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[aprssig] OpenAPRS iPhone Edition Announcement

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Fri Mar 12 18:27:23 UTC 2010


Hi Bob,

the signup isn't asking you for the password associated with your email
account, it is asking you to create a new password that's associated to your
OpenAPRS account. :)

Greg

NV6G
OpenAPRS.Net

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Bob Cutter <ki0g at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I am not comfortable giving pass word for my email as required for sign up.
>
> Bob
>
>
>
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 9:04 AM, "Gregory A. Carter" <gcarter at openaprs.net>
> wrote:
>
> Greetings All,
>
> Over the last year and a half, we've received quite a bit of anticipation
> and support for our development of an iPhone app that uses OpenAPRS's direct
> client connection interface.  The day has come that the app has been
> released and is available in the iTunes store!  OpenAPRS iPhone Edition
> 1.0.1 is now available for purchase and download to any iPhone or iPod
> device running OS 3.0 or higher.  This initial release supports the
> following features:
>
> - Callsign SSID support.
> - Ability to change your APRS Icon.
> - Auto beaconing on a user settable interval.
> - Custom position comment.
> - Breadcrumb creation to show your beaconed positions throughout your trip.
> - Auto centering map on movement.
> - Ability to disable the iPhone screen saver to use as a map during your
> travels
> - Manual coordinate entry if desired for beacons instead of using automatic
> GPS coordinates.
> - Supports sending and receiving APRS messages to your callsign + SSID. You
> don’t have to be online when a message is sent to you, our servers will
> store messages until you check them (includes decaying support built in to
> OpenAPRS's servers).
> - Distance traveled indicator.
> - Estimated speed based on time and position change between updates (not to
> be used as an actual speedometer).
> - Built in compass that works on 3GS or higher iPhones.
>
> Our next feature release which will be available in a couple of weeks will
> support:
>
> - Station symbol overlays
> - Rotating mobile icons to match course/bearing
> - Search for stations by name or wildcard
> - Support for metric units
> - Position and speed addition to location beacons.
> - Object creation
>
> Development on an iPad version is already in the works...
>
> Thanks to everyone who has helped with suggestions and testing to make this
> app work!
>
> Greg
>
> NV6G
> OpenAPRS.Net
>
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