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Re: [gpsd-dev] android "driver"

From: C.J. Adams-Collier KF7BMP
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] android "driver"
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:48:45 -0700

*chirp* *chirp*

I'm hearing crickets.

*ribbit* *ribbit*

And frogs.  Come on Eric.  I thought you'd at least be able to tell me.

You're going to make me use the source, aren't you?

On Sat, 2013-04-06 at 17:11 -0700, C.J. Adams-Collier KF7BMP wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I've gotten my android to give me GPS data before.  I had to write some
> java to make it happen.  *sigh*
> I can't really do anything else with this Dream (T-Mobile G1) device, so
> I figure I'd connect it to my router via USB and have it act as a GPS.
> But in order to do that, it needs to have an application installed and
> running.  It should be possible to launch the application from the adb
> command line, so really all that's necessary is the installation of this
> application.
> I figure I'll call it AndroidGPSD (provided you all don't mind me
> stealing your trademark) and publishing it in the google play store.
> Anyone feel like helping me find a good way to expose the GPS bits to
> the host system?  Maybe I could open a named pipe and communicate that
> way.
> Let me know what you think.
> C.J.

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