Tip: Help Google Maps / Earth find you

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Tip: Help Google Maps / Earth find you

Postby ewok251 » April 4th, 2012, 8:34 am

Our lovely Scroll Extremes don't come with GPS, I guess to keep costs down. Not really a problem for me as I plan to use it mainly at home rather than travelling around. However, it does get a little frustrating with Google Maps (and other location aware apps) always starting up centred over North America because it doesn't know where you are.

So I had the idea of installing a location faker app (an app which pretends it's a GPS device and feeds other apps whatever lat/long you wish) to tell it where I am. I used fb Jumper, but there are plenty others, just search on "fake location". Starting Maps now comes up with it centred on my street. Much happier.
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Re: Tip: Help Google Maps / Earth find you

Postby BobC » April 20th, 2012, 4:42 pm

Thanks for the pointer to fb Jumper - I'd been looking for an app like this but couldn't find one that was :
a) free
b) o.k. on the Extreme.

It works for Google Maps but I had a problem with some apps not recognising the pseudo GPS.

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