[aprssig] APRS Messenger Android released
chrism at crosscountrywireless.net
Tue Jun 11 06:26:21 CDT 2013
I've just uploaded a new APRS Android app to Google Play.
This is an APRS app for Android phones and tablets to send APRS position
beacons and messages from an Android phone or tablet over a 3G or Wi-Fi
link to the APRS-IS internet system. It can also link by Bluetooth to
the new Bluetooth version of the APRS TNC Digi Tracker.
I've designed it to be simple to use as it only needs the user to enter
a callsign and APRS passcode to get started. The APRS beacon rate is
fixed at 3 minutes and the message decay is set at 31 seconds so that it
can send messages to VHF APRS stations via a two way APRS igate.
Menu options include GPS position information including WGS84 location
for worldwide use and OSGB location including National Grid Reference
for UK users. Another menu option also opens an OpenStreetMap centred on
the GPS fix.
The app can be used on any Android phone or tablet with GPS (and
Bluetooth for use with the Bluetooth version of the Digi Tracker).
More information on a new web page:
There is a small charge for the app to help pay for the development tool
licensing fee and paracetamols!
Cross Country Wireless
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Tel/fax: +44(0)1204 410626
Mobile: +44(0)7752 391908
Yahoo group: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/cross_country_wireless/
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