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Check your GPS reception and save your tracks Source


Satellite displays global navigation satellite system (GNSS: that's GPS, Galileo, Glonass etc.) data obtained from an NMEA source in your device. Currently the ModemManager and gnss-share APIs are supported. You can use it to check the navigation satellite signal strength and see your speed, coordinates and other parameters once a fix is obtained. It can also save GPX-tracks of your travels.


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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.


 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.


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Build and install your own flatpak: https://codeberg.org/tpikonen/satellite/raw/branch/main/flatpak/page.codeberg.tpikonen.satellite.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-only Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK3 libhandy

Backend: ModemManager gnss-share

Programming languages: Python

Build system: setup.py

AppStream Metadata URL: https://codeberg.org/tpikonen/satellite/raw/branch/main/data/appdata.xml