GPSd Client

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.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • 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.

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