Adding your own GPS data to the iOS Simulator

If you want to simulate GPS data in the iOS simulator you have two choices, Apples ‘real’ data (City run, freeway drive ect) or you can choose a single lat,long to simulate being in a static location, but… what if we want to simulate our own motorcycle ride or boat journey and work with ‘real’ GPS data in the simulator?

My open source tool ‘XJourney‘ (Available HERE) achieves just this. Using XJourney you can put your own GPS data into the iOS simulator to simulate a full GPS Journey just like Apple’s own.

So this article’s aim is to shed some light on how Apple’s GPS test data is stored in the simulator and describe the process that XJourney now automates.

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