[amsat-bb] Android - apps similar to Heavens-Above?

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 03:27:00 UTC 2018

ISS Detector is my go to app for Android now. You have to purchase an
extra pack or the Pro version to get amateur radio sats. Only thing I
miss from Heavens-Above is it doesn't list time/azimuth of max

73, John Brier KG4AKV

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 8:39 PM, Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> I bought a new  Android tablet on Saturday - Version 7.0, Nougat.
> AMSATDroid seems to work fine  on it, other than displaying the date as
> "000001 29, 2018"
> On the tablet, I  did a Google Play Store search for Heavens-Above (which
> runs great on my smartphone, which is running some  flavor of Android 4.x)
> and Heavens-Above didn't show up in the store...which I thought "okay,
> that's strange".
> So tonight I went to the Heavens-Above website, thinking I would download
> the Android app from there. Google Play Store pops up with Heavens-Above
> app but I'm getting the message "Your device is not compatible with this
> version".
> So, what I'm looking for - assuming that the Heavens-Above app won't be
> updated - is a similar app which will run under 7.0. How about Satellite
> Tracker from Tythatguy. or Satellite Tracker by Vito Technology (reading
> the reviews, the latter doesn't seem to be as useful as Heavens-Above or
> Tythatguy's version). Any others you might recommend?
> Comments? Suggestions? Any way to make 7.0 backwardly compatible? <grin>
> Philip N4HF
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