[aprssig] APRSpro iOS app
scott at opentrac.org
Fri Apr 8 09:08:08 CDT 2016
Yeah, and they're also not supporting standard Wi-Fi Direct. Bluetooth
Low Energy is not so restricted, though. Maybe we need a KISS-over-BLE
On 4/7/2016 4:51 PM, Eric Grumling via aprssig wrote:
> Not gonna happen on a non-jailbroken iOS device. Apple’s Bluetooth
> implementation specifically omits serial port profile (SPP). In
> addition, any device manufacturer would need to join the Made for
> Apple (MFI) program, which gets pricy and isn’t going to be suitable
> for small scale products. The primary driver for MFI is so that they
> can have sample devices to test in a similar way they test software
> for the App Store.
> One thing I have done that mostly works is set up a Raspberry Pi
> running Direwolf sound modem and aprsc. I got 90% of the way there,
> but had issues getting aprsc running properly, and it fell off the
> radar. But the plan was to create a WiFi access point for the iOS
> device to connect to, get Pocket Packet to connect to the aprsc server
> running on the Pi and allow all traffic to “gate” to and from the iOS
> device(s). Keeping everything off the Internet of course. Maps would
> still be an issue, but I was more interested in beacons, messages and
> bulletins than seeing a map.
> The best solution I’ve found is to buy an old Android phone running
> APRSDroid or cheap Windows tablet running APRSICE. Use a Pi and
> Direwolf in the configuration listed above but connect to Direwolf
> using KISS over IP. Works great and you can do offline maps, messaging
> etc. And you save the battery in your iOS device.
>> *From: *Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com <mailto:kg4wsv at gmail.com>>
>> *Subject: **Re: [aprssig] APRSpro iOS app*
>> *Date: *April 7, 2016 at 5:08:08 AM MDT
>> *To: *"wa4tkg at netzero.net <mailto:wa4tkg at netzero.net>"
>> <wa4tkg at netzero.net <mailto:wa4tkg at netzero.net>>, TAPR APRS Mailing
>> List <aprssig at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>>
>>> On Apr 7, 2016, at 1:11 AM, wa4tkg--- via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org
>>> <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>> wrote:
>>> Don't think I'm going to pay $20 to get it to transmit either.
>> $12. That's per year. Yet another one you rent, not buy.
>> I don't understand why someone doesn't use Bluetooth / BLE to
>> interface a real TNC. As many radios as iThings have you'd think
>> there would be a wireless solution.
>> Online mapping is always a deal breaker for me.
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