[aprssig] APRSdroid 1.3.0 released, with inter-app API

lloyd mitchell lmitchell at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:18:50 CDT 2015

Georg  Thank You.  I will download on my S5 as soon as the Android 5.xx is
completed its update.  KO4L Lloyd

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Georg Lukas <georg at op-co.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am glad to announce that APRSdroid (APRS for Android) is now out in
> version 1.3.0!
> Short ChangeLog:
> * Modernized User Interface
> * Fixed AFSK operation resumption
> * 3rd Party App API, see doc/API.mdwn
> * Bluetooth crash fix
> Download from https://aprsdroid.org/download/APRSdroid-1.3.0.apk
> or from Google Play (as soon as the CDN catches up).
> Screenshots: https://aprsdroid.org/#ss
> The most noticeable change is the use of (more) modern Android UI
> elements. I'm still lagging one generation behind Google's UI redesigns,
> but the app got action bars and new menus, making it possible to operate
> it on Samsung's Galaxy S5 and other modern devices.
> The most important (though absolutely unnoticeable) change is the
> addition of an inter-app API. There were many requests to add features
> to APRSdroid that go beyond the regular use cases. Instead of adding
> more and more complex options to the app, I've opted to make it possible
> for everybody to write their own applications. The API is designed to
> cover at least the following use cases:
>  * Handling of special APRS comms types (like displaying of bulletin
>    boards, weather/telemetry, ...)
>  * Additional user interaction (the example app APRSdroid Speaker will
>    read out aloud positions and messages, other uses are possible)
>  * Programmatically starting / stopping APRSdroid (e.g from Tasker)
> It should also be flexible enough to do balloon chases, to make a
> full-fledged mobile weather station (my CC2650 is ordered), or to
> perform tasks I never have thought about.
> The full documentation is available in the project source:
> https://github.com/ge0rg/aprsdroid/blob/master/doc/API.mdwn
> The example application (APRSdroid Speaker) can be downloaded here:
> http://aprsdroid.org/download/builds/Speaker-gl-2015-04-03.apk
> https://github.com/ge0rg/aprsdroid-speaker (Source code)
> Happy Easter,
> Georg DO1GL
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