[aprssig] APRS for IPad

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Tue Jun 18 08:47:10 CDT 2013


The cell version uses both the GPS and the WiFi crowd-sourcing. Why this is
a good thing is related to areas with a bad LoS to the GPS sats, for
example in the middle of a metro city with tall buildings blocking the view.


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 3:42 AM, Lawrence LaBranche <capdiamont at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Every time I turn off my wifi on my phone or iPad it tells me location
> accuracy is improved when having wifi on.  I do have the cell version of
> the iPad.
>
> Lawrence LaBranche KI6ZQY
>
> On Jun 13, 2013, at 16:32, Lawrence LaBranche <capdiamont at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> I have an iPad so I will comment. There is a few iPad APRS apps. I the
> ones I use are not scaled, but take advantage of the screen size. My
> favorite is OpenAPRS-xl. It does not connect directly to a radio. It has
> nice graphics. PocketPacket is the other app I have. It can connect
> directly to a radio. I have not done so.
>
> Other apps listed as iPad are Packet Pad, APRSNow, iLocator, and Ship
> Finder.
>
> If you have a favorite iPhone only app, it will still run on the iPad at
> native or scaled up resolution.
>
> Lawrence LaBranche KI6ZQY
>
> On Jun 13, 2013, at 3:06, Phil Lapsley <phil_aprssig at lapsley.org> wrote:
>
> On Jun 13, 2013, at 11:43 AM , Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>
> On 6/12/2013 10:49 PM, Phil Lapsley wrote:
>
> I played around with PocketPacket quite a bit in February 2011.  […]
>
>
> What happens on an iPAD?   Do you get an undersized iPHONE-sized image or
> does it scale properly to the larger iPAD screen?
>
>
> Don't know, haven't tried it on the iPad.
>
> 73, Phil N6TCT
>
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