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[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .

Joel Maslak - N7XUC jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Mon Apr 12 20:33:11 UTC 2010


The big APRS feature will be waking up an app (not putting it in the foreground, though) when a 'significant' position change occurs (user moves to a new cell tower's coverage area). 

On Apr 12, 2010, at 11:21 AM, Gregg Wonderly <gregg at wonderly.org> wrote:

> I have access to the beta and will be downloading it before too long to see where things are at.  I've read the reviews and sense that Apple might just be doing some simple things to hold context while switching between apps, better than is done now.  But, I also sense that if they are talking about skype inbound calls working, and some other similar things, that there will be enough control of when things run that one can get the benefits of multi-tasking.
> 
> We'll see.
> 
> Gregg Wonderly
> 
> Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> Just keep in mind that the multi-tasking announced for iPhone 4.0 isn't really multi-tasking by the purest definition.  It is best described as "limited" or "controlled" multi-tasking as described at http://www.gearlog.com/2010/04/apple_adds_iphone_multi-taskin.php
>> "Apple and company CEO Steve Jobs finally went and did it, they added Multitasking--of a sort--to the iPhone OS. It's not a pure-play, mind you. In iPhone OS 4 there are now certain services that developers can access to run processes in the background. Jobs is promising that this will protect performance and battery life."
>> Remember, Apple was the original consumer PC that touted "cooperative" multi-tasking on their original Macs.  Just because they use a word that has an accepted definition, doesn't mean that they're meaning the full definition of that word.
>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32 - True multi-tasking OSes
>> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>>> Several things Wes.  The iPhone 4.0 OS announcement has been made and includes multi-tasking, out this summer.  There are some smaller wifi capable boxes available.  One, that is packaged, read to go, of course would be the Mac-Mini.  It's still a bit pricey for me, but it really is a complete computer.  There will continue to be some more developments I am sure.
>>> 
>>> I too am wondering what the deal is about the blue tooth stacks not being completely in place for data in and data out.
>>> 
>>> Gregg Wonderly
>>> 
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