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[aprssig] aprs on blackberry?

Matthew Asham/BCWNS matthewa at bcwireless.net
Tue Dec 9 08:11:51 UTC 2008


APRS messaging would be really nice, but I have some concerns over how various carriers go about restricting TCP access over their
networks.  I can easily write a proxy application for web access through our VA7BCW gateway but this wouldn't compare to a direct
APRS-IS connection.

Hacking up an app to post current position and polling messages shouldn't be that difficult (in terms of time considerations) but I
have to seriousley ask why maprs and javAPRSME are no longer readily available (and if they are, I appologize for being myopic about
it).  It seems that a cellular aprs implementation is a natural evolution of APRS and I'm really surprised why it's not already
implemented.  

Matthew

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 10:27 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] aprs on blackberry?
> 
> Regarding the Blackberry:
> 
> Having an APRS application at least for text messaging on the 
> BB would be great!  I hope you can take a look at the 
> Universal Amateur Radio Text Messaging Initiative:
> www.aprs.org/aprs-messaging.html.  Thanks.
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Matthew
> Asham/BCWNS
> > Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 10:50 PM
> > To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] aprs on blackberry?
> > 
> > Haven't seen any responses to this so I'm guessing there 
> are no apps 
> > out there for blackberry or in the form of a midlet.
> > 
> > I'm curious to know if there is any interest in a blackberry 
> > application to post the current position based on the devices
> internal
> > gps or an external bluetooth gps, and if so, what features would be 
> > desired in an application (I'm thinking a simple
> screen that
> > allows for icon selection and status text, and along with a 
> toggle for 
> > smart beacon on, or if off, how often to update).
> > If so I'd
> > appreciate a response indicating desired features, along with what 
> > carrier you're on, network tech (gsm/cdma) and what
> operating
> > system you're running.
> > 
> > I don't have a lot of time to invest into writing a BB 
> application but 
> > if there is interest I would be happy to spend some hours over the 
> > holidays hacking at this, at least long enough to put onto 
> > sourceforge.net so that some others can go about
> implementing
> > other features such as messaging.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Matthew - VE7UDP
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org
> > > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Matthew
> Asham/BCWNS
> > > Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:58 AM
> > > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> > > Subject: [aprssig] aprs on blackberry?
> > > 
> > > Are there any currently supported/maintained APRS applets
> for 
> > > Blackberry (native or midlet)?   
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > 
> > > Matthew - VE7UDP
> > > 
> > > --
> > > Matthew Asham
> > > British Columbia Wireless Network Society
> > >  
> > > 
> > > 
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