Re: QRPspots Android App


Thanks Mike,
That makes sense. My phone does all of that via the web and at about the same speed, but I do notice the apps are accessing QRZ and some of the clusters differently. I've just noticed that after playing with the new QRPSPOTS app. I think if I were in a remote areas where there was no 3g/4g or WI-FI the app woud do far better than the direct method. It seems that way anyhow. I'll eventually test it this weekend from some sites I know I don't normally get web access from with the Galaxy.
Thanks for the info.

In a message dated 3/1/2013 11:01:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, wb9dlc@... writes:

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, etc.

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. even has an Android app - QRZDROID - t access callsigns quickly and in a simple format.

Hope that helps.

Mike Barrell / wb9dlc

--- In 4sqrp@..., Bill Cromwell wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-03-01 at 20:47 -0600, Johnny Matlock wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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 can't access
> > that page like the Galaxy does?
> > It might be a simple or basic question but I am just
> > curious to know the difference.
> >
> > 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 answer,
> >
> > Randy_KB4QQJ
> Hi,
> I wondered the same thing when I saw that. I have one of those "smart
> alec" phones but I just use my computer. I have used the phone for
> accessing web pages... so..
> What is the attraction?
> 73,
> Bill KU8H

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