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Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Oct 15 15:33:20 UTC 2011


It's not for the iAnything, but for Windows Mobile (like the AT&T Tilt 
and other HTC products).  Check out APRSISCE/32 via the Wiki at 
http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/

It also runs on the Windows CE 5.0-based Web DT 366 as well as on Linux 
under WINE to open up your hardware platform options.

It can use (mobile) Internet if available, but it can also go RF-only 
via multiple supported TNCs (including D7* family).  It also supports 
preloaded and locally cached multi-zoom maps for disconnected mobile use.

Oh, and it does normal Windows on your desktop as well!  One program, 
multi-platform, your choice.  (but not i* nor 'droids).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 10/15/2011 11:24 AM, ve9nps wrote:
>
>
> I currently use a TH-D7A(G) as my mobile using a RAM bracket and Pryme 
> Speaker Mic to complete the set-up.  I've use this set-up for several 
> years and it works well (poor man's option to a D-710 I know).
>
>
> I have also, in the past, used a laptop running UI-View and Precision 
> Mapping in a mobile coupled with this radio for mapping and easier 
> messaging with a full keyboard.  This is however somewhat cumbersome 
> and the XYL isn't a big fan of being a make shift laptop stand.
>
>
> Working in the aviation industry, I have often thought that a decent, 
> yet less cumbersome set-up would be using a device similar to the CDU 
> - Control Display Unit) (http://meriweather.com/777/ped/cdu.html) that 
> interfaced with a -700/710 or D7A, etc, to allow messaging with a 
> better keyboard, and possibly an on-board mapping unit.
>
>
> I know there are systems such as the Av-Map series, some Garmin 
> Nuvi's, etc.  My question is, has anyone ever created an App for the 
> i-phone/i-Pad series?  It seems to me that these are excellent devices 
> that could support a full APRS program similar to the UI-View yet be 
> easier to mount in a mobile, etc., with a full keyboard for messaging, 
> etc.
>
>
> There is an Open APRS for the iPhone however it is dependent on a 
> wireless network to support the maps and the data feed.  This can get 
> expensive on a data package for long term use and be a draw back when 
> you go "off grid".
>
>
> Does anyone have an thoughts, ideas, or interest in creating such an 
> app for the iPhone / iPad systems?  Unfortunately, programming is not 
> my forte.
>
>
> 73
>
>
> Peter VE1PS / VE9NPS
>
>
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