Bluetooth GPS

Bluetooth GPS


Connect to an external bluetooth NMEA compatible GPS device. Mock provider allows other apps to work with the device.

!!! Please read... YOU NEED AN EXTERNAL BLUETOOTH GPS HARDWARE DEVICE TO GET IT WORKS !!!

The app requires GGA, GSA, GSV and RMC (or ZDA+VTG) to works properly.

If you leave comments, whether works or not, you are welcome to state also which hardware devices combination you are using. This may help debugging and also serve as a reference for other users.

### I always receive questions about how to use this app to connect their Notebook or PC, Mac, or tethering another Android ...etc. I have to clarify that the purpose of this app is to connect the Android device with an external Bluetooth GPS device, in order to "replace" the android's internal GPS locations.

If you dont understand what the purpose of the app, please don't dl.

Please install at your own risk.



### Please understand that the app frontend is just a frontend, mainly for controlling and configuration purpose, and providing some handy info. so don't expect it has many functions, shows every details and in any desired format...etc.

**** Please first enable Allow Mock Locations in Setting ****
* can't guarantee all device+apps work, pls email me details :)



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Now you can start/stop the service from other apps by sending the service or broadcast Intent :

Start - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERVICE_START
Stop - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERVICE_STOP
Toggle - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERIVCE_TOGGLE

* Note: You should first make sure you setup all the preferences and you can start the service correctly through the GUI frontend.

* try the workarounds (in preference) if failed to connect (eg, service discovery fail, connection refused)


Please report error or send me logcat if you got FC or any problems, with screen cap of any error messages, nmea log.

There are thousands combinations of [android version x mobile hardware x bluetooth gps hardware ]. Sorry that it is impossible to provide support on a particular hardware model. Even a GPS-A works with Mobile-A, but GPS-A may not work with Mobile-B, but Mobile-B works with GPS-B. However, after upgraded the android version, this combination does not work anymore, but the other combination works again. I always got such reports. I don't have any those hardwares, and even for some of them, I never heard before and cannot google any information about them. Hope you understand.

some android 4.2.x may have problem with the bluetooth stack.
eg.
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=39688
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=42520

Recent changes:
1.3.6
- support ZDA, VTG.
- bug fix
1.3.4
- support fused location provider, may works with some apps which use it
(need google play service)
- bug fix.

1.3.2
- bug fix, stability and perf improvement
1.3.0
- now support GLONASS !!!
- rework the nmea parsing part, parsing GP, GN, GL sentences
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About Bluetooth GPS
Connect to an external bluetooth NMEA compatible GPS device. Mock provider allows other apps to work with the device.

!!! Please read... YOU NEED AN EXTERNAL BLUETOOTH GPS HARDWARE DEVICE TO GET IT WORKS !!!

The app requires GGA, GSA, GSV and RMC (or ZDA+VTG) to works properly.

If you leave comments, whether works or not, you are welcome to state also which hardware devices combination you are using. This may help debugging and also serve as a reference for other users.

### I always receive questions about how to use this app to connect their Notebook or PC, Mac, or tethering another Android ...etc. I have to clarify that the purpose of this app is to connect the Android device with an external Bluetooth GPS device, in order to "replace" the android's internal GPS locations.

If you dont understand what the purpose of the app, please don't dl.

Please install at your own risk.



### Please understand that the app frontend is just a frontend, mainly for controlling and configuration purpose, and providing some handy info. so don't expect it has many functions, shows every details and in any desired format...etc.

**** Please first enable Allow Mock Locations in Setting ****
* can't guarantee all device+apps work, pls email me details :)



==========

Now you can start/stop the service from other apps by sending the service or broadcast Intent :

Start - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERVICE_START
Stop - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERVICE_STOP
Toggle - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERIVCE_TOGGLE

* Note: You should first make sure you setup all the preferences and you can start the service correctly through the GUI frontend.

* try the workarounds (in preference) if failed to connect (eg, service discovery fail, connection refused)


Please report error or send me logcat if you got FC or any problems, with screen cap of any error messages, nmea log.

There are thousands combinations of [android version x mobile hardware x bluetooth gps hardware ]. Sorry that it is impossible to provide support on a particular hardware model. Even a GPS-A works with Mobile-A, but GPS-A may not work with Mobile-B, but Mobile-B works with GPS-B. However, after upgraded the android version, this combination does not work anymore, but the other combination works again. I always got such reports. I don't have any those hardwares, and even for some of them, I never heard before and cannot google any information about them. Hope you understand.

some android 4.2.x may have problem with the bluetooth stack.
eg.
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=39688
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=42520

Recent changes:
1.3.6
- support ZDA, VTG.
- bug fix
1.3.4
- support fused location provider, may works with some apps which use it
(need google play service)
- bug fix.

1.3.2
- bug fix, stability and perf improvement
1.3.0
- now support GLONASS !!!
- rework the nmea parsing part, parsing GP, GN, GL sentences
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 25, 2015
RUBBISH APP. Such a rubbish. The app just make the connection with the Bluetooth GPS disconnected. To make it work,just start you internal GPS,allow moke location,and connect you phone with the Bluetooth GPS. That's it,at least it work great for me with SYGIC and google maps. Don't use this rubbish app, is doing anything.
A Google User
Jul 21, 2015
Ok Good
A Google User
Jul 19, 2015
After spending hours trying to link a Nexus 7 with a DualXGPS 150A, this app did it in a few minutes. Dual and other manufacturers of external GPS units need to contract with the developer of this app to include it with their hardware setup. In addition, this app works seamlessly in the background while running Backcountry Navigator, Gaia GPS Pro, OsmAnd, and CoPilot. It has turned out to be the essential link in turning my Nexus 7 into a high quality GPS unit.
A Google User
Jul 16, 2015
One of the best apps ever Use it with a cheap GPS receiver from Aliexpress. Flawless operation.
A Google User
Jul 5, 2015
What is this I can read but what is it saying because it's hard to read it I tho it helps u find things what a ripoff
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