Allow Mock Locations?

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Sep 4, 2010 6:25:24 AM

hi jay
l believe it works w/ gps for example if you dont want anyone with a gps locator locate your exact location you use this device and it will put you about 2 to 3 blocks away from where your actualy at. l constantly have mine on cause my family luvs to use the gps to keep an eye on me.lol try it if you don't like it you can always un check it. *G*

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Sep 5, 2010 4:06:29 AM

Silly me forgot to tell you that you can check how it works by using google maps + menu+ locate me:^) as for helping you w/the explanation part, i just happen to know that one.lol i pick up quite a bit more bright idea from you and from other members, but that's why were here right? to learn and help each other out. :^) have a great labor day weekend.

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Sep 8, 2010 6:57:06 AM

I believe mock locations setting is used for development. I know with the android emulator you can telnet into the emulator and give the emulator a location, so that you can test your gps apps. It should work on a real phone too, if you have it connected to your computer through usb. Mock locations turns on or off this functionality.

Oct 10, 2010 6:40:12 PM

I have a very valuable use for Mock Locations. I am a full-time RVer and travel the USA constantly. While traveling, GPS constantly tells me where I am. However, when i want to know the location of campgrounds for the night, search engines and apps like "Places" and "Where" will only search the area where GPS says I am NOW. Mock locations (using My Fake Location) allows me to search the area where I WILL BE later in the day by faking the GPS location. Works GREAT.

Jack

Jul 3, 2012 9:55:09 PM

Its mainly used for development of apps that are going to use gps data. You enable it so you can test an app by having your phone show mock locations for your gps data to make sure the app is working correctly. Would be the easy answer, of course you have to have the app call for mock locations and generate different locations that your phone is not at for gps data but that is all done in the code.

Aug 17, 2012 8:04:41 AM

Mock location
Mock the location designated by/for wifi signal you would be using.
Connect to net on my router you location is my adress plus 50 foot radius
Mock locate also used for many types addon gps units. Bluetooth or usb connect
Mock the location it offers you

Apr 4, 2013 3:51:55 PM

Of course the down side to having this turned on is if you lose your phone and try to use a gps locator such as " lookout.com" like i do...your acuracy is going to be way down.