[aprssig] APRS Mobile 1.0 Released for iPhone/iPad

Javier Henderson javier at kjsl.org
Mon Sep 22 19:50:34 CDT 2014


On Sep 22, 2014, at 8:07 PM, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

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> On Sep 22, 2014, at 6:49 PM, Javier Henderson <javier at kjsl.org> wrote:
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> As I say, it is possible to build a new network to parallel the APRS IS, but unless there is a reason that compels all users to participate most won't, and all you get is a fractured APRS. "new services" is a nice phrase, but what services do you have in mind that would make users want to use it? And who is going to build this?

And as I said, there’s nothing about a parallel network, I don’t know why you keep bringing that up and talk about “fracturing APRS-IS"

> Yes. But making something more complex and fracturing something that works well, is not what I call innovation. If you have an idea in mind, then you need to do what the last generation of APRS innovators did. Build it. If it is good users will come. TAPR has a saying "He who builds, rules". That has worked in the APRS world too. So if you want to innovate, stop talking and just do it!

There is already code in place, aprsc supports it and some of us are using it on tier 2 servers and hubs. The well known APRSdroid app supports SSL as well, and KD7LXL wrote a wiki page once on using stunnel to allow just about every APRS-IS client to use certs.

So we’re not just talking about it, but every time we bring it up you try to shut it down.

73,
-jav k4jh



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