[aprssig] Generic Smartphone APRS aps!

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Jan 25 09:28:46 EST 2011

Feel free to take up a collection to pay me to take a leave-of-absence 
from my day job, replacing my full salary, paying the education expenses 
for me to go learn the Android or iPhone platform, and cover enough time 
to port all of my straight C and direct Win32 API code to the platform 
of your choice, and I'll be there.  In the meantime, keep asking, but 
it'll take someone with prior-knowledge, extreme willingness, and LOTS 
of spare time to step up to the bar to deliver to your demands.

And even if they charged $50 a pop (which no one is likely to pay for an 
app these days) and 100 people anted up (highly unlikely), he'd probably 
end up getting $1 for every hour invested.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Don't worry, be happy!  There's no $$$ in ham software!

PS.  I do WinMo because that's what I already know and the phone I own, 
not because I consciously chose it over another platform.  I've got 
enough to learn on the APRS side to have to learn a new development 
platform as well, especially for free.

Eric Hansen wrote:
> With all respect to what you have accomplished; the Windows Mobile 
> phone is dead. Win7 may make a comeback and be a contender in the 
> market. In regards to mobile phones, if the app doesn't run on Android 
> or iOS right now, it's not a smart phone app. CE is a niche OS with 
> less than 1% market share.
> I do agree heartily with you on one point: Without a mapping 
> application, APRS is virtually useless. I *could* plot out posits on a 
> topo map, or I could plug in a laptop with USB and have it done for me.
> FOR ME, the ideal smartphone app would do everything iAPRS does, 
> except also allow full RF participation through either a RS-232 dongle 
> to TNC or to a radio directly with an audio cable. Either one is very 
> possible with the two major smartphone OSes, and there are 
> applications that do both tasks. Just none that condense it all into 
> ONE app.
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 10:35 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) 
> <ldeffenb at homeside.to <mailto:ldeffenb at homeside.to>> 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
>     Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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