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Simple Gps Info for Android

20 Mar 10

Simple Gps Info is a simple android application that would help you know and share your gps coordinates with your android smartphone. The code is really fast and efficient and the app consist on a simple to understand layout without any kind of menu.

Once started, Simple Gps info for Android will start automatically your android gps ( Even if it’s disabled by you ) and then it will start seeking for a gps-fix.

In the meanwhile you could also look at the radar that would rotate following  the north pole. You can try and see where is the north-pole by simply rotating your smartphone. Furthermore the radar will show you the satellites you’re smartphone is receiving.

When the Gps sensor get the fix you’ll start to see the coordinates changing and you’ll be able to share your location with your android phone.

In order to accomplish this task you’ve to push the bottom-placed button and then choose how to share it.

Right now Simple Gps info will support the following way to share the location:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Sms
  • Gmail
  • Others activity implementing text/plain content-type intent receiver.

Here are some screenshots of the first version. ( Now improved with better graphics )

If you’ve installed Barcode Scanner on your android phone you can scan this:


  • GPS is very useful specially the ones that are put on the Car dashboard. it can really help you drive on unfamiliar places..;*

  • David

    Hello Andrea,
    i really like the simplistic design of the GPS tracker. I would like to use it when i have to call to an emergency service like 112 or 911.
    Maybe it is a nice idea to create an app where you can choose the servicenumber (112/911) and then call the number and show the GPS location (and address) on the screen. Please mail me if u would like to exchange thoughts about the idea.

  • GPS is really needed for vehicles and also for some recreational purposes like in camping if you do not want to get lost..-*

  • punalex

    Can you add UTM for the location?
    Since My country commonly use UTM (WGS84) rather than Latitude and Longitude

  • GPS is now available for tagging pictures on Digital SLRs made by either Canon or Nikon:`”

  • my GPs unit is made by Hewlett Packard and they seem to make very sturdy gps units***

  • Dennis

    I have a ?
    How do you set the time offset ?
    Where I’m at it is -0700
    Website link shows +0200 ( remove location after you read comment)
    Thanks Dennis

  • GPS is really a heaven sent gadget, you can always pinpoint your exact location wherever you are ‘.’

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