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Re: IPad Support Coming?

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  • thebig_a_27
    Here, here. There are more Android phones than iPhones already, and it s lead is growing daily. With Android being a more open platform without all the
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 2, 2011
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      Here, here. There are more Android phones than iPhones already, and it's lead is growing daily. With Android being a more open platform without all the restrictions and limitations of the iThings, perhaps it would be easier for someone to create this app.

      --- In DVDongle@yahoogroups.com, David Hubbell <hubbell@...> wrote:
      >
      > Don't forget Droid market!
      > On 10/1/2011 12:11 PM, k6dpy wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi there,
      > >
      > > Make it for the iPhone instead of the iPad and that will solve the
      > > small market problem. Folks will use it in lieu of the HT. Maybe many
      > > more folks. With the faster processor iPhone 5 coming out this month,
      > > now may be the time to develop this app.
      > >
      > > Dan
      > >
      > > --- In DVDongle@yahoogroups.com <mailto:DVDongle%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > "John D. Hays" <john@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > On 8/7/2010 10:07 PM, wt3g_ham wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > It should be possible to get a DVDongle running on an iPad - at least
      > > > > in theory. The iPad can hook the Dongle through the camera USB
      > > > > connector, or bluetooth (in a new version, which I WOULD buy). Mic
      > > and
      > > > > audio out are built in to the iPad. Maybe an app to go with it to
      > > > > interface to the Dongle (get the existing java code into an app.)
      > > > >
      > > > > Thoughts, anyone?
      > > > >
      > > > > Bill Williams WT3G
      > > > > -- sent from my iPad
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > Bill,
      > > >
      > > > Theory is about all you have for this project. I have spoken to my son,
      > > > KD7PRM, who is a professional iPhone/iPad developer.
      > > > (http://iphone.donaldhays.com/maidenhead/ [free] &
      > > > http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esv-bible/id361797273?mt=8 [free] &
      > > > http://www.thechurchapp.org/ & others)
      > > >
      > > > Here are the major challenges and this applies to the iPhone, iPad, and
      > > > iPod touch:
      > > >
      > > > 1. There is no USB host on these devices. The camera adapter for the
      > > > iPad is an add-on device and may not be available to other applications.
      > > > 2. The bluetooth support has been historically poor except for earpiece
      > > > peering. (My son wrote an early "Texas Holdem" app that used bluetooth
      > > > for multiplayer.)
      > > > 3. The real interface is either going to be through the dock port or
      > > > wifi. (Wifi would have greater applicability to other platforms.)
      > > > 4. The application would have to be written using Apple's tools (not
      > > > Java, the current DV Dongle betas are not written in Java anyway) and
      > > > distributed through the App Store.
      > > >
      > > > This is such a monumentally small market, there really isn't any reason
      > > > for a developer to create it. My son's maidenhead app, got probably
      > > > fewer than a dozen purchases at ($1 to $2) and it is a really good
      > > > application. (He changed it to free and got thousands of downloads, but
      > > > that's not a big motivator to do very narrow market apps). So to get
      > > > such an app written is probably going to require either someone who is
      > > > into D-STAR and is an iPhone app developer who does it for herself and
      > > > then makes it available for free or a group of users who want the app
      > > > need to put up a bounty. Then you have the hardware issues to solve and
      > > > working with Robin to make sure you are 100% compatible with DPLUS.
      > > >
      > > > I have an iPhone, but I use a D-STAR radio for D-STAR. I have a DV
      > > > Dongle that I occasionally use for DPLUS connectivity, but very rarely
      > > > (I am hoping to make it into a D-STAR attached autopatch at some
      > > > point). Professionally my developers develop for Linux/Java/Web using
      > > > MacOS based laptops/desktops and we have access to an iPad or two. The
      > > > iPad is a good product, but it is not an open platform for development
      > > > and so unless your application and hardware attachment has a broad
      > > > appeal, its pretty painful to even think about extending it.
      > > > --
      > > > John D. Hays
      > > > Amateur Radio Station K7VE <http://k7ve.org>
      > > > PO Box 1223
      > > > Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
      > > > VOIP/SIP: john@ <sip:john@>
      > > >
      > > > <mailto:john@>
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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