GeoclueShare is an Android application that lets you share your Android GPS location with a GNOME Desktop located on the same WiFi network. You can disable or enable location sharing service in GeoclueShare as per your needs.

It has been introduced to GNOME as a GSoC 2015 Project.

You can install it directly from the Google Play Store.

Requirements for development

  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 or higher.
  • Android Studio.
  • Android SDK with build tools and support libraries installed.
  • Android SDK build tools version 21.1.1 and target API 21 preferred.
  • Android device with GPS capabilities and running android version 2.2 or higher (for testing).

Where can I try the application?

You download the app releases from the GitHub repository.

Getting in touch

Development Resources

Translation guide

Android translations are fairly simple. Android has a special folder called res located in app/src/main/. This folder contains all the resources used by the application, including the strings. The strings are stored in res/values/strings.xml.


  • Create a folder (if not already existing) named values followed by a hyphen and ISO_639-1 code of the language inside the res folder. For example values-fr if you want to add french translations.

  • Copying res/values/strings.xml to this folder could be a good way to start.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <string name="title">My Application</string>
    <string name="hello_world">Hello World!</string>

This is what a strings.xml might look like.

  • Replace the text between <string ...> and </string>. For example <string name="hello_world">Hello World!</string> becomes <string name="hello_world">Bonjour le monde !</string>.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <string name="title">Mon Application</string>
    <string name="hello_world">Bonjour le monde !</string>

This is what res/values-fr/strings.xml for the corresponding res/values/strings.xml might look like.

Additionally if you want to add a language on the basis of country too like English UK or Canadian French, you can create values folder (in first step) as values-<language_code>-<COUNTRY_CODE>. For example values-fr-CA and values-en-GB for Canadian French and English UK respectively. Country codes can be found here


Apps/GeoclueShare (last edited 2019-03-05 17:48:07 by ZeeshanAli)