Simulate GPS functionality in WP7 without a device

For all the developers out there working on applications that need GPS coordinates but don’t have a test device yet, developer KeyboardP, has come up with a brilliant solution to save you the time of having to manually enter figures. From his Blog

So, what is it? Simple – A locally hosted server displaying Bing maps and a client (e.g. your WP7 app) consuming those coordinates. As you move your mouse along the map, the GPS coordinates are retrieved and sent to the phone. This opens up quite a few possibilities. For example, you could store the coordinates every X seconds  in a list to generate a ‘path’ that simulates someone driving from one point to another. If you need to know exact coordinates for your application, you can also extend the app so that you can  press a key whenever you want to store a particular coordinate.

He has posted the source code on his site so please feel free to try it out and make sure to give him some feedback about your experience.

You can find the source code and the rest of the post here.

Comments