Do you need GPS NMEA location data for your computer or other device - maybe to use some mapping or navigation software?
Until now, you couldn't get external access to the GPS inside your iPhone or iPad, but now with GPS2IP you can stream the information in realtime to solve your requirements.
Try it for free, and unlock all the features only if it does what you need!
BEWARE - GPS2IP is *not* able to be used for the Apple turn-by-turn navigation app, or Google Maps, or most car navigation programs.
It is designed for enthusiasts, or more sophisticated navigation software that can use an external wireless GPS unit. If you aren't sure what NMEA is, please check the website before buying.
This is a rather special piece of software, and must be used in the right system. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE: www.capsicumdreams.com/iPhone/gps2ip/
The iPhone becomes a GPS server, and to get the information, you just connect to your iPhone using either wifi or Bluetooth LE.
Alternatively, you can also push the NMEA data to any online server, using either TCP or UDP and process the information however you want.
Each device running GPS2IP can send a unique identifier, so that if you have multiple devices you can determine which device is sending what messages.
You can also add a custom prefix to _every_ message, so you know which device sent it.
GPS2IP now can be configured to restart automatically after your iOS device restarts, so you'll always keep track of your position.
Apart from navigation software, other methods for connection include telnet or netcat, or many terminal programs.
Some navigation software such as MacEnc can read from an IP address natively.
Setting up a connection between MacEnc and GPS 2 IP is easy.
Just have a look at the capsicumDreams website!
Different NMEA messages can be selected for transmission according to your requirements.
One non-standard message that GPS2IP transmits that is very useful for sailing is $PASHR.
GPS 2 IP can run when the iPhone sleeps to support constant location reporting, but be aware that continued use of the GPS when running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
If your device dies or you turn it off when it was running, GPS2IP now automatically resumes sending the location. Beware that this will decrease battery life - we recommend keeping it charging if possible.
GPS2IP can also be configured to output data at a selectable frequency (for example once every minute).
You can lock the settings, so that no unauthorised people can change the settings.
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Lots more information and instructions on usage can be found on our website. Enjoy!
‣ Fixed the heading output over BLE
‣ BLE heading is now 'Magnetic Compass' source
‣ Added Multicast UDP mode
‣ Fixed Norwegian and French translations
Ratings and Reviews
Works well with INavX!
I frequently recommend this app for INavX users who have INavX on a Wi-Fi only iPad. It works great in my experience.
Works great with PolarCom!
Most navigation apps use iPhone as a repeater/receiver. With this I can now stream NMEA data from the iPhone to other apps, works great! My cell provider assigns private IP addresses, was initially having trouble connecting. Tech Support was fantastic, taking a lot of time to help not only from their side but also interfacing to the product I was trying to connect to (PolarCom / PolarView). Got it all connected and works great! Highly recommended.
Trial version too short!
The trial version only gave about two seconds to test the app before showing the disabled message. Nowhere near enough time to see if it works in my application. Oh well, I’ll look elsewhere.
Developer Response ,
Good point - I have drastically lengthened the transmission time in the latest version.
- Angus Oliver
- 14.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2010 - 2018 Angus Oliver
- In-App Purchases
- Full Functionality $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.