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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.


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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