Another Android APRS client

Good news for APRS enthusiasts with Android devices. Lynn Deffenbaugh, KJ4ERJ, is embarking on a port of his popular and successful APRSISCE to the Android platform, called APRSISDR.

I use the words “embarking on” advisedly. Although there is a Yahoo group and a collection of testers (including yours truly) the software is in an embryo stage at the moment. You can see the beginnings of an APRS client starting to form but Lynn is really just testing the Android platform at the moment to see how various key things can be accomplished. I would hazard a guess that it will take several months before something usable appears, though those who were in at the start of APRSISCE development will recall that it advanced in leaps and bounds. It’s going to be a fun ride, but for most I think it will be best to wait patiently for more news to emerge. Watch this space!

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Another Android APRS client”

  • Jason KE7TDY:

    Wow this is great news! I like APRS, but with no radio hardware to use it, I must employ mobile apps.
    I used to use APRS-Droid, but it now won’t work on my Samsung Galaxy S3 which runs CyanogenMod 10.1 … it’s sad, we wanted to put our Field Day site on the APRS map, but every time I tried to “track” or “spot” us … it crashed.
    Perhaps some competition will improve the software across the board!
    I’ll be following this closely, thanks for the post on it!
    ~Rev. J

    do u have a link to the yahoo group?

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