Very good stuff! I have a Bad Elf GPS Pro bluetooth device which is actually designed for use with Apple IOS hardware. It works extremely well with my iPad Mini 2. It can also be paired with non-Apple devices but it takes some effort. In order to satisfy my curiosity, I installed this app on my Samsung Galaxy On5 phone, which was purchased at a T-Mobile store, so the Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS is definitely tweaked for T-Mobile usage. It should be noted that I pre-pay my cell phone service and it does not include any data usage. So, I have set the "Here We Go" app to run in Offline mode only since I can't access the internet unless I'm on a wifi network. Naturally I have to be connected to wifi to download maps. Anyway, I wanted to see if my Bad Elf hardware would tell the "Here We Go" app where it was while driving. It does! Once the bluetooth connection is made between the GPS device and the phone (and the "mock location" settings are on), I don't even need to turn on the phone's location service and the map app will still give me turn-by-turn directions on a route. I'm impressed!
After spending hours trying to link a Nexus 7 with a DualXGPS 150A, this app did it in a few minutes. Dual and other manufacturers of external GPS units need to contract with the developer of this app to include it with their hardware setup. In addition, this app works seamlessly in the background while running Backcountry Navigator, Gaia GPS Pro, OsmAnd, and CoPilot. It has turned out to be the essential link in turning my Nexus 7 into a high quality GPS unit. 3/22/16 update After my old Nexus 7 died due to a fall, I had to reload this app on to another Nexus 7. I couldn't get it to run after many attempts. I then discovered you have to both "Enable Mock GPS Provider" in the Main Screen and specify it as the location app in the Settings menu using Android 6.0.1. I used this app and the apps and hardware mentioned above and it got me "unlost" many times during a trek in southern Turkey in October 2016. I would never attempt a similar adventure without it.
Great App Nexus 5 (W/ Android 6) and mobilemate 866. Am using this app to utilize the GPS data as my phone doesn't seem to read it directly. Reads the data well and provides WAY more info than the average Joe knows what to do with. Very easy to setup, use and interpret. I had to turn on the "Mock provider" setting to enable apps like Waze to share the data but that was a few clicks and done. Verified it by comparing location accuracy with the app on and off without moving the phone. Big smile, need I say more?
Very positive first impression I am just testing this app in a Google pixel with noggat. My first impression is very positive. The pixel tablet is great but it comes without mobile data or GPS. It means you can forget about the build it in location services, they just suck. But if you have an android device like my old Samsung galaxy then you can use a first application to share your GPS position via blue tooth to this client application. Once you enable the mock GPS application feature ... Careful the documentation here for this app is not good, it should explain what you need to configure to get your Google maps to work with the coordinates this app absorbs, then you can ultimately get a functioning Google maps in your tablet. Quite satisfied. And you can do all this navigating in offline mode thanks to Google maps cached maps. Very nice.
This is ingenious! A very clever use of an Android testing feature that has saved me from having to rush out and buy a new phone just for directions! My GPS died on my LG G3, so I dug out an old Bluetooth GPS device from my Windows Mobile days and fired it up, and ouila! Accurate directions once again!
No connection Two of my portable GPS devices allow me to pair them with my tablet. The app does not connect with either. A message is displayed briefly that just says the connection failed without giving any error code or further explanation. My tablet has GPS installed but that does not receive the signals in the middle of a room. Sorry, a good app diagnoses a problem and gives useful info.
- fix compatibility problem with Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- support ZDA, VTG.
- bug fix
- support fused location provider, may works with some apps which use it
(need google play service)
- bug fix.
- bug fix, stability and perf improvement
- now support GLONASS !!!
- rework the nmea parsing part, parsing GP, GN, GL sentences
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