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John Scherer jscherer at schererzoo.com
Fri Jun 8 16:33:19 UTC 2007


Hi Steve,

I go in for my final interview today for a job as a Genius at one of  
the local Apple Stores so if they offer any sort of discount, there  
WILL be an iphone in my future.  Lately been using an OS X app called  
Packetograph by Sergei - KD6CJI.  It's new and had a few bugs -  
nothing too bad.  Its a great app for aprs, better in many ways than  
xaistr (sp) due to it's simplicity.  I'm not sure what you were  
thinking of developing for the phone assuming the SDK rumor holds  
true, but something like this would be very cool.  I wonder if he  
would release the source code for porting to the iphone!

Cheers

John - KC0OIE

On Jun 8, 2007, at 7:26 AM, Steve Dimse wrote:

> Just curious if anyone else will be getting an iPhone at the end of  
> the month.
>
> It seems that Steve Jobs backed off from the closed architecture he  
> initially proposed, and rumors abound that Apple will release an  
> SDK next week at their developer's conference. I'm an Apple  
> developer, and I will be writing an APRS version to run on the  
> iPhone if it is possible. Whether it is web based or APRS-IS based  
> depends on what the SDK allows. One rumor is that the SDK will be a  
> modification of Mac OS X widget, which does not allow access to  
> ports to connect to the APRS IS stream, in which case a web app  
> will be the only option.
>
> If anyone gets an iPhone and wants to beta test whatever I develop  
> email me privately.
>
> Steve K4HG
>
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