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Thursday, January 20, 2011

OpenAPRS for iPhone 2.3.1 has been released!

Included in this release:

  • Push notification support
  • Memory improvements
  • Local storage of APRS messages
  • Background support (including background beaconing support)
  • FCC callsign lookup
  • Improved signup and account tools
You will need to make sure your device is running iOS 4.2 or higher in order to get this update.


  • At January 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Blogger LJinFLA said...

    I don't know where to leave product feature suggestions but I will try here. Please let me know if there is another place.

    Can you please add shorter time periods for beacon intervals. Most radios that support APRS support 1 min, 30 Sec, and even 15 sec intervals. I am responsible for logistics and communications for a volunteer Search and Rescue team which uses APRS to track and monitor real time coverage of the field teams over their designated search grids. We really need more frequent intervals to ensure proper percentage of coverage.

    The comms members of each team and the dogs carry the radios equipped with APRS, and we want to give the the iPhone version to all the searchers and flankers rather than giving them radios. We find many of them have iPhones and this would be highly cost effective for the rest of the team.

    Please confirm if this is possible. Otherwise, we will have to consider other options. Thanks in advance.

  • At February 24, 2011 at 4:41 AM , Blogger alain said...

    Petit probleme rencontré avec votre superbe logiciel...le locator n'est pas bon...je suis en JN26OP et votre logiciel me trouve toujours en JN26CP dans le panneau setting
    73 de F6IKY Alain

  • At February 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Andy said...

    Just signed up for the Iphone "app" and have my callsign on the map. Still playing but looks VERY good.
    Andy K3UK

  • At February 27, 2011 at 3:30 PM , Blogger obrienaj said...

    Does the position reported via a Verizon Iphone indicate a cell tower location only? Looks like that, as opposed to my exact QTH
    Andy K3UK

  • At March 2, 2011 at 12:55 AM , Anonymous Michele said...

    We are still waiting for the IPAD version of Openaprs XL, with multitasking and push notification. Do we have to wait a lot? 73 Michele IW4DNS

  • At June 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Issues with the Signup Stage.

    When entering in first / last name and then callsign, when sending the signup request it places my last name in callsign, and then callsign in first name causing it to fail.

    I already have an openaprs account, would be nice to see the ability to log in with exisiting accounts as my callsign is already taken up


  • At June 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Feel free to contact support via email as directed in the help tab for assistance.

  • At September 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Jim Hagedon said...

    I just purchased an iPhone5 and when I synched my iPad apps, the OpenAOPS app didn't come over. In my iTunes list, the app is shown as iPad iPad only, although I though it was supposed to work on both platforms.

    I went ahead and purchased the app again on the iPhone, but when I tried to fill in the subscription info, every time I tried to enter my password confirmation, my callsign was overwritten with my password.

    What gives? Is this an iOS6 issue and, if so, do you have a fix in the works?

    Love the app, when it works!

  • At February 22, 2013 at 6:39 AM , Blogger James Preece said...

    would lov to see an implimetation which would allow you to act as an IGATE. using headphones to listen to the radio speaker (or jack to jack) and then Igate the contents over the internet. Future adaptations may also allow the phone to transmit (make a sound) so a VOX enabled radio could also transmit data over the radio.

    Maybe making the iphone / pad a full blown TNC or APRS modem???

    Just add radio


    James / 2e1avx

  • At February 22, 2013 at 6:42 AM , Blogger James Preece said...

    This is a really great app and gets you up and running very quickly.

    I'd like to comlicate things a little by trying to interface a radio.

    Firstly add the ability to listen to radio output and act as an Igate.

    Secondly, can we make the phone / pad output the data sound?
    if so is there any reaosn why a vox capable radio could not interface with the pad / phone and become a full digi / iGate as well.

    Moving this forward the phone / pad could also be a fully fledged packet radio tnc / modem with built in terminal...same with rtty psk32 or sstv or echolink ??

    possibilities are really endless.

    But stick with aprs and digi gate if possible???


    james / 2e1avx

  • At October 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just paid for this app for my iPad; Mini. (Running OS8)
    It OPENS, shows other station's Positions, and shows MINE, but does NOT show my call sign.
    Nor, does it appear my station is Beaconing, obviously, cuz it's not showing my CALLSIGN:
    WA4TKG Jacksonville Florida

  • At November 4, 2015 at 12:45 AM , Blogger Alex B said...

    so i paid for this app installed as i couldnt connect, so i paid, now to verify the iaprs i need to pay another $4.99 through paypal ? this is confusing i just paid $4.99 through app for iphone.. there is no sync beween phone app and site.. if paid somewhere than get it sync with the server to show that, the account has paid and no need to advertise again or to re verify or to re something else ..waste of money and time! i will wait 24hrs for a response otherwise apple support complain, the app looks good but confusing as hell with the openaprs...

  • At March 3, 2016 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Gene Reif said...

    Is there ever going to an app. for Android? Thank you.

  • At October 15, 2016 at 1:49 AM , Blogger Unknown said...


    Comment faire pour mettre comme indicatif " f6iky-9 " le logiciel refuse mon SSID -9 ?

    y a t'il une solution ?

    73 à tous

    Alain F6IKY

    P.S. toujours une erreur de locator...je suis en jn26op et le logiciel OPENAPRS marque jn26CP !!


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