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[aprssig] iPhone / iTouch / iPad

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Oct 15 15:55:21 UTC 2011

On 10/15/2011 11:24 AM, ve9nps wrote:
> 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

You will have the same problem with any APRS app for the iPhone/iPad -- the 
lack of a stand-alone completely-local mapping system like Precision Mapping or 
MapPoint.  Any app on these devices will remain tethered to the Internet for 



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