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[aprssig] portable mapping

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Dec 26 00:27:57 UTC 2008


Yes, there is one available provided that we're talking Window Mobile on 
a phone or PDA with an unlimited Internet plan and built-in GPS.  I'm 
working on a new APRS-IS client for Windows Mobile 6.  If anyone is 
interested please contact me off-list with your callsign and I'll 
arrange a beta copy for you.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Phone Tracking as KJ4ERJ-12

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> Matt Murphy wrote:
>> Merry Christmas all!
>>
>> I am looking for a portable aprs mapping solution for a friend. 
>> One to run on a pocket PC.  Besides "aprsce" is there anything else?
>>
>
>
> NO
>
> Pocket PCs and "Pocket Windows" a.k.a "Windows CE" (Windows Compact 
> Edition) a.k.a. "WinCE" a.k.a "Windows Mobile"  only *look * 
> more-or-less like Windows.
>
> Pocket PCs use one of several kinds of CPUs and system architectures 
> that are totally different from the standard Intel or AMD-based PCs 
> that run regular Windows.  No normal Window applications will run on 
> the Pocket PC/Windows Mobile platform.  
>
> Given that:
>
> 1)   Stand-alone PDA-type devices (either Windows Pocket PC or 
> Palm-based) are rapidly being supplanted by smart phones as 
> all-purpose portable computing/communications devices.
>
> 2)   Microsoft has tried repeatedly to recycle the   
> not-terribly-successful   Pocket PC cum Windows CE cum  Windows CE 
> (Phone Edition) cum Windows Mobile  (their market-droids keep renaming 
> the thing in the hope that it will finally take off), and is now 
> positioning it as a mobile phone operating system.
>
> 3)   Acceptance of Windows Mobile is running far behind other mobile 
> phone operating systems (particularly the iPhone's cut-down version of 
> the Unix-based Mac OS, the Linux-based Google Android phone OS, 
> Nokia's various OS'es and various others derived from the royalty-free 
> Linux.).
>
> As a result, I would not hold my breath expecting a great outpouring 
> of new development for WinCE a.k.a. Windows Mobile.
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
> EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
> Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net
>
> World Digipeater Map
>   http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps
>
> JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
>   http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
>
> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
>
> Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
> Symbols Set for UI-View,
> UIpoint and APRSplus:
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