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 !!!

### 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.

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

Please install at your own risk.

@@@@@ For samsung devices @@@@@
If your device crash occasionally, please first turn on the internal GPS before using the app. It is a known problem with some samsung devices.

### 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:
1.2.3
- very minor fix
1.2.2
- fix npe if failed to get a bt adapter

1.1.2
- bug fix for JB 4.2.1

1.1.1
- support landsacape mode
- sleep mode for power saving
- bluetooth channel
- follow / un-follow in map view
- satellite map view
- stop service from notification (for Jelly Bean)
- fix FC for some device
- some device cannot show the map view, seems this is an unmatch of map api and os in some tablets. those tablet cannot load any app with embeded google map.
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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 !!!

### 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.

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

Please install at your own risk.

@@@@@ For samsung devices @@@@@
If your device crash occasionally, please first turn on the internal GPS before using the app. It is a known problem with some samsung devices.

### 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:
1.2.3
- very minor fix
1.2.2
- fix npe if failed to get a bt adapter

1.1.2
- bug fix for JB 4.2.1

1.1.1
- support landsacape mode
- sleep mode for power saving
- bluetooth channel
- follow / un-follow in map view
- satellite map view
- stop service from notification (for Jelly Bean)
- fix FC for some device
- some device cannot show the map view, seems this is an unmatch of map api and os in some tablets. those tablet cannot load any app with embeded google map.
User reviews of Bluetooth GPS
cant connect to gps holux m 100 tablet android ver 4.1.1
Feb 22, 2013
hi can not install on tablet android ver 4.1.1
Jan 11, 2013
Works perfectly with my Holux bluetooth GPS module! Awesome app! DOWNLOAD!!!
Dec 19, 2010
Perfect!! My GPS modul in HD2 is broken. This application with LD3W fixed this problem. Thanks.
Nov 26, 2010
Dit bestand krijg ik niet gedownload, staat continu op installeren op deze site maar er gebeurt niets,direkte download werkt ook niet,(pagina niet beschikbaar)
Nov 19, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
4 days ago
Doesn't work for a lot of new apps!! Most new apps require mock locations be turned off Waze work good enough but most other apps give me and error message stating that mock locations must be turned off for this app to work and if you want it to boost your location for an app like Uber, Lyft or SideCar for get it! It will not work on those either.
A Google User
6 days ago
I could not use my external GPS logger till I tried this. My phone has internal GPS but it seemed difficult to get it to use the new external one till I used this app. It would be nice if the map screen linked to the first screen like a loop. Now I just need an app to download the loggers data... well done and thanks. I think there could be a few more tweaks and fixes but it's very usable. I would like to be able to copy and share data from the main screen. Thanks for a great App.
A Google User
Feb 19, 2015
Nokia ld-3w My GPS chip cracked a solder ball (I know because I stupidly did it replacing a button without preheating) and this helped me use a 8 year old nokia BT GPS for the 2 times a year I need it. Thank you dev
A Google User
Feb 19, 2015
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A Google User
Feb 14, 2015
Very good I absolutely like it…