[amsat-bb] PocketSat, RIP ???

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Mon Nov 16 10:06:05 PST 2009

Unfortunately, I heard "one of us" report last week that "PocketSat  
isn't really popular any more, with the demise of the Palm computing  
platform ... "

That's woefully incorrect on many fronts.

Palm users are plentiful, and Jim is still supporting us. PocketSat+  
is still the best Palm-platform satellite tracking software available,  
IMHO. Support still at ...


But Jim has not let his programming skills stagnate. We now have  
PocketSat3 for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices. It provides  
gorgeous screen graphics for our passes. Available in the Apple Store.  
Docs and support at Jim's new site at ...


It works marvelously on my new 32GB iPod touch. AMSAT's keps are one  
of the four default sets for painless download. Recently added is a  
"View Constellation" mode - which overlays your view of the heavens on  
a sat pass.

There are several "satellite trackers" in the Apple Store ... from  
free to $.099 to a few bucks. I have tried five others. NONE of them  
come close to the feature set, ease of use, and product support that  
one receives with PocketSat3.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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