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What is a 'mock location'.

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12th July 2009, 11:06 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I'm posting this here because I'm kind of in a hurry and I might get a better answer here. I'm translating an Android phone, and it's full of commands in very broken English. So I ran across this term (mock) that I've never seen in such context and I want to know if that's the actual name or it's just broken English for 'fake' (fictitious).

This is the description of the function:
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mock location

Create mock location sources for testing. Malicious applications can use this to override the location and/or status returned by real location sources such as GPS or Network providers.

'Mock' to me is this: sticking your tongue out and make fun of the stupid so I don't get it. The term 'fake' is also used so it somebody might have overlooked at it and use 'mock' instead, or it's a different process. I'd appreciate any help.
12th July 2009, 11:07 PM   |  #2  
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It means it is not a real location obtained from the GPS.
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12th July 2009, 11:10 PM   |  #3  
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mock location is the actual term used to allow you to specify (I believe in the android emulator) a location seperate from what you're actually at (to allow GPS on the emulator, when there is actually no GPS hardware preset, used for testing purposes)
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Thank you so much to the both of you!
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17th February 2010, 09:55 AM   |  #5  
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I know this is an old topic but with everything being said do we want the "mock location box checked on or unchecked off??
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Originally Posted by Titan33

I know this is an old topic but with everything being said do we want the "mock location box checked on or unchecked off??

If you want to accurately get a pinpoint of your location you want it off.
If you want it to tell you strange locations like Antarctica then turn it on.
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17th February 2010, 10:49 AM   |  #7  
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If the phone can fake locations randomly, surely it can also fake location on demand to wherever a user wanted?

This would be extremely helpful for apps which are location based. i.e nba league pass.
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Originally Posted by Burko

If the phone can fake locations randomly, surely it can also fake location on demand to wherever a user wanted?

This would be extremely helpful for apps which are location based. i.e nba league pass.

No, this is referred to in the emulator (on a computer) not the actual phone.

I have never seen my phone fake a location randomly. Talk to the NBA about blackout restrictions.
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7th September 2011, 08:48 AM   |  #10  
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Wink thank you very much for the info
thank you very much for the info

and wow this is the second search result in google.com for 'what is allow mock locations android' HAHA.

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