[aprssig] APRS iPhone App
dchesser55 at comcast.net
Tue May 19 21:59:13 EDT 2009
Just downloaded this cool App from Apple's site onto my Iphone. It is
reporting my position being near Pittsburgh.
Wished I had this app while I was in Brazil this past january.
On May 19, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Steve Dimse wrote:
> The iPod touch is limited to WiFi determination. That is pretty
> accurate (the range of a wifi signal - say 200 feet) for access
> points the system knows about, mostly public hotspots. Unfortunately
> there is no way to register the location of other access points, so
> it will not know where it is in your home and other private places
> you visit.
> Glad to see this got approved, my quick and dirty app which just did
> position (not messaging like this one) was rejected three times, I'd
> given up trying. First was for limited audience, second was for a
> memory leak (30 bytes every time the program was run, hardly a
> crisis), and the third time without a specific reason. I've heard
> free apps are less likely to get approved than pay ones, but I
> wanted mine to be free. Oh well...
> I used my app on a trip from the Keys to Tallahassee, see
> I only ran the app intermittently, I was in a park vehicle with a
> single power port, and running the GPS in the iPhone really sucks
> power, but it worked everywhere along the route. Compare that to this
> which is a VX-8R running all the time with a three minute rate. For
> those that travel outside of cities, even within, the internet has
> become a much more reliable transport medium than the APRS network.
> W7LUS has known this for a while ;-)
> For those that use the iPhone, look at these pages, which use the
> iPhone CSS to produce a familiar UI.
> The www1 is required for now, I have not loaded this on the backup
> Follow the radar link, this uses zoom to produce an image optimized
> for the iPhone display, and can be pinch-zoomed for more detail.
> Steve K4HG
> On May 19, 2009, at 7:00 PM, Tom Hayward wrote:
>> Neat. It's nice to see Apple let this past their gates despite APRS's
>> "small" userbase.
>> Does anyone have a report of how it works on the iPod touch? I may
>> purchase this later if it works. I think the positioning in the iPod
>> touch is based on IP address, so I doubt it could be very accurate.
>> Tom KD7LXL
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM, William McKeehan
>> <mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net> wrote:
>>> Has anyone tried the APRS iPhone app iBCNU (http://ibcnu.us/) ?
>>> It's been out for a few weeks. Looks like a a good start to me.
>>> William McKeehan
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