Written up here due to PPCGeeks being down.
0.1 Test 1
BAF's GPS Launcher allows you to run GPS software that is not coded for the GPS intermediary driver without running Google Maps, Holodux, QuickGPS, etc in the background. On the first run, you will configure the path to your GPS program's exe file, and the timeout.
The path to the exe should be the FULL path (ex: \Program Files\iGo\iGo.exe). The timeout specifies how long the launcher will keep the GPS port opened for the software you are launching. The application has to open on Com 4 (9600 baud) before the timeout for it to remain active. After the timeout, the launcher will close it's open GPS ports and exit, leaving just your GPS software running with GPS working.
If you need to reconfigure, either edit \bafgpsconfig.txt (first line is program, second line is timeout) or delete said text file to have the program show the configuration GUI. Make sure you click the save button on the config page, as that is the only way it will save (out of me overlooking the close button trying to get this released).
The exe can be found here
. Just copy it anyplace on your device and run it.
Bug reports and suggestions are nice, but future versions of this app will not be in the form it is now. It will eventually become a background service that opens the GPS as necessary, but for now it is just a launcher.