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Hi, glad to hear it's useful.

Personally I use ExtGPS (free) to stream NMEA via Bluetooth from Android devices, which you may find to be a better option than WifFi.

As a hardware hacker I bet you'll already have the mindset for software as well.  I don't get much time with hardware these days - my soldering iron has remained cold for too long.  Software has the advantage that if you do something wrong your project won't release any magic smoke and you never have to wait for replacement parts!

I decided to freely release my programs as I mainly use FOSS on my computer and I think it's a good way to give back to the community.  I try and cover costs with ads and donations rather than charging for software.

I agree NMEA is very much like XP in this case, if it ain't broke don't fix it! NMEA is far too ingrained in GPS hardware and software to disappear any time soon.