[aprssig] APRS for IPad
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Jun 14 14:34:45 CDT 2013
On 6/14/2013 1:13 PM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> I'm kicking around a slightly different approach - thinking of running
> xastir on an embedded ARM type board (I'm thinking PCduino, but a
> Raspberry Pi is cheaper) and using the iPad as the GUI "console" via a
> VNC client.
> Considering price/performance, a tablet is a much better interface
> than any of the third party in-car displays I've seen.
I've actually done this using Mocha VNC on an iPad to control my PC-based APRS
HF/VHF/ISS webserver/igate setup. It works, but the real problem is
manipulating keyboard/mouse-centric programs with fat fingers on a touch screen
The incessant unpinching/pinching gestures on the iPad to zoom in close enough
to separate dense pulldown Windows menus and lists enough to hit only the
desired choice, and then out again, gets old in a hurry.
How are you going to deal with this problem of "fat fingers" on the touch
screen dealing with dense menus, dialogs and checkboxes on the
keyboard/mouse-oriented app at the other end of the VNC link?
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink: 14400 [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
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