Recently, I set out to implement a new feature in the GPSTest Android app — crowdsourcing device Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities. You can read more about why and a description of the new feature in this article. I’d suggest reading that article before this one, as it will make a lot more sense. And if you want to see the data from the end result — the GPSTest Database — you can see it here.

In this article, I also wanted to share exactly how I implemented this new feature in case it’s useful to other developers. The…

Sean Barbeau

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