APRSdroid integration !

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    Robyn

    Hi everyone, 

    Thanks for posting. I can definitely see how this would be a helpful feature.

    While this currently isn't on the roadmap, I appreciate the feedback and wanted to let you know that we are listening.

    I encourage folks to continue to show their interest in this feature by upvoting this thread. 

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    Sgt. DOO

    I have over 30 years of Emergency Management and public safety supervisory experience, and APRS would be very useful for all levels of emergency aid and assistance, as well as for hobby purposes such as off-roading, hiking and other pursuits. Integration with quality nav systems is the logical next step, and I am primarily an IOS user, but use Android as well.  I respectfully request that GAIA begin the requested APRS support for these common platforms, as Backcountry Navigator has begun in Beta.  Thanks for your consideration!

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    jhguth

    This would be a major addition for a lot of SAR and volunteer groups

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    BrianHoyt

    Agreed.  This would be a great feature addition.

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    KyleMcKenzie

    Really cool idea.  Allows communication over RF when cellular service is not available. 

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    JeremiahHinrichs

    Great idea and added feature set!

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    kevin.m.cusack

    This would be a great addition to both apps. As jhguth said, a great asset to search and rescue

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    lovetoskifast

    Apple user here as well.  Gaia is great, but would be even better with APRS integration.  I am a ham - KI7GHB - and want to use APRS on my remote 4X4 trips.  Thankyou

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    jim

    Apple user as well and think an APRS feature on Gaia would be a great asset for many especially SAR-ES and any emergency responders. However I would like to see it with an APRS platform that is supported by more than just droid devices. Would be better with aprs.fi or similar. Like I said, support for all devices and platforms.

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    eyekwah1972

    Adding APRS functionality into the app will make Gaia GPS my go to app when on the trail.  Although I am a Droid user it would be great to see it have Apple supportability as well.  

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    scott.parker.39589

    Great idea, please add.

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    matthewstreet

    Please do it! Apple user here

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    BrienWankel

    This would be fantastic!

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    nalazek1105

    This would be huge please consider Gaia, thank you

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    outbounoverland

    This would be awesome!!

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    BlkWgn

    It would be great to have the APRS integration

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    jh

    The addition of APRS capability on Gaia would certainly be a benefit to disaster preparedness. Display of

    fixed and mobile stations at the local Emergency Operations Center would be very useful.

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    JoseRoulstone

    This would be very beneficial! I would love to see Apple support as well.

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    Camp4x4

    Chris, I love Gaia, but I gotta say this: this comment is bullshit. SUPER disingenuous position to take and frankly the response in the context of the other thread, which you closed, feels like a brush off to say the least.

    In one sentence, "Votes do matter!"

    In another, "this is the highest voted feature request right now ... this feature isn't on the roadmap."

    It needs more votes is your answer?!

    wakeboarder26 posted a legitimate question that reflects the frustration everyone who's voted for this feature feels about it being utterly ignored. I can't decide which is more frustrating: this non-answer or the utter silence on the topic we've had to this point.

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    WawaSkittletits

    I'm an ios user but I think this would be a fantastic addition!

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    Camp4x4

    As an iOS user I have to reluctantly say I don't see a clear path for integrating APRS into GaiaGPS on iOS. Since iOS doesn't support serial bluetooth, the only method for getting offline APRS is via the headphone port. For me that's a deal killer since I use my headphone jack to connect to my truck's music player. This would also require GaiaGPS's developers to dive into decoding audio packet data.

    However, GaiaGPS for Android could relatively easily integrate with APRSDroid, which is compatible with Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC.

    So, that's my long way of saying I'd LOVE to see this come to GaiaGPS for Android. I'd switch to an Android tablet from my iPad if that happened.

    I do think that APRS integration aligns really well with GaiaGPS's use in S&R and emergency operations. Even more so for us 4-wheelers who are in large numbers moving to ham radio.

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    jhguth

    The RAVEN, the desire for APRS integration is because so many use both GaiaGPS and APRS in areas without any cell coverage. Spotwalla looks like a neat service but it is web based so will require a data connection. APRS shares location and messages without the need for data, if GaiaGPS added APRS support (via APRSdroid running a background service) it could allow you to see the location of other users and repeaters integrated on the same map you are using for navigation all without needing data service. 

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    Matthew Mangus

    I agree with Camp4x4 above. I for one am stoked that other players are now heavily investing in this space. Losing subscribers to the competition will be the only thing that causes GAIA to respond. I have attempted to speak with GAIA staff in the past and it is clear that they are not interested in vehicle supported adventures. 

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    JD Marshall

    Please please please make this a thing!!! It would greatly simplify my setup and provide great data points

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    RonFrazier

    surprised this isn't done already with the growing popularity of ham on the trails.  this would be a wonderful addition.  

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    Camp4x4

    Raven, you’re clearly passionate about Spotwalla, and that’s great. I hope Gaia integrates it for you. I believe everyone here would appreciate it if you stopped shitting on APRS and our effort to get Gaia to integrate it just because you don’t get it.

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    CodyQuattlebaum

    Great feature, please add and help build a better app for all of us users. 

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    airmapper

    I do not use Gaia currently, I just joined this to comment due to the efforts of one of your users to promote interest in this feature. I'm one of possibly a good number of individuals who would likely purchase Gaia if it had APRS functionality that integrated well. I'd most likely get it if for no other reason than to tinker with that feature. Who is to say I would not start using it primarily if I was introduced for another reason.

    I currently use and am fond of BackCountry Navigator, they are attempting to implement APRS functions but it is currently very basic and cumbersome in practice. Adding APRS that worked well and gained the support of users would potentially bring in new users and keep you competitive with BCN.

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    cwreeves05

    I would love to have APRS work with my Gaia maps

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    mattobermayer

    This would be sweet. If Gaia does this, I’ll use it!

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