Geotab Software Development Kit

Geotab offers more data points of connection with robust, scalable and reliable tools. The SDK features sample code and projects to get first-time developers with Geotab started.

The Geotab SDK (Software Development Kit) is a powerful set of tools for automating tasks and working with data in MyGeotab. Within these documents you will find information on how to develop JavaScript and C# applications, build and integrate Add-Ins and use MyGeotab with third-party systems.

Various working examples are included in this SDK for use as a starting point with your own code e.g.:

  • Integrate an embedded MyGeotab frame in your web application (real time map, vehicle listing and more)
  • Create your own web interface to import and export Geotab data

Integrating third-party tracking devices into MyGeotab

Third-party tracking devices can have their data added into the MyGeotab database. The Geotab API is used to provision and upload the devices data. Additionally data from these devices can be used in conjunction with data collected by Geotab GO devices. Contact Geotab support to have your third-party device added (each device type will receive a unique prefix code) and contact your reseller to handle billing.

Note: There may be differences in how devices from third-party manufacturers record the data; frequency of data collection and accuracy of the device record may vary. The rich information contained in the MyGeotab reports may not be fully available. Testing of these tracking device will be required to properly integrate the data into MyGeotab.

Please refer to Using third-party devices in MyGeotab for further details on using your own devices with MyGeotab.

Getting Started

The Geotab API (Application Program Interface) is fully available to MyGeotab customers. Geotab provides helper libraries for C# and JavaScript; however, any language or application capable of making HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) requests can access its full functionality. Only valid MyGeotab user credentials are required; special API keys or tokens are not necessary. Nonetheless, we recommend that the API be accessed with a dedicated user.

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.