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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
• 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 2.3.1

This version improves offline behaviour and fixes a few bugs.
• Improved Extra Features subscription handling during offline use.
• Map view: Make it possible to dismiss and hide error messages, such as the error message about no network. It got a bit silly in the long term when using the app offline for a longer while. Tap the error message and select "Dismiss" to make it go away!
• Replaced alert popup views with a new pretty popup in many places to remove a deprecated UI component.
• Fixed a bug where the app would crash when receiving a packet with a short destination callsign from a TNC. The Device Identification code got a bit upset about it.
• Messaging: Show a correct "not logged in" error in case of "bad callsign" if not logged in. An initial login is required to create and synchronise callsigns and profiles; after that messaging will still work offline as before.
• Tons of updates in translations: German, Icelandic, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, Simplified Chinese. Thank you to everyone who helped!

This will be the last version which supports iOS 11 - in case you have one of the two devices out there with iOS 11, please look into upgrading. Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 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

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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