[aprssig] X-APRS: a new protocol in APRSdroid

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Sat Apr 1 10:07:42 EDT 2017

> On Apr 1, 2017, at 3:32 AM, Georg Lukas <georg at op-co.de> wrote:
> in the past I've often realized that APRS-IS does not work well with
> mobile TCP/IP - latency on 2G or 3G causes delays that skew the position
> reports; interruptions in the data connection are almost impossible to
> detect at application level, and thus cause packet drops, etc.

I have no practical experience with Android, but in iOS I've not seen any of these problems. And if Android's best answer to 2G/3G latency is to turn a ~70 byte APRS packet into a few hundred characters of XML, I'm going to burn an extra stick of incense at my shrine to Steve Jobs (all us Apple Fan Boys keep one in our homes) today in thanks!

Steve K4HG

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