[amsat-bb] Android - apps similar to Heavens-Above?
DougPhelps at protonmail.com
Tue Jan 30 12:49:56 UTC 2018
I second the vote for ISS Detector. If you buy the Amatuer Radio option for a few bucks, it is an excellent satellite AP. It even has a widget that constantly shows upcoming passes on the screen.
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On Jan 29, 2018, 9:27 PM, John Brier wrote:
> 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 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
>> 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?
>> Philip N4HF
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