Integrate Gaia with GPS2IP to allow for non-gps devices (iPad WIFI) to run Gaia

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    Chris Hill

    Hey there, 

    From what I can tell from @mcbbcn's research, it does sound like it's possible to pass GPS info from your iPhone to your non-GPS iPad using the GPS2IP app. 

    But we do not have plans to integrate this feature or GPS2IP into Gaia GPS at this time. 

    This post can serve as the official feature request for this in the meantime.

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    mcbbcn

    Hi,

    After some testing with a packet sniffer. I determined that after creating a hotspot between my iPad WIFI and my cellular iPhone, I was able to send GPS coordinates from GPS2IP app in my iPhone to my iPad.

    For the packet sniffer, I used an app called ‘Packet sender’. Here are the specs to replicate the test:

    My iPad’ IP address was: 172.20.10.6

    My iPhone IP address was: 172.20.10.1

    Using ‘Packet Sender’ app, I was able to send packets back and forth between the iPhone and the iPad using UDP protocol and port 56635.

    Then, I setup GPS2IP in ‘UDP Push’ for ‘Connection Method’ and ‘Hotspot’ for ‘Network Selection’.

    In GPS2IP, the UDP push was setup to 172.20.10.6 and port 56635. Then, ‘Packet Sender’ in my iPad started to receive the GPS coordinates from GPS2IP with no problems.

    If you setup a couple of fields in Gaia app to listen for GPS coordinates at a specific IP, and Port using UDP protocol, then, we (folks with iPad WIFI) will be able to use our iPad only WIFI devices to run Gaia and receive the GPS coordinates from our phones using GPS2IP for iPhone and I believe there is similar app for Android called GPS Share which does the same as GPS2IP.

    We just need to be able to setup a listening IP/Port through UDP protocol to send the GPS coordinates from the iPhone using GPS2IP to our iPads.

    Thanks for considering this potential solution!

    Miquel

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    gwilensky

    I heard from Support today that the iPad cannot get GPS from the iPhone. I alerted them to GPS2IP and this very thread. Hopefully they can enable this feature, as it makes no sense to have to buy a dedicated GPS receiver when pretty much everyone has this capability on their phone...

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    mcbbcn

    Exactly. I'm hopeful that support will take a bit of time thinking about this one, but it does not sound like it would be that hard to implement a proxy like GPS2IP. We will see...I will keep my fingers crossed!

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