Use a bluetooth GPS receiver with apps like Maps and many others. Using an external bluetooth GPS gives you better battery life and more accuracy. Ideal for geocaching and similar applications. Please note: Most but not all applications ...Read more
Use a bluetooth GPS receiver with apps like Maps and many others.
Using an external bluetooth GPS gives you better battery life and more accuracy. Ideal for geocaching and similar applications.
Please note: Most but not all applications will work. (e.g. Wikitude)
The UI is simple to keep the memory footprint as low as possible. If you want to see NMEA data long-press the sat view.
When you have problems connecting to your GPS try different connection methods from the settings. Some devices need a power cycle once the Bluetooth stack had problems (it's a good idea to pull the battery for 30 seconds).
If you want to share another phone's or tablet's GPS with another device running this app you can use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meowsbox.btgps to share the GPS on the other device and this app to consume the data and let 3rd party apps consume the location data.
In case of any problems and usage hints visit the Google+ community.
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UPDATED ON: Jan 31, 2016
INSTALLATIONS: 100,000 - 500,000
LATEST VERSION: 1.6.2
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.3.3 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.
false location sources for testing
Create false location sources for testing. Malicious applications can use this to override the location and/or status returned by real location sources such as GPS or network providers.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.