Nov 17, 2021

Glad to hear you like Vantiq Collaborations!

The short answer is that yes, it is possible to interact with a Collaboration from another application.  There are a few ways to do this.

1. Vantiq Mobile App – our Mobile App, which works on all major mobile platforms, is already designed to interact with Vantiq cloud servers, showing Client interfaces and interacting with Collaborations.  You can either use this App as is or even make it your own.

2. The settable attributes of Collaboration Tasks are here in the documentation.

3. Collaborations send to mobile apps via push notifications.  Use the Notification pattern for this, with a blank client.

4. Use of the Location Tracking pattern: Mimic what the mobile application does by publishing the proper formatted json payload to /ars_collaboration/location/mc

It will look like this:


“location”: {

“type”: “Point”,

“coordinates”: [





“altitudeMeters”: 70.11668844855397,

“horizontalAccuracyMeters”: 23.91835872605186,

“speedMetersPerSecond”: 0.3133402693271637,

“lastActive”: “2020-03-20T14:30:15+0000”,

“bearingDegrees”: 204.1563082266135,

“username”: [



“timestamp”: “2020-03-20T10:30:15-04:00”,

“verticalAccuracyMeters”: 11.576294397083455,



5. Mobile App sends data into Collaboration: Use a custom event in the Collaboration and set its rule to listen to topic, insert, etc..   The mobile application must include the Collaboration id so that it knows the correct Collaboration context

6. The mobile app can subscribe to a topic that is sent from the Collaboration.  See the SDK documentation for more detail on this.

7. For the mobile app to get data from the collaboration, send REST/API queries from the SDK.  The Resource Reference documentation is also helpful here.

Hopefully, this is enough to get you started!  (All links above are from

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