[App_rpt-users] Alternative to WebTransceiver java applet

Steve Zingman szingman at msgstor.com
Mon Apr 17 08:47:16 EDT 2017


As I said, The Web Transceiver code is being looked at to evaluate if 
and how it can be moved forward.  A one size fits all solution will not 
adequately work on all platforms. Support for mobile devices is a must. 
As of right now for access to specific nodes the choices are Zopier and 
Android IAXRPT. Zopier runs on IOS and Android. Android IAXRPT of course 
runs on Android and is tailored to AllStarLink nodes. The Web 
Transceiver is more general.

73, Steve N4IRS

On 4/16/2017 10:54 PM, Matthew Pitts wrote:
> Yes, kids were the target audience of the Raspberry Pi, but look at 
> what Hams have done with it, in its various forms. AllStar nodes, 
> whether DIAL or the distribution Doug helped develop. Multi-mode 
> Digital Voice nodes using various interface devices like the MMDVM or 
> DVAP/DV-RPTR/DVMEGA. Echolink/IRLP nodes. If we really want to get the 
> attention of teens and twenty-somethings, and keep it, we need to 
> adapt our tactics to the way they live; how often do you see one 
> without a smartphone somewhere on their person? Create an app (or two, 
> as iOS should be covered too) that supports the features of the 
> current Web Transceiver and you'll have a tool that everyone can use 
> and still have the browser free for other things.
>
> Matthew Pitts
> N8OHU
> -- 
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>
> On April 15, 2017 6:48:44 PM EDT, Thor Wiegman <n7jct at aplaceonthe.net> 
> wrote:
>
>     It comes as no surprise that someone like Doug would have little
>     or no need for the web transceiver. Most of us on this list won't
>     have use for it.  Anyone who's come so far as to building their
>     own node and subscribing to this list has likely exceeded what
>     that web transceiver could do for them.
>
>     Consider however that there is a different market, a different
>     audience for a web transceiver.  I know that I'm not the only one
>     who got involved in this through exploration with the web
>     transceiver.
>
>     So I think there is benefit in having such a simple tool.  It can
>     be, if it works well and is designed properly, a great tool for
>     someone to take that first step in finding out what all this is about.
>
>     Consider the target audience of the Raspberry Pi.  Getting kids
>     into programming and using these devices to do things, control
>     things and such.  Ham radio needs to attract, and keep, the
>     attention of that same audience.  App_rpt and Allstarlink are
>     great for that.  But this audience doesn't come to us with
>     anything more than a very basic, novice background at first.  A
>     web transceiver seems like a handy tool for those new young hams
>     to explore.
>
>     There's my long winded $0.02
>     73
>     Thor (N7JCT)
>
>
>
>
>
>>     Subject:
>>     Re: [App_rpt-users] Alternative to WebTransceiver java applet
>>     From:
>>     Doug Crompton <wa3dsp at gmail.com>
>>     Date:
>>     04/15/2017 01:24 PM
>>
>>     To:
>>     Users of Asterisk app_rpt <app_rpt-users at lists.allstarlink.org>
>>
>>
>>     If you must have the web transceiver there are ways around the
>>     problem
>
>
>
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