[aprssig] Generic Smartphone APRS aps!

Eric Lorenz K9LGE k9lge at emlorenz.com
Mon Jan 24 23:09:19 EST 2011

Hi Lynn:

Your program sounds great. Any chance that there will be an Android 
version in the future? :-)

Eric K9LGE

On 01/24/2011 09:35 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> First, there is no such thing as a "Generic SmartPhone" platform.  
> Every phone O/S has a different development environment, language, 
> licensing, and distribution model.  Even a "web application" may or 
> may not work on any given SmartPhone browser...
> And these recommendations ignore the RF aspect of APRS!  Just because 
> it's a SmartPhone, doesn't mean that Internet access will always be 
> available.
> APRSISCE/32 already runs on Windows Mobile SmartPhones (as well as 
> Windows desktops)
> Includes an offline-capable mapping interface using cached 
> OpenStreetMap.org maps
> Supports connections to numerous TNCs the most handy method of which 
> is via a Bluetooth to serial link attached to your TNC/radio so that 
> your phone can connect on demand.
> And when you DO happen to have mobile Internet, you can be a mobile 
> IGate, bi-directional if you know you won't be interfering in the 
> local infrastructure.
> So, your advice is well intentioned, and focuses on one set of 
> priorities and necessities (like messaging IMHO), but let's not leave 
> the RF out of Ham radio, even if it is running on a phone.

> <snip>
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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