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 2.3.2

Enjoy our latest update where we fixed some bugs and improved our app to give you a better app experience

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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.

Power User 12345 ,

Doesn’t work

Although it displays a message that it will continue running in the background, it doesn’t. Without that it’s not useful for anything.

Jweeba86 ,


This app is useless. It doesn’t give any info, it just circles forever.

App Privacy

The developer, Alessandro Trebbi, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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