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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like your software , but I use a Bluetooth GPS receiver and your program uses Internet and I do not own a cell phone. So as soon as I leave home the Waze software stops and is useless. Why do other GPS programs work with my Bluetooth and Waze does not?

  • Thomas.guide commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    web: f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=bluegps&fdid=org.broeuschmeul.android.gps.bluetooth.provider

  • Safely Driven Quickly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    BlueGPS is available on F-droid dot org f/oss repository. Freedom FROM adware. All adware is malware: gross mistreatment of your privacy to profit developer; the google/Facebook profit source.

  • Safely Driven Quickly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    On Android allow BOTH native location provider and mock location

    BlueGPS allows external GPS receiver to be published via mock location (or override native gps, but the latter only allows one GPS provider)

    iOS needs an update to allow external gps receiver

    Android can use Bluetooth or usb to connect to supplemental GPS receiver. Sirf chipsets currently provide the best NMEA sentence customization options.

    Some GPS receivers provide faster cold start fixing. Some provide that and SBAS (WASS / egnos), and some receive GLOSNASS birds also.

    Overall less battery drain than built in gps.

  • GPSRitter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good input and I had the same idea. I have started to work on similar device which should not only use an external GPS / GNSS Chipset for positioning, but also be charger for the phone. If you are interested, please send me a mail. I`m currently collecting information, how well it would be received by the users to see if we can make a full business case out of it and go to production within this year.

  • Craig C Chen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To Waze workers...

    I actually think this is a great idea. I know all Android and iPhones have built in GPS but lets say they want to run your app on a Android tablet. Most tablets don't have built in GPS but they do have bluetooth.

    You probably wondering why they want to run it on a tablet since the tablet is bigger? The car owner may have a special mount to mount their tablet into their car. I actually seen a video of it where they replace the car radio with a tablet.

    Also the screen is bigger so it's easier to see things and you will make less mistakes when you touch something on the screen.

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