Note: The examples and source code presented in the Geotab SDK (Software Development Kit) require a modern browser. We recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
Steps to get started
For testing purposes we recommend setting up a test database and adding test devices to it. Remember, if you decide to test against a production database, data could be accidentally modified or lost.
Plug in a Geotab GO device
Refer to the “Geotab Support Documentation” for detailed instructions on how to install a device.
Register a new database
To register, browse to https://my.geotab.com/registration.html
You can now sign in to my.geotab.com and access your database. Spend some time working through this guide and familiarize yourself with the key components of the application
Add your GO device serial number to this database so you can collect some GPS, Engine and other useful data
There are several other items in the SDK to help you get started:
Concepts — Be sure to read through this before building your application
Support Alerts — To view our support notification page and to sign up for the Geotab Newsletter
API Reference — the reference documentation that explains what each API call does and documents the parameters and results for each call
API Runner — an easy way to “play” with the API. Click on the “Runner” link from the API Reference. It is a tool that can be used to make method calls to a MyGeotab server and see what the results look like
Note: Remember you are not in a sandbox — you are executing API commands against a real database. For example, removing a Device via the API will really delete that device from the database!
For additional support use the SDK forums. A number of solutions have already been provided in the forums. They are monitored by Geotab staff and other users of the SDK.