[aprssig] APRS Messenger Android released

Chris Moulding 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:

http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/aprs_messenger_android.html

There is a small charge for the app to help pay for the development tool 
licensing fee and paracetamols!

Regards,

Chris, G4HYG



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Chris Moulding
Cross Country Wireless
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Tel/fax:     +44(0)1204 410626
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Website:     http://www.crosscountrywireless.net
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