Make use of phone as a GPS device (AKA GPS sharing)
Add functionality of GPS sharing in GNOME's Geolocation framework, Geoclue that helps users find their current location in Maps and automatically update timezone among other things. With the help of an Android application we will be able to share GPS location data from an Android device to Geoclue, this will increase its reliability and accuracy. Another motive of this project is also to provide Geoclue to Geoclue sharing feature, which will let you share GPS location from one GNOME machine to another.
- IRC: ankitstarski
- email: ankitstarski AT SPAMFREEE gmail DOT com
Timeline (25 May - 21 August, 13 weeks)
Week 1 and 2
Experiments with the code and implementation of a basic layout for new Geoclue location source. This Geoclue location source would be able to take in NMEA GGA sentences and convert into location object.
Week 3 and 4
Geoclue Location source continued.
Week 5 and 6
Working skeleton of Android application that will connect with Geoclue and send information.
Week 7 and 8
Geoclue GUI for Geoclue to Geoclue sharing.
Week 9 and 10
Implementation of more seamless connectivity using Android NSD and Avahi.
Week 11 and 12
Android application UI/UX improvements.
Testing, optimization, bug fixing and wrapping up.