[amsat-bb] AMSAT Droid on Kindle Fire.
tjschuessler at verizon.net
Sat Jun 29 15:14:44 PDT 2013
I just discovered today that the AMSAT Droid App had been placed on the
Amazon App store. I have used an installation of the earlier version HAMSAT
Droid app and was not sure if the author would get the free version beyond
Google Play. I gave it only the second review on the Amazon store, a 5. It
works as advertised and the improvements that the author made, in
preparation for the paid version are well received. The Map view now gives
a big view to match the orientation of your device. A big improvement for
me is the ability to use grid squares to set location on a device like the
Kindle which is not natively location aware. The older version would not
recognize the period used in Lon/Lat decimal notation. In the past, I had
to go to another application to enter numbers with the . and then copy/Paste
into Hamsat Droid. Glad to not have to do this anymore.
Still the basic operation is pretty much the same but I am hoping that when
he gets the paid version going on Google Play, it will ultimately migrate
it's way onto other App stores like Amazon. I am very willing to pay the
bucks to support a good programming effort.
AMSAT Droid is a great app for basic satellite pass location. I use it
often when working with Scout groups on Radio Merit Badge classes where we
do a satellite contact.
Keep up the good work.
Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
n5hyp at arrl.net
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