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iPad app

Dale KB5VE
Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
Ok not sure where this should go but here we go. I know we are a long way to go on this journey,but in the future will we have a app for the iPad, I phone that will be a thin client to run the flex 6000? I have really rocked doing remote with my 3000 and 5000 using Skype and team viewer, but I want to go to the next level. I hope the iPad app is a reality.
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  • Dr. Howard S White
    edited June 2014
    Me too....but likely several years away before they do an iOS app
  • Carl/K5HK
    Carl/K5HK Member
    edited August 2014
    Yes, Ipad/iphone and android apps would all be helpful here.
  • Stu Phillips - K6TU
    Stu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Did you have something like this in mind? :-) Stu K6TU And these are not screen prints - this is a working app... I'm at the alpha test stage - this app is not a full client for the 6000 series as it doesn't (yet) handle pan-adaptors and there is no streaming audio. I intend this first application to be used as an adjunct with SmartSDR (for the display of pan-adaptors) - everything else can be created and controlled from the iPad via the Ethernet API to the radio. I have room for two or three more folks on the alpha test team - I'm very interested in folks with non-retina versions of the iPad and those with a mini. iOS 6.1 is a requirement also. Not sure how long before I will be ready for a beta - still working on adding more functionality... and giving Charlene (PowerSDR was Betty) a make over. But thought you'd be interested that at least for iOS, its not years away. Stu K6TU PS: BTW - I have NO plans to do an Android version - that's write once and port to every device. Someone else can clean that stable ;-)
  • Dr. Howard S White
    edited May 2020
    I would love to help test iPad versions
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    That's a neat start, Stu. I don't have my 6500 yet, nor an ipad. But am waiting one the 6500 and contemplating an ipad. I may contact you when I get both!
  • Stu Phillips - K6TU
    Stu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Howard, What iPad do you have? Stu K6TU
  • Dr. Howard S White
    edited June 2014
    iPad 4 - (iPad3 with retinal display)
  • Dale KB5VE
    Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited April 2014
    I have I PAD 2 would be glad to help test. As you can see I started the post. been remoting with skype and teamviewer for years. I will be glad to help test.
  • Stu Phillips - K6TU
    Stu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Awesome! I will send you a private email with some information I will need from you. Note it may be the weekend before I have some bits for you. I just moved the app onto real hardware post the shutdown of the Apple developer portal and so have so additional work to do. Stu K6TU
  • Stu Phillips - K6TU
    Stu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Ok - last iPad 4 signup then... I will send you a private email with some information I will need from you. See my comments to Dale above... Stu K6TU
  • Dale KB5VE
    Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited April 2014
    Sounds great i am cleaning the screen to the ipad in anticapation! You should have my email . if not it is [email protected]
  • VA7LWE
    VA7LWE Member
    edited August 2013
    Stu, do you have your software in a repo somewhere online... or at least the SDK and Objective-C bindings? I'd *really* like to have a tinker myself, though probably on the Mac for now.
  • Stu Phillips - K6TU
    Stu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    I don't plan on making the app available except through the App Store - so the short answer on the repo online is - no. I'm still working on the Objective C model that will be the abstract support for the radio - it currently includes Discovery, Radio and Slice. I have to add additional support and so its a work in progress. How this gets released is also TBD - mostly because the API to the radio *will* change over time and so its important that I get the versioning stuff built in and right. To be clear; I do intend to distribute the model support - likely packaged as a framework once I can figure out how to do that. This is high on my priority list so hang tight - it won't be too long. My current plan is to get the alpha of my app started this weekend - I've committed all the slots I can support right now. I will give a date for the availability in the App Store once I know what I can hit. Stu K6TU
  • Richard G7EIX
    Richard G7EIX Richard - EnglishmaninNC Member ✭✭
    edited March 2015
    Very nice. I am looking to create a similar control app for the Windows Phone as soon as I get my grubby hands on the API's (and if I can get my head around the API of course!)
  • VA7LWE
    VA7LWE Member
    edited August 2013
    Very cool. Yeah, I'm really interested in the ObjC bindings so I can build my own stuff on the Mac. I could perhaps start from scratch if I can also get access to the underlying SDK, but it sounds like you've already made a stellar start. It would be great for the community if there was a single Cocoa Framework that could be a de facto standard for all developers/experimenters. So, if the framework source can be available in github or somewhere that would be awesome. Anyway, great to hear you intend to distribute the framework one way or another. I shall keep watching for news!
  • Reggie-k6xr
    Reggie-k6xr Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    I sent email but did not know signup was closed!
  • Stu Phillips - K6TU
    Stu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Wrong thread! Please send me a message via email - address in QRZ.COM. Still room for a couple. Stu K6TU

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