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
Jun 25, 2015
Excellent app that worked out of the box with my old Bluetooth GPS receiver. It would be 5/5 if it had an auto-connect option (as mentioned in other reviews). Can anyone tell me if the connection be automated with Tasker?
A Google User
Jun 25, 2015
I like it so much. It is likely better for an options.
A Google User
Jun 21, 2015
Using it with an ancient Nexus S and a QStarz 818XT @ 10 Hz to provide a speedometer display (using DigiHUD Pro) for my boat - works perfect. There are three enhancement I'd love to see: 1. Autostart when the phone starts up. 2. AutoConnect to the external GPS on app startup. The Reconnect feature is great; it'd be even better if it worked on initial start. 3. A "Pro" version so I could donate a buck or two to the developer.
A Google User
Jun 21, 2015
Great app It has been great to enable me using my external bluetooth GPS. So then, I can efficiently use my phone's battery. This is useful for having a long travel. Thanks..
A Google User
Jun 14, 2015
Well done. Reliable.
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