[aprssig] Android HUD Development
k5rud at arrl.net
Sun Jun 5 20:24:25 EDT 2011
I am thinking of working on an Android based APRS HUD. Originally it
will be for phones but later be put on tablets. I know there are a
couple of other Android APRS's. I think a focus on messaging HUD is a
different approach. I haven't myself seen any HUDs or displays on APRS
capable radios so am asking for advice and suggestions. My approach is
to keep it simple and functional.
I have looked at Bob's web page about messaging and HUD.
My first thoughts are not to do a moving map display, at least not on
the cell phone version, since that is readily available with Google Maps
and GPS navigators. The question is whether having a map with nearby
APRS units is sufficiently important to include a map capability on a
Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
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*Rud Merriam K5RUD
/Montgomery County ARES® <http://www.wa5eoc.org/> /
* /Mystic Lake Software <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/>
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