GPS 2 IP 4+

Wireless Navigation Data

Angus Oliver

    • $7.99



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.

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:

We have a free version "GPS2IP Lite" that has most of the same features, so that you can try it out for free.
Have a look on our website:
Try it for free, and only buy this full-featured version if it does what you need!

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.

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 GPS2IP 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.

Lots more information and instructions on usage can be found on our website. Enjoy!

What’s New

Version 4.3

‣ Added an option to display D,M,S format location instead of Decimal Degrees

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

drunktomnook ,

Sockets work with Python!

Simple interface and broadcasts gps/heading data reliably. Tried the free version first to prototype, then committed to the full version.

- iPhone 11 with iOS 15.7.1 and hotspot wifi
- Dell XPS Laptop
- Python 3.8 (socket, pynmseagps)

Docs on their website are useful! Only downside is the tutorial links are broken.

Tom Frenock ,

Great app - buy it

I am using Rose Point Coastal Explorer v4 on my boat to augment a Garmin Nav system. I can pull GPS data from the Garmin system, but I wanted to have a backup source. Along came GPS 2 IP, where I can use my iPhone as that GPS source.

I’m running Win 10 on a parallels VM on my Mac, and I installed HW VSP3 to create a virtual port on that OS. Once the port is created, it appears on CE4 as a new NMEA 0183 serial device. Just click it, and the connection is made.

Not just a great product though. I tried to share the app, with my full-version purchase, on my wife’s iPhone. The app shared, but it stayed in the demo mode. I wrote to Angus, and he is working this issue for me. Angus replied quickly, and he was able to explain why this happened. A fix is in work, and I am very happy with all of these results.

jkittrell1 ,

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.

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The developer, Angus Oliver, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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