If this is your first time using Beeline for Drivers, here are a few things we find helpful to know before you start:
You can download Beeline for Drivers app here from the App Store if you don't already have it.
You can access the Beeline for Drivers Quick start guide here.
Drivers don't create their own accounts. You need authorization from your school to use Beeline for Drivers and driver accounts are created by the school.
You'll need an invitation from your school before you can sign in. Your invitation will include your username and a temporary password. Check with your carpool manager for an invitation if you have not received an invitation you expected to receive.
Beeline for Drivers has one intended use; to allow you an easier way to show you're in line for your school carpool, so that your kids can more quickly be notified to move from classroom to car.
Beeline does this in a few different ways depending on how you decide to configure the app:
You can enable location and Bluetooth and you'll check in automatically.
You can choose not to enable location and use the app to manually check in.
Your school has management apps they can use to check you in.
After you are checked in, during carpool dismissal, your kids will be notified in their classroom or dismissal area that it's time to head to the car.
If you allow Beeline for Drivers to use your location to detect geofences, it's likely you'll never even need to open the app. By using Geofences, Beeline works in the background so you can focus on driving instead of using an app. If you want a detailed and technical overview of how geofences work and why our use of them helps respect your privacy, Apple provides a good overview here.
If you are interested in learning more about how Beeline can be used in carpool at your school, give us a shout and we'd be glad to discuss how Beeline works.