GPS GatewayMock your android mobile locations through GPS Gateway

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What is GPS Gateway?




You can simulate Android App running on "Android Mobile Device" by Vutog GPS Simulator through GPS Gateway App. GPS Gateway App is provided by us (Vutog) which communicates to Vutog GPS Simulator and receives the simulated locations over Bluetooth. It mocks the received locations on the Android Mobile Phone and your own developed Android App or any Navigational App starts reading the mocked location. This is extremely useful when you want to test or develop your Android App indoor or want to show a fake route or location to your friend on Facebook or Google Map.

Mocking a location means - setting a real time location on your mobile which is not the mobile location at that point of time. That is, if you are in some place of USA, you can tell the phone that you are at some place of India & your phone will show India's location as your real location.

Communication flow between Vutog GPS Simulator & Android Bluetooth device is shown below -

The GPS Gateway App on Android Mobile will look as -

Below is summary of GPS Gateway Android App features -

1. Connection to GPS Gateway Server under Vutog GPS Gateway as Bluetooth client

2. Mocking location capability based on received NMEA Sentences & RAW locations from Vutog GPS Simulator

3. Support of NMEA Sentences parsing

4. Support of RAW data in specific format - "lat=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx,lon=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx,alt=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx" parsing

5. Display of received sentences on screen

Please download GPS Gateway App from Google Store -

Steps to establish this connection is below -

1. Make sure Bluetooth is ON at Android Mobile Device & PC both.

2. Pair PC with Android Device as you usually do for a general purpose. Pairing can be initiated from either side - PC or Android Mobile Device. You may need to provide the passkey for this pairing.

3. Configure the "GPS Gateway Server" from same connection dialog. Under connection dialog, select "Android Device" and "GPS Gateway". You can choose the required Output Data format from this connection. Selection of "Latitude, Longitude and Altitude" will output the location in the special format of "lat=xx.xxxxxxxx, lon=xx.xxxxxxxx, alt=xx.xxxxxxxx" or selection of "NMEA Sentences" will give output in the format of NMEA sentences.



4. Press "Start Server" to start the Server now or "Add" to add this server connection to workspace to start later.

5. To mock the received locations from Vutog GPS Simulator, you need to enable this setting in your mobile. Mocking a location means - setting a real time location on your mobile which is not the mobile location at that point of time. That is, if you are in some place of USA, you can tell the phone that you are at some place of India & your phone will show India's location as your real location.

6. To enable mock location on you android mobile phone, go to Settings->Applications->Development. Check the "Allow mock locations" option.

7. Once Mock location is set on Mobile and GPS Gateway Server is started at Vutog GPS Simulator, launch the "GPS Gateway App" on your Mobile Device.

8. Press "Connect a Device" button (displayed at bottom left corner) from the GPS Gateway App. If paired, it will immediately connect as Bluetooth client to GPS Gateway Sever running on Vutog GPS Simulator and show the connected status.

9. Once connected, it would start getting locations based on selected format immediately as shown in screen below -



NMEA






Latitude, Longitude and Altitude




Please note, you need to start the GPS Simulation from Vutog GPS Simulator under this connection.

10. Press "Connect a Device" button (displayed at bottom left corner) from the GPS Gateway App. If paired, it will immediately connect as Bluetooth client to GPS Gateway Sever running on Vutog GPS Simulator and show the connected status.

GPS Simulator Installation & System Requirements

Operating System: Minimum Android Os 2.0

Installation:Download GPS Gateway App from Google Storeand install it.

For more information on GPS Gateway, please write to us at -team@vutog.com

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GPS Gateway App is provided by us (Vutog) which communicates to Vutog GPS Simulator and receives the simulated locations over Bluetooth. It mocks the received locations on the Android Mobile Phone and your own developed Android App or any Navigational App starts reading the mocked location.


Features

GPS Gateway Version 1.2.0.104
- GPS Gateway Android App launch (download it from here)
- Connection to GPS Gateway Server under Vutog GPS Gateway as Bluetooth client
- Mocking location capability based on received NMEA Sentences & RAW locations from Vutog GPS Simulator
- Support of NMEA Sentences parsing
- Support of RAW data in specific format - "lat=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx,lon=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx,alt=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx" parsing
- Display of received sentences on screen
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