SDR for Apple

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I would love to see support for Apple, porting SDR over to Apple (OS X) would be great...
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Nick - W2NER

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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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From your lips to the developer Gods ears!  Amen!
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Jon - KF2E

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Lots of us would like to have SSDR native on OSX. That said, I think we are going to have to wait for a third party developer to do it. Hopefully soon...

Jon...kf2e
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Jim Gilliam

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I think K6TU would get rich if he would write and app for the iPhone. I would buy it in a New York minute!
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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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Right... get rich?  'scuse me while I ROTLFLMAO...

I charge for the K6TU Control app to make a point - software isn't free.

In the almost 12 months the app has been available I've sold a princely total of 84 units - thats 30% for Apple (pure profit - lucky them) and 70% for me.

I won't be quitting the day job anytime soon.
Stu K6TU
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Steve W6SDM

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Only 84 units?  Anyone with SSDR should have one of these - especially if you're going to contest.  There is nothing slicker than sliding your finger across the screen, every so slightly, and watching the panadapter on the monitor respond.  It's a smooth, easy way to scan frequencies.  I have the the iPad app and the FlexControl.  The tuning dial is always in focus and always just a reach away.
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DrTeeth

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Any chance of an Android app Stu?
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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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Guy,

Sorry but not from me.    Others are certainly welcome to do additional apps for any OS they like including Android but there is no portability between iOS and Android.

Stu K6TU
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Nick - W2NER

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If some developer would do it, it would sell in a big way for sure.
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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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It is not a port - repeat.


SmartSDR client is written in C# and is heavily dependent both on its language features as well as WIndows graphic and UI frameworks - analogs to these do not exist on OSX or Linux.

An OSX client is a start from scratch effort.

I'm well aware of the issues of writing client code...
Stu K6TU
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WH6HI - Pat

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I guess you don't read very well,  or understand what I wrote,  and if you did you would see that my words had the same meaning.  Although, I am a little more confident that the differences could be resolved by a good software engineer. And I do understand the effort required.  I do understand that Flex does not have the manpower at this time to do that kind of effort.  But there is always hope...

Pat 
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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There are many Amateur Radio Enthusiasts who also happen to write software.  Amongst these technically astute individuals, there are a good number who are also Macintosh aficionados (Steve - N5AC, FRS VP of Engineering is in this group.)  Some of these happen to have Flex 6000.   I understand fully that this pool equates to a niche of a niche of a niche.  We also all know of individuals like Simon Brown of Ham Radio Deluxe fame and Daniele Pistollato who wrote Log4OM.  Both of these men donated their talent and hard work to the Ham Community.  

I still have hopes that someone with love for the Flex and love of elegant and stable operating system environments such as OSX who will want to use their time and talent to marry the two technologies together for the sheer love Ham Radio. 

Who is the next titan of Amateur Radio Software developers?  Any takers?
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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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Pat,

Remember the ham radio code... a Radio Amateur is a Gentleman.

As one, I'll simply respond that my reading skills are just fine as are my software development skills.  

Stu K6TU
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For those who have had software problems with 1.38 and have reverted to 1.3. I have never had a problem with any version of SSDR using Windows 7. I have had problems and thought they were related to SSDR but in all cases they have been due to corruption of Windows. Due to these corruptions, I use a dedicated computer that is "clean" to run SSDR. I never get on the Internet with this computer; just use it for ham radio activities. Also I make a hard drive image and update it regularly when I add ham radio-related software or SSDR updates. I have found this method takes the blame away from Flex.  


Jim, K6QE