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[aprssig] aprs on blackberry?

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Tue Dec 9 16:35:42 UTC 2008


Before writing an app for Blackberry phones you might want to take a look at
http://dcc.openaprs.net/ and learn about OpenAPRS's Direct Client Connection
interface.  DCC makes it very easy for embedded applications to parse live
feeds, send position reports and check/send APRS messages.  There are plenty
of examples of use and an example function to parse the DCC stream.

Greg

NV6G
OpenAPRS.Net

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:11 AM, Matthew Asham/BCWNS <
matthewa at bcwireless.net> wrote:

> 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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