Sprint Hotspot Android Wireless GPS

I’ve been working on a small project lately to use my Sprint 3G/4G mobile hotspot as an external GPS for my Android tablet. I have a Transformer Prime, and as many people know already, it has horrible GPS signal due to it’s metal casing.

The application connects to the device on port 5502 and gathers NMEA data and then provides a mock GPS service for Google Maps to use. (More on this device…)

You can find the app on the market, free of course.

Source project available for download:

By |July 12th, 2012|Categories: Code|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Sexy and Useful Android Tablet Apps

Was playing with the tablet and decided to take some screen shots of the best looking, and most useful (to me) apps.

The best looking VLC remote control application for Android. This allows you to control a computer running VLC with it’s http interface enabled. Available on the Market, by Peter Baldwin.

The google music app allows you to store 20,000 songs on the google servers and stream them anytime, as much as you want for free.Available on the Market, by Google.

Although the Android app Plex is not free, the server component is, and is available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Plex allows you to host your own ‘Netflix’ type service from your own media files on your network.

PocketCloud by Wyse Technology, gives you access to Windows RDP Servers, VNC Servers and VMWare View servers from your tablet. Great for admins. Non-Pro is free but limits amount of saved connections.

The Droid MPD Client HD allows you to control your MPD (music player daemon) over the network. I just wish the author would fix the huge white annoying background for your songs list to something that resembles the VLC app above. When that happens, I will gladly purchase the pro version.

By |February 4th, 2012|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments