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[aprssig] iPhone / iTouch / iPad

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sat Oct 15 15:39:26 UTC 2011


iPad mate 

That was my solution 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) 
  To: TAPR APRS Mailing List 
  Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:33 AM
  Subject: Re: [aprssig] iPhone / iTouch / iPad


  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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