In reading through my RSS feeds this morning, I came across a jailbreak app that I couldn’t believe hadn’t ever covered on iDB. Though FakeLocation has been around for quite some time, it is a useful utility worth reminding folks about.
The package certainly lives up to its name, as it allows you to fake your GPS location for inquiring applications. This means that you can trick apps like Google Latitude into thinking you are located somewhere else…
FakeLocation allows you to chose where you want apps to think you are, as well as customize a list of which apps are affected. I’m sure by now you’re imaging hundreds of uses for this thing, but let me give you a few examples.
You could use it for apps like Facebook or Twitter, sending updates and tweets from locations that’ll have your friends ripe-green with envy. You could also use it for apps that are location-specific like Groupon or Job Compass.
Users can pick which apps receive the fraudulent location from a list of installed applications. Simply put a checkmark next to the titles you want to receive the fake coordinates.
Folks who haven’t tried FakeLocation yet are encouraged to do so. You can find it just by doing a search for it in Cydia. The utility is a free download but the full version is going to run you 2.79 EUR, which is close to $4.00.
Have you used FakeLocation? If so, what’s the app you use it with the most?