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GPSd Forwarder

Service to forward NMEA messages to a GPSd server
This application forwards NMEA data from your phone’s GPS to a specified host.
It’s goal is to easily plug and feed data into a GPS server service (e.g. GPSd),
using your cellphone as a GPS device. This way, your cellphone can be used as a
GPS in navigation or robotics applications running in a host computer.

Data is forwarded using UDP. First, make sure the computer’s IP is reachable
from your cellphone; this is the case in most default access points, so it
should work if both are connected to the same WiFi network.

On the host machine, execute `gpsd -N udp://:` (e.g. `gpsd -N udp://*:29998`). In
the app, enter your host’s IP and port and hit Start. Your host is now
receiving GPS data forwarded from your phone. You can test it with gpsmon or
other GPSd utilities.

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  • Version 1.0.4 (5) suggested Added on 2019-11-22

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 78 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.0.1 (2) - Added on 2018-08-12

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 83 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log