[aprssig] Android HUD Development

Rud Merriam k5rud at arrl.net
Mon Jun 6 18:17:08 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 
tablet version.

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.


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*Rud Merriam K5RUD
Emergency Coordinator
/Montgomery County ARES® <http://www.wa5eoc.org/> /
* /Mystic Lake Software <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/>
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