[amsat-bb] Re: PocketSat, RIP ???
rnutter at networkref.com
Mon Nov 16 14:54:11 PST 2009
I am probably the one you are talking about. There appears to be a
misunderstanding. What I was trying to say was that with the palm
having been end of lifed by the Palm folks in terms of the PalmOS that
other solutions would have to be sought. Since I seem to be one of the
few that doesnt have an iPhone, I hadnt had the reason to look for that
type of solution and had moved to a netbook as the next best option that
I was able to find.
Clint Bradford wrote:
> 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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