GPS Application to show connected satellites?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Simo1122, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Simo1122 macrumors member

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    Hey All,
    Is there a GPS Application to show the satellites you are connected to? I'm curious to know my signal strengths etc.
     
  2. Carnivor macrumors regular

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    It would be quite good to compare it against my garmin vista cx unit.
     
  3. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a developer. It's not possible to get this information using Apple's APIs so no app store app could do it. I'm not even sure how you would do it even on a jailbroken phone as I don't think anyone has figured out how to read the raw NMEA from the GPS hardware.
     
  4. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, I'd like to see the same data, but unfortunately I can second that it just isn't available through current API calls.
     
  5. Simo1122 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think their "GPS Signal" represents the satellites at all. It's probably just a graphical representation of "Accuracy".
     
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    That's a real shame that this limitation exists. That is the route Garmin went with the iQue models. You couldn't get at the NMEA data. This really limits communication with external devices. If NMEA was available the iPhone could be used to communicate externally with marine navigation devices.
     

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