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Description

This is the official iPhone and iPad application of aprs.fi, the favourite APRS navigation site of the amateur radio world.

Navigate to addresses with clear step-by-step instructions. Obtain immediate, real-time access to current APRS position information, weather reports, telemetry graphs, and more. Zoom and browse around the world and see stations immediately – no waiting.

• Route guidance / driving directions
• Search callsigns and addresses, with quick search-as-you-type and search history features
• Track multiple stations at the same time
• Filter information shown on the map (weather stations, AIS)
• View weather, telemetry and statistic graphs
• Beacon your position on aprs.fi
• Attach to a transceiver with a wireless connection to a BLE TNC, receive and transmit position beacons without the Internet
• Runs directly on top of the reliable and fast aprs.fi database
• Tested to work great on all currently-supported iPhone and iPad models
• Supports iOS 11/12/13/14
• Dark Mode support for an ergonomic viewing experience in low-light environments
• High-resolution graphics for Retina and Retina HD displays with full APRS symbol set

Buy the app – get the web site for free!

Some new features require a subscription. All old and some new features will be available without a subscription fee. A list of features included in the Extra Features subscription package:

• APRS text messaging
• High-performance software DSP modem
• APRS-IS beaconing, with up to 10 callsign profiles
• Long time ranges in map and graph views

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

GPS is not required for viewing APRS information.

Terms of service:
https://aprs.fi/page/app_terms

Privacy policy:
https://aprs.fi/page/app_privacy

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

• Navigation! Driving directions right there in an APRS app, so there's no need to switch to another navigation app.
• Improvements and bug fixes in Address Search, for proper local searching. Displays more information on the found places.
• Touch a spot on the map for a longer while and a pin/marker will be dropped, with coordinates, address and Directions button to start navigation.
• Smooth scrolling of map when following your location instead of slightly jumpy scrolling!
• "Heading up" instead of "North up" map mode - enabled when navigation is started, or by repeatedly tapping the "center on current location" button.
• New languages: Catalan and Czech!
• Translation updates: Japanese, French, Swedish, Portuguese.
• Station information view again works properly in landscape mode on wedged-display devices.
• TNC view: Show a proper error message if Bluetooth not allowed in privacy settings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
380 Ratings

380 Ratings

rAllcorn ,

Awesome app!!

When I first got this app I couldn’t get “anyone” to show up but me on the map screen. Since the last update, I I am able to see other Ham rigs that have broadcasted recently, as I travel. I leave it on, with the beacon active, tp always keep me “on-grid” and showing on the map. I love this app! Because it shows so much on the highways, I leave it going on my iPad Mini in my Jeep, as the navigations app. It’s awesome!

UmiDev ,

Paid subscription needed for TNC use

This looked like the perfect way to use the new Mobilinkd TNC for iOS. However to send or receive messages you have to pay a subscription.

That’s right, after already paying $9.99 for the app they want another monthly or yearly subscription for what is a basic feature of APRS. Without this the Mobilinkd TNC can’t be used to send or receive messages.

The screenshots on this app on the store make it appear to have this messaging functionality. You don’t discover the additional subscription until you download. Quite frustrating, it almost seems like false advertising.

Developer Response ,

I am sorry the subscription features came as a surprise. I have tried my best to clarify the subscription features in the application description on the App Store:

"Some new features require a subscription. All old and some new features will be available without a subscription fee. A list of features included in the Extra Features subscription package:

• APRS text messaging
• High-performance software DSP modem
• APRS-IS beaconing, with up to 10 callsign profiles
• Long time ranges in map and graph views
"
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aprs-fi/id922155038

Nonetheless, there have been a couple of users who have not noticed this in the description before purchasing. Maybe I should remove the messaging view from the screen shots, although I find it an important feature that should be highlighted, since it has been requested a lot for a long time, and it took a lot of work to get it working smoothly.

MacPomoc.pl ,

APRS app that keeps getting better

All apps have issues and bugs. This one seems to keep improving without causing big changes that would make users hate the change. Excellent program. I hope they continue on the same path of improvement and integration with new things like the new external bluetooth APRS devices on the market. -KX4MQ

Information

Seller
GainIO Oy
Size
29.7 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Price
$6.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Extra features, yearly $6.49
  2. Extra features, fair trade $13.49
  3. Extra features, monthly $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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