[amsat-bb] Re: RE - iPod tracking software.

D. Craig Fox DFox at rwglaw.com
Tue Sep 1 23:38:19 PDT 2009

Greetings all. I just downloaded "Satellite Tracker" from the iphone app store for free.  In spite of a number of less than glowing reviews ("it crashes") I was pleasantly surprised at how good this actually works.  Very intuitive and easy to use with handheld operations or just to pull out and check status of only the sats one is interested in-including visible sats.  Oh, and it never crashed.  Does real time tracking with lots of variables.
Those looking for a free iphone sat tracking app should give it a try.


AMSAT 36607

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RE - iPod tracking software.

I encourage people to develop open source applications for this and other functions. At first it was impossible to do so on iPhone/iPod Touch and not violate the Apple developer agreement, but they have since revised it.

If you jailbreak and use the open toolchain, you can do whatever you want. Celestial is slick for playing media files, but you have to use AudioQueue for sample-level audio synthesis (e.g. Morse, PSK31). Ugh.

Developer access (which you need to develop apps and run them on a real device) costs money, but it's pretty nominal, and Apple give basic support to anybody who asks nicely. Be advised that the SDK downloads are huge, and take a while even over fast connections.

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