucks have a GPS device and their positions can be known using an API created by your providers, what you need is to make API requests from your APP (manual or automatically)when it’s loaded and running.

Do you have any example about your API to take a look at and do some tests?

On the other hand, if you want to monitor more variables of your trucks (temperature, pressure or ON/OFF states) in real-time, what you need could be an IoT solution, something like my demo shows …


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Hi @gvalero!.. Thank you for your information and your demo is very interesting. :+1: :+1:

I have some further questions:

  1. How to make API request, with Google App Scripts or Zapier/Make-Integromat?
  2. APP means Glide App only or including Glide Page?

I’d like to use TKStar GPS ( as a GPS tracker platform. They informed that I can use their API to connect with my app.

I plan to test my app on March 2023 with data from GPS tracking devices, not including a real-time tracking for a while. I hope the real-time tracking can be applied starting on April or May 2023.

Thanks again @gvalero :handshake:

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Hola de nuevo @Bungchow_IDEApps

How to make an API request? You can do it in Glide directly or using a Google App Script or via Zapier/Make. You can do it in any APP/Page you create.

In Glide, the Fetch JSON plugin is the way:

If you want to know more details, this good video will help you



Thanks a lot @gvalero :+1: :+1: :+1:

would you please advise how this is done ?

Thanks Jeff. I added the Location component to record the User GEO coordinates but I don’t have an option to require it for the user as shown in the attached. is it because I’m using a free version or am i misunderstanding something?