I'll take a stab at this. I've only had my Android tablet (Google
Nexus 7) since Christmas, so I still have a lot to learn.
It appears to
me that you can access the internet and web pages with a smart phone or
tablet, but the screen typically is much smaller and it is challenging to move
around the page and zoom in and enter data, etc.
A well designed app is
typically formatted for the smaller screen and makes use of some of the very
neat features of the phone or tablet such as auto-rotation for portrait or
landscape, GPS positioning so the app knows where you are, screen zoom,
A well written app is typically much easier than accessing via the
web. And it provides easy access
Many websites can sense your browser
type and automatically route you to a "mobile' website designed for smaller
devices. Kinda a cross between a normal wesite and an app.
has an Android app - QRZDROID - t access callsigns quickly and in a simple
Hope that helps.
Mike Barrell / wb9dlc
--- In 4sqrp@..., Bill Cromwell
> On Fri, 2013-03-01 at 20:47 -0600, Johnny Matlock
> > OK, I'll bite and show my
modern device ignorance. ;-)
> > Terry if you see this
first you can disregard my direct email.
> > I'm going to go ahead
and embarrass myself. This is basically
> > a copy of an offlist
email I sent Terry.
> > What the difference in the new
QRPSPOTS app and just doing it
> > direct from my android cell phone?
I've been accessing
> > QRPSPOTS from my android cell phone (Samsung
Galaxy II 4g) for
> > over a year now. While I know a little bit
about antennas and
> > radios, I'm not a computer/cell phone/android
person. It is a
> > cool app and it may be that all android devices
> > that page like the Galaxy does?
> > It
might be a simple or basic question but I am just
> > curious to know
> > I just did a very quick and simple
test post using my cell
> > direct first and then via the new app and
don't see any
> > operational or speed differences.
> > Cheerfully awaiting the most obvious and embarrassing
> > Randy_KB4QQJ
> I wondered the same thing when I saw that. I have one of those
> alec" phones but I just use my computer. I have used the phone
> accessing web pages... so..
> What is the