The following was copied from the TAPR APRS-HT Special Interest Group. Rob Wittner. Rob is developing a Windows CE version of APRS that will run on those super small handheld PC's or HPC's as they are called.
Short answer: Yes!
Long answer: I've been working diligently trying to get it
ready-for-prime-time. It was pointed out to me by someone who knows me too
well, that I need to get *something* out there and keep working on refining
it. In other words, don't wait until it's done to release something, or in
the words of Guy Kawasaki, "Don't Worry, Be Crappy!" :-)
IMNSHO, what I have completed is far from "crappy", but needs a few
s far from "crappy", but needs a few
added in order to be "useful".
- Win/MacAPRS Map Display (color with rotated text labels, icons, et al)
- Map Zoom/Move ("infinite" zoom levels, quick redraw)
- Station Display
- Icons, Icons, Icons! (Full color with overlays)
- Serial TNC (TNC-2) support
- GPS (NMEA) support
What's not there, but will be before a beta sees the light of day:
- Messaging (This is partially completed.)
What needs to be tweaked, but you won't see:
- APRS Protocol Parser (This is mostly completed, but needs some work.)
What does this mean? Well...
I keep underestimating the amount of work and/or calendar time it takes
get this piece or that piece done, and the amount of time that I have to
work on this varies greatly from week to week. (Yes, I have a life! :-)
So, instead of saying when I'll have a beta completed, I'll just pop
the SIG from time to time with a status report. When the beta's ready, you
will be the first to know.
Thanks for your patience and words of encouragement along the way.
P.S. If anyone wants a screenshot or two, e-mail me and I'll get
your hands. Thx.