• 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 smartphone & get started right away

    (Freedom from complex processes)

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

    (Freedom from recurring payments)


    NOTE: As of 01 October 2020, LOCATERA has ceased its commercial activities, and has OPEN-SOURCED the codes (under the GNU license) to help make the solution freely available for anyone passionate about ensuring the SAFETY of school children across the world.


    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
    Find Distance & Time

    Call Bus

    • Speak to the school bus attendant in case of an emergency 
  • 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) 90801-51434 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) 90801-51434, 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

  • 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.


    If you are interested in building your own version for your school, please download the free source code of our MIT award-winning 'Ez School Bus Locator' app solution here.

  • FREE Source Codes

    Use these open-sourced codes (made available under the GNU license) to build your own LOCATERA!


    For Parents




    For Attenders




    For Admins



  • Awards

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

    V A Shiva Innovation Corps

    Recipient of the V.A. SHIVA Innovation Corps 'Young Innovators Award for 2016-17' from Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., the Inventor of Email


    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.

    India Today

    DIY generation: Here Comes the Bus


    Locatera featured in the 42nd Anniversary Edition of IndiaToday Magazine along with other 41 young #changemakers from across the country: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/arjun-s-launched-locatera-to-locate-school-bus/1/1110524.html

    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) 90801-51434
  • Connect With Us

    We'll be greatly excited to have you with us in our journey.

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