GPS coordinates are received from the GPS location provider or from the network location provider if GPS is not available. The altitude is queried from open MapQuest API which yields in a more accurate result than receiving the altitude by ...Read more
GPS coordinates are received from the GPS location provider or from the network location provider if GPS is not available.
The altitude is queried from open MapQuest API which yields in a more accurate result than receiving the altitude by GPS. So this widget is also interesting for hiking (altimeter).
GPS coordinates can save lifes in emergency situations (e.g. when you get lost in the mountains).
Features: o Display your current location in numbers o Additional information (Street, City, GPS satellite fix) o Shows your altitude with high accuracy
Locked features (can be unlocked with some Good Karma ;-)): o Share your location with friends via SMS, Email, etc. o Different location formats are supported (Latitude and Longitude in Decimal Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), w3w (what3words.com))
Note 1: To save battery power you should switch off the widget when you do not need it. You can force the widget to switch off automatically after some time in the settings.
Note 2: This is no GPS toggle widget. You can not turn on and off GPS. You simply get clear information about your current location.
To add widget press: Home->Menu->Add->Widgets->GPS Widget
If you like the widget, I would be glad if you donate (its free for you) and earn some Good Karma Points in the settings view!
The widget needs the following permissions because: o Your location: it's obvious ;-) o Network communication: query altitude, donation via Tapjoy o Storage*: donation via Tapjoy o Phone calls*: donation via Tapjoy
(*) You don't want to accept these permissions? Get "GPS Widget Pro" without the option to donate -> no "Storage" and "Phone calls" permission is required.
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UPDATED ON: Sep 17, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 100,000 - 500,000
LATEST VERSION: 1.4.2
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 3.0 and up
precise (GPS) location
Access precise location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.