• The World's Best

    school Bus Tracking

    Mobile App Solution

    - A complete mobile phone based school bus and student tracking solution

    (Freedom from heavy electronic devices)

    - Just download the app package on your own smart phone & get started right away

    (Freedom from complex processes)

    - Own the app for a one-time packaging fee & use it to manage your school transport for ever

    (Freedom from recurring payments)


    Here are the cool features that make LOCATERA the world's best school bus tracking app solution!

    Most Innovative

    World's first not just in innovation,

    but in continuous innovation

    Most Simple

    Works just with a (cheap) smartphone in a bus! NO other hardware required

    Most Easy

    Download the app & get started with your existing phones right away

    Most Child-Friendly

    Uses only child-friendly technologies including NFC and BLE

    (NO Active RFID)

    Most Accurate

    Uses both GPS and network in an intelligent way

    Most Secure

    Allows only the registered school buses and parents to install and use the app

    Most Reputed

    Winner of numerous global awards and recognitions

    Most Affordable

    Own the app for a one-time packaging fee & use it for any number of years

  • LOCATERA for parents

    LOCATERA school bus tracking app solution presently offers these cool features for parents.

    Track Bus & Child

    Track Bus & Child

    • Locate and track the school bus (real time) to plan time to drop off or pick up the child 
    • Parents using normal phones (without the app or Internet facility) can just make a 'missed call' to track the bus and the children inside!
    Receive Alerts

    Receive Notifications

    • Receive instant boarding notifications (pick-up point)
    • Receive instant de-boarding notifications (drop point)
    Check Attendance

    Check Attendance

    • Check to confirm if the child is present in the school bus (or not) at any given point of time
    Find Distance & Time

    Find Distance & Time

    • Check the distance of the school bus from the boarding point
    • Check the time the bus would take to reach the boarding point
  • Download Parent App

    Experience LOCATERA Parent App

    If you are a parent:

    - Check out this video to see how easy it is to use LOCATERA to track your child.

    - Click the DOWNLOAD button below to experience the Parent app.

    - Call us on (+91) 98407-98170 for any (free) support.

    - Fill out the Contact Form below to recommend LOCATERA protection for your child's school.

  • LOCATERA for schools

    LOCATERA school bus fleet management app solution presently offers these cool features for schools.

    Easily Manage Bus Attendance

    Easily Manage Bus Attendance

    • Manually (by selecting the student IDs on the attendant’s hand phone)
    • By scanning the Quick Response (QR) Code-based ID cards
    • By swiping the Near Field Communication (NFC)-powered ID cards
    • Automatically (By just assigning Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-powered ID cards) 
    Efficiently Manage Bus Fleet

    Efficiently Manage Bus Fleet

    • Locate any school bus on a map real-time
    • Locate any student on a bus (route)
    • Communicate with any parent 
    • Communicate with any school bus attendant
    Quickly Schedule Bus Routes

    Quickly Schedule Bus Routes

    • Add or remove buses (routes) on the fly
    • Re-schedule bus routes without any hassle
    Easily Maintain Bus Reports

    Easily Maintain Bus Reports

    • Keep record of students' bus attendance and activity details
  • Experience School App

    Experience Locatera School App

    If you represent a school and wish to experience LOCATERA, download and install the LOCATERA apps (below) on 3 different Android phones:


    - Locatera Parent App (Download here)

    - Locatera Attendant App (Download here)

    - Locatera Admin App (Download here)


    Click PRODUCT GUIDE below for step-by-step instructions to install the apps.


    Call us on (+91) 98407-98170, or e-mail us at info@lateralogics.com for any additional (free) support.

  • the Package

    The LOCATERA package includes everything (below) a school needs to get started!

    Purchase Model

    The App Package

    Three apps that work in complete synchronization

    - Locatera Parent App

    - Locatera Attendant App

    - Locatera Admin App

    Purchase Model

    Own Server Space

    A server space in your school's name

    - Powered by Google App Engine (GAE)

    - Scalable

    - Free limit (offered by Google)

    Purchase Model

    Own Reports Space

    A reports account in your school's name

    - Powered by Google Fusion Tables

    - Scalable

    - Free Limit (offered by Google)

    Purchase Model

    Implementation Pack

    Resources for implementing LOCATERA in your school

    - Letters

    - Flyers

    - Guides

    - Presentations

    - Videos

  • Resources

    Here are a few downloadable resources that'll help you use LOCATERA school bus tracking app solution.

    Product Flyer

    Click to download

    Introduction Letter to Schools

    Click to download

    School Flyer

    Click to download

    Parent Flyer

    Click to download

    Parent Letter

    Click to download


    Click to download

    Product Guide

    Click to download

  • Our Clients

    Schools that trust LOCATERA protection

    Maple Bear Canadian Pre-School

    Gottigere, Bangalore

    Checotah Public Schools

    Oklahoma, United States of America

  • FREE Locatera

    If you represent a school in any part of the world dedicated to improving lives of children with special needs, please get in touch with us for a free version of LOCATERA with life-long support.

  • Awards

    Here are a few awards & recognitions LOCATERA school bus tracking app solution has received so far.


    Recognized by Ashoka as a ‘Youth Venturer 2016’

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s 'App of the Month (Best Design 2015 October)' Award Winner


    Google 'Code to Learn Contest 2015' (First Prize) Winner

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s ‘App Inventor App Contest 2012' (First Prize) Winner


    Finalist in the ‘mBillionth Award South Asia 2013’ conducted by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)

    Global Discovery Academy

    Finalist in the ‘Global Discovery Academy Design App Contest 2013

  • Locatera In The News

    Here are some of the most recent posts that feature LOCATERA.

    Ashoka India

    The Problem Most school transport management systems in use are difficult to manage, inflexible, and expensive. This is mainly because of the tracking devices being used (RFID Reader, RFID Writer, GPS, and GPRS) which are very heavy, expensive and rigid...



    Smriti Irani Felicitates 9 Students Who Won Google Contest. Among the winners is Chennai resident and Class X student Arjun S, who has developed an app that tracks movement of school buses and is being used by schools not just in his city but in schools in UAE as well.

    National Geographic

    National Geographic features the story of our 'Ez School Bus Locator' app in their book '100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up'. The book is available here for purchase.

    The Better India

    Parents Don’t Have to Worry About Their Child’s School Bus Anymore. All Thanks to This 15-Year-Old! Read the article here.


    Recognised by MIT and Google, this 10th grader is looking to improve school fleet management Read the article here.


    Chennai's wiz-kid creates app for safety of fellow students. Read the article here.

    Hindu [Downtown]

    Korattur kid does Chennai proud. Fourteen-year-old Arjun S. has received a national award for his contribution in the field of computer technology. We meet the whiz kid.

    Entrepreneur India Magazine

    Dream to establish LateraLogics as the world's most successful company: S. Arjun, Founder, LateraLogics, shares his eventful journey of becoming the youngest CEO of the country.

    News 7 TV Channel (Tamil)

    News 7 TV Channel (Tamil) features Arjun's story

    MIT App Inventor

    App of the Month winner also wins Google India Code To Learn contest! We received the good news earlier this week that Arjun S., inventor of the Locatera bus manager app, is one of the winners of Google India's Code To Learn contest!

    The Economic Times

    "Meet eight budding teenpreneurs who are giving wings to their startup ideas"! Locatera featured in The Economic Times

    Be Bold People

    Locatera featured on 'Be Bold People'

  • About Us

    Dreamers | Innovators | Inventors

    The Company

    With a mission to transform school-transport-management across the world by democratizing and uberizing the traditional tools, technologies and processes being used, LOCATERA is brought to you by LateraLogics Innovations – a technology startup with a vision to leverage our passion, creativity, and knowledge to create technology solutions that can transform lives.

    The Team

    We’re a growing team of passionate individuals on a mission to change the way people live, learn, work and play by offering them innovative technology solutions that are most effective. Our focus is on bringing out desktop and mobile applications that serve as solutions for our everyday problems.

    We offer a host of services that include:

    • Off-the-shelf Mobile Apps
    • Custom Mobile Apps Development
    • Training
    • Consultancy

    More details are available on our company website: http://www.lateralogics.com

  • Contact Us

    If you represent a school interested in LOCATERA to manage your school transport fleet,

    or, a parent who wishes to recommend / donate LOCATERA for his/her child's school,

    please get in touch with us using the form below.

    LateraLogics Innovations, B-5, 264B/1, Sterling Lotus Apartments, 11th Street, Korattur, Chennai-80, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
    9:00 AM to 6 PM - Monday to Saturday
    (+91) 98407-98170
  • Blog

    Our Musings

  • Social Media

    Check out our latest social media updates here!

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Privacy Policy of Locatera
This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Policy summary
Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
Handling activity data
Activity data tracked by your device
Personal Data: movement activity
Location-based interactions
Non-continuous geolocation
Personal Data: geographic position
Registration and authentication
Personal Data: Cookies, email address, first name, last name, password, picture and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Full policy
Data Controller and Owner

Types of Data collected
Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: movement activity, geographic position, email address, password, first name, last name, picture and Cookies.

Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection.

The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Application.

All Data requested by this Application is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services. In cases where this Application specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without any consequences on the availability or the functioning of the service.

Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Application or by the owners of third party services used by this Application serves the purpose of providing the service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

Users are responsible for any third party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
Mode and place of processing the Data
Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

The Data is processed at the Data Controller's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time
The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

The use of the collected Data
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Handling activity data, Location-based interactions and Registration and authentication.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
Handling activity data
Location-based interactions
Registration and authentication

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related services.

The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

The rights of Users
Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data
Controller at the contact information set out above.

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy
The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using this Application and can request that the Data Controller remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

Information about this privacy policy
The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy, prepared starting from the modules provided by Iubenda and hosted on Iubenda's servers.

Definitions and legal references
Latest update: August 08, 2017