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 !!!

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.

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:
1.3.5
- fix prob. with Locus app
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
(NB: mainly tested with Nexus + GNS2000 only )
Add to list
Free
85
4.3
User ratings
6738
Installs
500,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2348 kb
Screenshots
Screenshot of Bluetooth GPS Screenshot of Bluetooth GPS Screenshot of Bluetooth GPS Screenshot of Bluetooth GPS Screenshot of Bluetooth GPS
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 !!!

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.

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:
1.3.5
- fix prob. with Locus app
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
(NB: mainly tested with Nexus + GNS2000 only )
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
Apr 26, 2015
LG L9 + Tom Tom BT GPS = works / Samsung Note 3 + Tom Tom BT GPS = works / Nexus 5 + Tom Tom BT GPS = works
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
JIM LOCKSMITH Good job
A Google User
Apr 19, 2015
Works great on note 4 I use this app with my garmin glo it works perfectly on my note 4 on att couldn't be happier!! Great work guys!!
A Google User
Apr 18, 2015
s.M.a.p Sri #
A Google User
Apr 17, 2015
Works perfectly! Tested with Nexus 5 (Android 5.1) and Garmin GLO. Works very well! Thank you!
Version 1000000
Version 1000000