NMEA client and server.

Read GPS Data from core location ( or through direct connection for supported GPS, currently DUAL XGPS150 / 160 are supported ) and forward to other apps/devices through NMEA protocol ( supported by many apps ); an internal NMEA client automatically connects to NMEA Server if active ( or it can be used to test and display data from other NMEA sources, disabling internal server and configurating it )

NMEA Fps supports both TCP and UDP clients ( configurable ) . Note that UDP , for protocol limits, will work only when iPhone is connected to a wifi router

Current gps position cab be shown as qrcode, enlarged and shared

This app allows reading GPS info from devices that lack of an internal GPS ( such as iPod and iPad wifi ), and from your desktop pc, simply connecting to the device running NMEA Gps app; you can share the *same* gps info (possibly derived from an external GPS) among multiple devices ( even if they lack of an internal GPS); useful for regatta app , all members will get same info.

Follow this tutorial to connect QGIS to your iPhone GPS ( other GIS applications have similar features, please let me know if you successfully connect to other GIS applications, or directly comment the tutorial ):

Satellite data are not reliable when app connects to GPS through core location, that does not forward these kind of info; in any case, app can perform direct connection to DUAL XGPS 150 e XGPS 160 from dual electronics ( if available ), and get complete gps data (satellite info included) at a frequency up to 10 hz .
The dual gps is available here :

You can activate LOG and export generated file to give a look to NMEA data and detect problems

Continued use of GPS running in background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Bug Fix

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Former Stanza User ,

Pretty cool

NMEA GPS takes GPS data from NMEA devices and displays it on iOS. This is useful, but it could be even MORE useful if there was a way to then make that GPS data available to other apps through the use of Core Location.

If there is any way to do that (or if Alessandro adds the capability), I would call this a perfect app.

lavender gooms ,

No longitude over NMEA

For some reason my laptop is only getting latitude over the NMEA wifi connection

austinatorREDHEAD ,

could not get app to work

As soon as I opened the app, it gave me a loading icon, and stayed that way until my phone went to sleep from inactivity. then the gps app would "run in the background," which is useless if I can't access the data.


Alessandro Trebbi
13.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Italian

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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