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Old 17th Dec 2009, 05:06
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Android Apps

Hi All,

We all know there are a bunch of quality aviation apps for the Iphone.

Can anyone suggest any decent apps for Android phones?

The "Iphone NAIPS" app is great. Would love an alternative for Android.

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Old 17th Dec 2009, 06:47
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I had a look at porting naips to android however all the android apps are written in java & it would take a huge amount of effort (also I'd have to buy a phone).

Also from what I have read, the android apps are quite slow since written in java and from an initial look, it is no way near as easy to set up a nice windowing system (with tabs and buttons etc).

If anybody else wants to - go for it !
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 21:21
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Do you know how it pulls the data from Airservices?

Maybe I could have a go at it.
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 21:51
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hey what about wm 6.1?? any ideas....... i about to search google
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Old 14th Jan 2010, 11:42
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Sure - it gets data from airservices by pretending to be a web browser (by submitting http get/post requests) and then filtering through the HTML output and displaying what is required. Sounds like a lot of work coz it is!! Before you do that you have to login & get a session cookie which needs to be sent off with every subsequent request. A post message for a notam may look something like: MSG=00a6&AID=NOSEND&NTM=1&LOC=YSSY

you can find out what all the variables are in each page by looking through their html. Airservices have used a fairly standard scheme so you can do a lot of copy/paste to get different stuff working. Each feature (eg location briefing etc) uses a different MSG code.
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Old 14th Jan 2010, 15:46
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But at least there is no developers fee... (or whatever Apple calls it)

<side note>
I want a Nexus One (google phone)... a gigahertz of processor. Apparently it leaves other Android phones for dead.
</sidenote>
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 20:44
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Ministry of resurrected threads...

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Old 25th Mar 2010, 23:11
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Android

Hey Ozzi ppl, just wondering what network your running the android on? I didn't know they were available in Oz yet. How are you find the phone overall > operating system, user friendlyness, size etc?

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