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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, custom filters)
• 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 12/13/14/15
• 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. These features are currently included in the Extra Features subscription package:

• APRS text messaging
• High-performance software DSP modem
• APRS-IS beaconing, with up to 10 callsign profiles
• RX iGate functionality
• 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 2.3.2

• Graphs refresh automatically every 30 seconds, and when reopening the app
• Localisation updates: Catalan. Thank you, it is 100% complete!
• Improved iOS 15 support
• Minimum supported iOS version is now 12.4
• Fixes for messaging functionality on iOS 12 and small displays
• Updated APRS device model identification database
• Fixed a crash when trying to open message details view (long press a Message, select Details)
• A rather big bunch of under-the-hood improvements which are not visible, but needed to be done

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
577 Ratings

577 Ratings

Mr. SnC ,

At first, I was sad and disappointed, now I love it.

I was having issues at first, but then my hardware was replaced by warranty. Now everything is working great. I even upgraded my subscription. Works great, is awesome app!

Granted the problem was not with APRS app, it was the data I was / was not supplying. Replaced the hardware, signal info is correct, now it is all great, and the app is usable and works very nicely.

Developer Response ,

Excellent, thank you for the feedback, I am glad you like it!

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.

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!

App Privacy

The developer, GainIO, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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