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Thursday, December 2, 2010

New OpenAPRS for iPhone/iPad Features

We're currently doing final testing of our push notification server and background support for the iPhone/iPad app which means in the next two weeks we should be pushing out the long await next version.

Included in this new version will be:
  • Push Notification for APRS messages, based on the callsign SSID you have set in settings for messaging. Our push notification server has been written and is active, subscribing for notifications will be as easy as opening the app and answering yes to push notifications, after the first map sync with our servers you should be able to receive notifications. We'll be removing any duplicate messages automatically to prevent any ack problems. APRS message acknowledgments for registered push users will be implemented shortly on the server side but will not block this release.
  • US FCC callsign lookup.
  • Improved connection speeds to our servers, improved app memory management and iPhone 4 retina graphics (for interface and -some- common APRS icons we've remastered; we'll remaster more as we go).
  • iOS 4 background support.
This release will require iOS 4.2 or higher to run.

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  • At December 20, 2010 at 5:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anything for Android?

  • At January 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Can you give is an update on progress? Do you need beta testers? It's been a while since 4.2

  • At January 8, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Blogger NV6G said...

    At this point we are 'feature complete' and I'm thoroughly testing the new code before release. Quite a bit of code has been changed for this release so it's taking some time to work out all of the kinks.

    Currently no plans for an Android app. We do have the dev environment for it, however, our focus right now is the next iPhone app update.


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