aprs.fi v2.4.0 released

GainIO has released version 2.4.0 of aprs.fi for iOS.  This is the official iPhone and iPad application of aprs.fi, the favourite APRS web site of the amateur radio world.

Obtain immediate, real-time access to current APRS position information, weather reports, telemetry graphs, and more. Zoom and browse around the world and see stations immediately – no waiting.

  • Search callsigns and addresses, with quick search-as-you-type and search history features
  • Track multiple stations at the same time
  • Filter information shown on the map (weather stations, AIS)
  • View weather, telemetry and statistic graphs
  • Beacon your position on aprs.fi
  • Attach to a transceiver with a wireless connection to a BLE TNC, receive and transmit position beacons without the Internet
  • Runs directly on top of the reliable and fast aprs.fi database
  • Tested to work great on all currently-supported iPhone and iPad models
  • Supports iOS 11/12/13
  • Dark Mode support for an ergonomic viewing experience in low-light environments
  • High-resolution graphics for Retina and Retina HD displays with full APRS symbol set

Buy the app – get the web site for free!

Some new features require a subscription. All old and some new features will be available without a subscription fee. A list of features included in the Extra Features subscription package:

  • • APRS text messaging
  • • High-performance software DSP modem
  • • APRS-IS beaconing, with up to 10 callsign profiles
  • • Long time ranges in map and graph views

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

GPS is not required for viewing APRS information.

aprs.fi for iOS can be downloaded for $6.99 from the Apple App Store

Support for the aprs.fi iOS app for iPhone and iPad is available at http://aprs.fi/page/app_support


What’s New in Version 2.4.0

  • Favourite stations can be starred in the station details view, after which they will appear in the Favourites list in the search view. They’ll also magically synchronise with multiple devices, as well as the aprs.fi web site – tap the “star” button on the right edge of the map view! When using two devices at the same time, it may take a short while for the synchronisation to happen both ways.
  • The map should now restore to the previous view more reliably. There was a bug where the last view (visible area & map type) were sometimes not stored, if you visited the app and only viewed non-map views, and the app was terminated by iOS in the background.
  • Localisation updates! Plenty of new translations from many contributors. Thank you!