[APP][4.0.3+] Floater - Fake Location, A floating fake location app

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marl1234

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Feb 21, 2011
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Floater is a fake location app, that is run from a floating window, allowing easy access to other apps.
Fake the location on your phone to any place in the world. This app sets up fake your GPS location so other apps in your phone thinks you are there. You can be in New York, Paris, London or anywhere in the world.

Download the app through the playstore:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marlon.floating.fake.location

It's also available at XDA labs android app.

Get old versions here: Google Drive


The app will overwrite your current location so that your phone thinks you are somewhere else.

This app is designed for developers to properly test their apps that use and track gps information without the need to lock on a GPS signal. Useful when you want to add a geolocation to a photo if you forgot to turn on location when you were taking it. Can also be used as a prank app - any foul/wrong usage will not be supported by our team.

The floating functionality is super useful so you don't need to constantly change apps as you develop your software.

Floater

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How to use:

1. Grant "draw over other apps" permission to enable floating functionality.
2. Enable the Developer settings on your device(on older versions it is not needed)(See tutorial on how to enable this).
3. Enable mock locations or select this app as mock location app. In the developer options select "Allow mock locations".
4. Set your location to "GPS ONLY"(or "Device only") for best results.
5. Resize the window or minimize it so you can completely view your app.
6. Tap and drag on the black bars to move the whole window.
7. Start the app and move the map to where you want to fake your location. The green dot indicates where you want to be.
8. Select the play button to start faking your location.
9. Open the app that you are testing/faking on.
10. To stop the fake location click on the stop button not the pause button.


Features:

- Location history
- Save Locations to Favorites
- Change notification look (text, description, buttons, show/hide icon, hide from status bar)
- mock GPS coordinate to the service provider.
- Create, save and import/export routes (GPX/KML)
- Set fixed/random accuracy
- Set fixed/random speed
- Add different map tiles
- Use gyro to move the map
- Network mode, control location of other Floater users on the same network


Permission needed for this app:

- Access Coarse and Fine Location - to fake your current location
- Location - needed for when you want to show your real location on the map
- Internet - to display the map
- Storage - needed for when you want to export or import GPX/KML files


Notice:

- There is no need to turn the GPS on, but for best results turn it on and disable "high accuracy" and change it to "GPS ONLY"(or "Device only")
- This app requires you to have play services and maps installed.
- We do not encourage you to use this app together with non complying apps
- If the app behaves strangely, clear and update GPS data and restart the device.
- Run this app first before the app you are faking so it will receive coordinates from this app and not from the real sensor
- Disable "Use wireless networks" options in Location settings in order to avoid problems where you will keep receiving fake locations even after stopping the app.
- Since this is a floating service, the app may get killed by the Android OS if you are running low on memory or running too many apps. Make sure run this app when you have lots of memory and/or running a few apps to get the best results.
- We do not encourage users to use this with apps like WECHAT and INGRESS. Please make sure the app you use this with comply with using mock locations.
- This app is catergorised as a tool to help developers properly test their apps with location functionalities. Also works with Tasker, Command line and through intents. See tutorial for more info.


Has in-App purchases for removing ads

Please read tutorial if you have any problems using this app. Read it before you leave a rating or comment.

If you find any bugs or want more features - please feel free to contact us using the feedback option in the app or just reply here.

----------------------------------------------------

Download the app through the playstore:
Google play

It's also available at XDA labs android app.

Grab latest version here: Floater Google drive
 
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marl1234

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Feb 21, 2011
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Change Logs

Floater playstore link
Get old versions here: Google Drive

What's new in the latest version?


[1.35] - 2017-02-10

# Fixed
- Anonymous Feedback not working


[1.34] - 2016-11-01

# Added
- Custom floating icon selection

# Fixed
- showing compass on map
- GPS location info text color


[1.33] - 2016-10-25

# Added
- Open from intent apply location selection

# Fixed
- Drop down menu errors
- Power saver settings errors


[1.32] - 2016-10-23

# Fixed
- Start up errors
- Speed value when location is not moving


[1.31] - 2016-10-21

# Added
- Joystick


[1.30] - 2016-10-15

# Fixed
- Dropdown menu errors


[1.29] - 2016-010-14

# Added
- quick toggle of location catch up and stick to roads options

# Changed
- Settings altitude values
- Trimmed apk size

# Fixed
- Plot Json Errors
- Open with Floater intent from other Apps
- Root access error


[1.28] - 2016-08-10

# Added
- Url entry of custom Json variables

# Changed
- Updated default values
- Added GPS to name

# Fixed
- Stability fixes
- Errors on favorites


[1.27] - 2016-08-06

# Fixed
- Bug fixes on favorites feature


[1.26] - 2016-08-05

# Fixed
- Small bug fixes on adding favorites
- Setting speed value on mock location


[1.25] - 2016-08-05

# Added
- Sorting of favorites list
- Support for more GPX files
- Export/Import of favorites list or individual location


[1.24] - 2016-08-04

# Added
- New feature: Fused location toggle
- Change button size
- Change floating bubble size
- Toggle for different mock location modes
- Toggle for mocking GPS


# Fixed
- Stability fixes


[1.23] 2016-08-01

# Fixed
- Upgrading from lower versions
- Anonymous feedback error

# Added
- App update version tracking
- Change logs in settings


[1.22] - 2016-07-31

# Added
- Selection of center target design
- Anonymous feedback button
- Donation button
- Support for sub 1 interval times (minimum of 0.100 seconds)
- Start sticky support (just restarts)

# Changed
- Updated default values


[1.21] - 2016-06-12

# Added
- Notice at startup

# Fixed
- Bug fixes and null errors
- Startup errors
- Fixed debug errors

# Changed
- Updated sdk and maps version


1.20 - 2016-07-25

# Changed
- Changed target to a cross hair
- Updated sdk support

# Fixed
- More stability fixes


[1.19] - 2016-07-19

# Fixed
- Null pointer errors


[1.18] - 2016-07-19

# Fixed
- Null pointer errors


[1.17] - 2016-07-18

# Fixed
- Set location errors
- Some null errors


[1.16] - 2016-07-12

# Fixed
- Few bug fixes


[1.15] - 2016-07-11

# Fixed
- Few bug fixes


[1.14] - 2016-07-10

# Changed
- Updated tutorial in the settings

# Fixed
- Map errors
- Mock location errors
- System app mode


[1.13] - 2016-07-09

# Fixed
- Map opening when rotation changed
- Ads issues
- Compatibility when installed as system app
- Setting activity errors


[1.12] - 2016-07-08

# Added
- New feature: Set location in different activity
- Trigger activity change on change location
- Minimize on outside touch option
- Added googleApi mock location

# Changed
- Tutorial page in settings
- Searching/setting locations more robust

# Fixed
- False opens of floating bubble
- Some code errors


[1.11] - 2016-07-05

# Added
- Logging for play services if installed

# Changed
- Updated searching of locations

# Fixed
- Errors at startup


[1.10] - 2016-07-03

# Fixed
- Errors when google play services is not installed


Note: You can view the complete changelog for all versions on the app settings
 
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marl1234

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Any bugs please reply in this thread so I can track them easier!
I'm also adding more features, please reply what features you guys want.

Thanks in advanced!
 
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Drefsab

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would it be possible to get the previous version as an apk download I updated this app any all of a sudden the app im spoofing with no longer works.

Thanks
 

SCrid2000

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Could you add system level spoofing like FakeGPS has for apps that check if location spoofing is enabled im developer settings?
 

GowGod

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When I tap Play, nothig happens. I see the Play button being turned into the Pause button for, maybe, a fraction of a second, but then it switches back to the Play button instantenously. Location still remains unspoofed, and it even erases my red route from the screen, if I have one loaded. I cleared & updated AGPS data, but still it doesn't work. Can you suggest what the matter may be?
 

marl1234

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When I tap Play, nothig happens. I see the Play button being turned into the Pause button for, maybe, a fraction of a second, but then it switches back to the Play button instantenously. Location still remains unspoofed, and it even erases my red route from the screen, if I have one loaded. I cleared & updated AGPS data, but still it doesn't work. Can you suggest what the matter may be?

Did you turn on the mock location from the settings? What android version are you on?
 
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haget83

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thank u , I' m using your app right now with pokemon go.
Im on holiday in a little place with no pokestop, so that save my day.
Really handy move your finger on the floating minimap e move all around :good:


Tip for Pokemon GO
Need to use xposed + moco mock location or fake gsp will not work
 
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dkm911

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thank u , I' m using your app right now with pokemon go.
Im on holiday in a little place with no pokestop, so that save my day.
Really handy move your finger on the floating minimap e move all around :good:


Tip for Pokemon GO
Need to use xposed + moco mock location or fake gsp will not work

Hi there!
I am wondering any settings we need to pay attention to? Did you use the default settings? When I point a place on the mini map, my character can move, but on the top, there is a red bar showing constantly GPS not found. And it wouldn't allow me to do anything, like choosing PokeStop.

Not sure if I did something wrong... I did use xposed + mock mock location to make it work.

Thanks in advance for your tips!
 
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SCrid2000

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What do you mean by system level spoofing? Like installed as a system app? It already has that feature. And can you point a link to FakeGPS.

I'm not sure how it works, but it lets you spoof location without enabling fake location in developer settings.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.incorporateapps.fakegps.fre
 

GowGod

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thank u , I' m using your app right now with pokemon go.
Im on holiday in a little place with no pokestop, so that save my day.
Really handy move your finger on the floating minimap e move all around :good:


Tip for Pokemon GO
Need to use xposed + moco mock location or fake gsp will not work

Hello, how can you use the Mock Mock Location, since that module also tells Floater that the Allow Mock Locations is unchecked? It doesn't work for me :(
 

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    Floater is a fake location app, that is run from a floating window, allowing easy access to other apps.
    Fake the location on your phone to any place in the world. This app sets up fake your GPS location so other apps in your phone thinks you are there. You can be in New York, Paris, London or anywhere in the world.

    Download the app through the playstore:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marlon.floating.fake.location

    It's also available at XDA labs android app.

    Get old versions here: Google Drive


    The app will overwrite your current location so that your phone thinks you are somewhere else.

    This app is designed for developers to properly test their apps that use and track gps information without the need to lock on a GPS signal. Useful when you want to add a geolocation to a photo if you forgot to turn on location when you were taking it. Can also be used as a prank app - any foul/wrong usage will not be supported by our team.

    The floating functionality is super useful so you don't need to constantly change apps as you develop your software.

    Floater

    Dtjeq94h.png
    YaQiXUeh.png


    Q53KISrh.png

    m55jpPch.png

    BM6ljHxh.png

    jqROea3h.png



    How to use:

    1. Grant "draw over other apps" permission to enable floating functionality.
    2. Enable the Developer settings on your device(on older versions it is not needed)(See tutorial on how to enable this).
    3. Enable mock locations or select this app as mock location app. In the developer options select "Allow mock locations".
    4. Set your location to "GPS ONLY"(or "Device only") for best results.
    5. Resize the window or minimize it so you can completely view your app.
    6. Tap and drag on the black bars to move the whole window.
    7. Start the app and move the map to where you want to fake your location. The green dot indicates where you want to be.
    8. Select the play button to start faking your location.
    9. Open the app that you are testing/faking on.
    10. To stop the fake location click on the stop button not the pause button.


    Features:

    - Location history
    - Save Locations to Favorites
    - Change notification look (text, description, buttons, show/hide icon, hide from status bar)
    - mock GPS coordinate to the service provider.
    - Create, save and import/export routes (GPX/KML)
    - Set fixed/random accuracy
    - Set fixed/random speed
    - Add different map tiles
    - Use gyro to move the map
    - Network mode, control location of other Floater users on the same network


    Permission needed for this app:

    - Access Coarse and Fine Location - to fake your current location
    - Location - needed for when you want to show your real location on the map
    - Internet - to display the map
    - Storage - needed for when you want to export or import GPX/KML files


    Notice:

    - There is no need to turn the GPS on, but for best results turn it on and disable "high accuracy" and change it to "GPS ONLY"(or "Device only")
    - This app requires you to have play services and maps installed.
    - We do not encourage you to use this app together with non complying apps
    - If the app behaves strangely, clear and update GPS data and restart the device.
    - Run this app first before the app you are faking so it will receive coordinates from this app and not from the real sensor
    - Disable "Use wireless networks" options in Location settings in order to avoid problems where you will keep receiving fake locations even after stopping the app.
    - Since this is a floating service, the app may get killed by the Android OS if you are running low on memory or running too many apps. Make sure run this app when you have lots of memory and/or running a few apps to get the best results.
    - We do not encourage users to use this with apps like WECHAT and INGRESS. Please make sure the app you use this with comply with using mock locations.
    - This app is catergorised as a tool to help developers properly test their apps with location functionalities. Also works with Tasker, Command line and through intents. See tutorial for more info.


    Has in-App purchases for removing ads

    Please read tutorial if you have any problems using this app. Read it before you leave a rating or comment.

    If you find any bugs or want more features - please feel free to contact us using the feedback option in the app or just reply here.

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Download the app through the playstore:
    Google play

    It's also available at XDA labs android app.

    Grab latest version here: Floater Google drive
    2
    Change Logs

    Floater playstore link
    Get old versions here: Google Drive

    What's new in the latest version?


    [1.35] - 2017-02-10

    # Fixed
    - Anonymous Feedback not working


    [1.34] - 2016-11-01

    # Added
    - Custom floating icon selection

    # Fixed
    - showing compass on map
    - GPS location info text color


    [1.33] - 2016-10-25

    # Added
    - Open from intent apply location selection

    # Fixed
    - Drop down menu errors
    - Power saver settings errors


    [1.32] - 2016-10-23

    # Fixed
    - Start up errors
    - Speed value when location is not moving


    [1.31] - 2016-10-21

    # Added
    - Joystick


    [1.30] - 2016-10-15

    # Fixed
    - Dropdown menu errors


    [1.29] - 2016-010-14

    # Added
    - quick toggle of location catch up and stick to roads options

    # Changed
    - Settings altitude values
    - Trimmed apk size

    # Fixed
    - Plot Json Errors
    - Open with Floater intent from other Apps
    - Root access error


    [1.28] - 2016-08-10

    # Added
    - Url entry of custom Json variables

    # Changed
    - Updated default values
    - Added GPS to name

    # Fixed
    - Stability fixes
    - Errors on favorites


    [1.27] - 2016-08-06

    # Fixed
    - Bug fixes on favorites feature


    [1.26] - 2016-08-05

    # Fixed
    - Small bug fixes on adding favorites
    - Setting speed value on mock location


    [1.25] - 2016-08-05

    # Added
    - Sorting of favorites list
    - Support for more GPX files
    - Export/Import of favorites list or individual location


    [1.24] - 2016-08-04

    # Added
    - New feature: Fused location toggle
    - Change button size
    - Change floating bubble size
    - Toggle for different mock location modes
    - Toggle for mocking GPS


    # Fixed
    - Stability fixes


    [1.23] 2016-08-01

    # Fixed
    - Upgrading from lower versions
    - Anonymous feedback error

    # Added
    - App update version tracking
    - Change logs in settings


    [1.22] - 2016-07-31

    # Added
    - Selection of center target design
    - Anonymous feedback button
    - Donation button
    - Support for sub 1 interval times (minimum of 0.100 seconds)
    - Start sticky support (just restarts)

    # Changed
    - Updated default values


    [1.21] - 2016-06-12

    # Added
    - Notice at startup

    # Fixed
    - Bug fixes and null errors
    - Startup errors
    - Fixed debug errors

    # Changed
    - Updated sdk and maps version


    1.20 - 2016-07-25

    # Changed
    - Changed target to a cross hair
    - Updated sdk support

    # Fixed
    - More stability fixes


    [1.19] - 2016-07-19

    # Fixed
    - Null pointer errors


    [1.18] - 2016-07-19

    # Fixed
    - Null pointer errors


    [1.17] - 2016-07-18

    # Fixed
    - Set location errors
    - Some null errors


    [1.16] - 2016-07-12

    # Fixed
    - Few bug fixes


    [1.15] - 2016-07-11

    # Fixed
    - Few bug fixes


    [1.14] - 2016-07-10

    # Changed
    - Updated tutorial in the settings

    # Fixed
    - Map errors
    - Mock location errors
    - System app mode


    [1.13] - 2016-07-09

    # Fixed
    - Map opening when rotation changed
    - Ads issues
    - Compatibility when installed as system app
    - Setting activity errors


    [1.12] - 2016-07-08

    # Added
    - New feature: Set location in different activity
    - Trigger activity change on change location
    - Minimize on outside touch option
    - Added googleApi mock location

    # Changed
    - Tutorial page in settings
    - Searching/setting locations more robust

    # Fixed
    - False opens of floating bubble
    - Some code errors


    [1.11] - 2016-07-05

    # Added
    - Logging for play services if installed

    # Changed
    - Updated searching of locations

    # Fixed
    - Errors at startup


    [1.10] - 2016-07-03

    # Fixed
    - Errors when google play services is not installed


    Note: You can view the complete changelog for all versions on the app settings
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    It starts to lag after pressing the start button.. Before that, it's fine. I can still drag the map around.

    No, I didn't set a different interval time. Isn't the default of 2 seconds still supported? Or does the old 2 now mean 2 milliseconds or something like that?

    I'll try 1.22 again with a different interval time and report back.

    UPDATE:

    Yes, the problem was that the update to 1.22 had set a new default update of 0.01 seconds. When I changed this back to the 2 seconds I had been using, all was fine again.

    This is a bug in my opinion, because it changes a previously configured value without notification and changes it to a value that is unusable anyway. The previously set value should be maintained on upgrade.

    Thanks for pointing me to the cause of the problem. This really is a great app and I am happy to have donated to it to support its development.

    Thanks! working on a fix for this on the next version.
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    would it be possible to get the previous version as an apk download I updated this app any all of a sudden the app im spoofing with no longer works.

    Thanks

    Sure, what version do you need? and what app are you spoofing with so I can test it.
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    @marl1234,

    I noticed that the XDA version of the app is a couple of revs ahead of the Play Store version. Could you please update the Play Store version? Thanks.

    Playstore keeps rejecting the recent updates. Rejection reads as follows:

    Policy Issue: Your app was rejected for violating our Device and Network Abuse policy and sections 4.3 and 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement.

    We don’t allow apps that interfere with, disrupt, damage, or access in an unauthorized manner the user’s device, other devices or computers, servers, networks, application programming interfaces (APIs), or services, including but not limited to other apps on the device, any Google service, or an authorized carrier’s network.
    Please address this issue and submit an update with your changes.

    Just as a reminder, you’ve agreed to follow the Developer Distribution Agreement and Google Play Developer Program Policies. Additional enforcement could occur if there are further policy issues with your apps.

    I want the app to stay on the store and I'm afraid that the app will be banned. What exactly is part of the app that's violating something? I added a notice at startup sent an update and hope it passes.