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GPS Status

GPS Status

 

Description

This is a very basic diagnostic tool to allow you to have a look and see what information the GPS on your iPhone/iPad is reporting.

With our CamerAlert application we received a lot of bad reviews from users who didnt fully understand how GPS works, and that it is almost impossible to get an accurate location when indoors or traveling at 125MPH in a train. The GPS needs time to work out where it is.

This is where GPS Status comes in handy. You do not just get a good/bad GPS Fix indicator, you get a full readout of all the GPS data including speed and co-ordinates. If you have a GPS connection you will also get an approximation of your current address.

Note that I have determined the following GPS Fix settings:

- Excellent Fix = less than 10M accuracy

- Good Fix = between 10 and 50M accuracy

- Poor Fix = between 50 and 500M accuracy

- Bad Fix = more than 50M accuracy

- No Fix = nothing being reported.

Most GPS issues can be resolved by getting a good GPS Fix before you start moving. This can be achieved best by having a clear view of the sky.

Remenber when the GPS fails you drop back to WiFi or Cell positioning which will be wildly inaccurate. This is not a fault of the GPS applications, but the signal that your iPhone is receiving.

Also you need to bear in mind that some applications may work perfectly well with a bad fix if all they need to do is find your general location to determine what is around you.

What's New in Version 1.2

Fixed an issue with determining your address introduced with iOS 4.3.3 Now if reverse address recognition fails the app does not crash, but will not show your address.

Other minor safety checks in the code to prevent crashes.

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Rated 2/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

Extremely accurate!

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Even inside my garage this app accurately identifies my location to the exact address (and I live in a tract development with nearby neighbors on all sides).

Great job by the developers!

Thanks!

0/5 stars

Was good before the ads came along but....

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Now it scrolls some info off the screen due to the Home and Info buttons on the side. Add adverts into the mix and I can't see all of my info as the screen doesn't scroll. Since many people will neither want nor need cameralert, some sort of dismiss button for the ad would be nice so we can use all of the real estate for the app. It's a good little app, and I'd gladly pay a small fee for it to permanently remove the ads (which add up on my data plan too Btw).

3/5 stars

No Altitude reading!

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This is a great app to give you the raw GPS information, with one Glaring failure. Although it gives you the vertical accuracy IT DOESN'T GIVE YOU AN ALTITUDE TO GO WITH IT!?

You'll have to go elsewhere for more functionality unless they fix this omission.

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