LocationWise is a location verification app that auto inserts GPS coordinates, date and time on photos and turns them into permanent, irrefutable, tamper-proof evidence.
1. Take Photo section enables users to capture photos. Footer of the photo contains GPS coordinates, street address, and time/date stamp. Time/Date stamp uses NTP in UTC format.
2. Shoot Video section to be used for capturing evidence in video format with date, time, and GPS stamp.
3. Multiple Shots section facilitates users to take multiple shots of any place or objective in one go to capture every minute detail.
4. Watermark feature is used to add a logo, or text as a watermark on photos and protect it from getting misused by others.
LocationWise mobile app can bring more accuracy to field reporting. Whether it’s outdoor media monitoring, survey or any other project, field executives can submit pictures with date, time, GPS and watermark stamp to help clients verify details easily.
*** About UTC ***
The app does not use the device's time or time zone because users can alter the date/time of their device, which resultantly changes the timestamp on the photo. This, of course, creates a significant issue regarding evidentiary integrity. The intended use of the app is for evidentiary purposes.
The app uses NTP (national time protocol), which uses the UTC international time standard. Due to the irregularity of the earth and the sun's movements, the exact time needs to be modified occasionally through the use of leap seconds. UTC provides this precise accuracy of time. UTC is based on zero degrees longitude and passes through the Greenwich Observatory so that atomic time is utilized and leap seconds are added to the clock every so often.
UTC is 24-hour time, which begins at 0:00 at midnight. 12:00 is noon, 13:00 is 1 p.m., 14:00 is 2 p.m. and so on until 23:59, which is 11:59 p.m.
Because UTC time is indicated on the photo, users need to add/subtract their time zone differences to determine the image's local time.
Obviously, it would not be fair to have the timestamp permanently maintain a specific time zone - others users in different time zones would not take kindly to this. UTC is the only time zone universally accepted around the World.