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.

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

  1. To register, browse to https://my.geotab.com/registration.html
  2. 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
  3. Add your GO device serial number to this database so you can collect some GPS, Engine and other useful data

What’s next?

There are several other items in the SDK to help you get started:

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.