Echolink for Android--Attention all ham radio nuts!!!

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  1. droidkillstheiphone
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    I, like many other ham/droid users, would love to see echolink come out with an app for the android systems as such as they have for the iphone. While looking at their site i found the following info listed under the iphone section:
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Any plans for creating other editions of EchoLink for other smartphones?[/FONT]

    Users have asked about the possibility of an EchoLink app for BlackBerry, Symbian, PalmOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. Unfortunately, these platforms are all very different from each other, so developing software for each would involve five separate development efforts, in addition to iPhone. There is no project underway right now to develop an edition of EchoLink for any of these platforms, although an edition for the Android platform is under consideration.


    You see that? they are considering it! Which means CQ CQ CQ!!! CALLING ALL HAMS!!! LOG ONTO Support AND REQUEST THEY MAKE THE APP FOR US TOO!!!


    73'S
    KD8IHC
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    Just passed my test last Saturday for my technician class license. I also think this would be way awesome if they made an android app! I'm putting in a request also...
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    THANKS for the info! I'll be posting a request this afternoon.
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    Please join the yahoo group droidhams:icon_ banana:
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    Echolink

    WOOOHooooo. That's going to be right on. I been using echomac for awhile then I got this droid phone. May some one can come up with a medical scanner like Boones used on Star Treck? K6REB
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    Request made. N9LPQ
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    Development has begun on an edition of EchoLink for Android but there is no estimated timetable for release as yet. EchoLink for iPhone was developed over a period of about 7 months. However, about 7 months. However, the server-side code can be shared with Android, so I suspect the Android effort will be somewhat less. This is the message I got back a week ago from echolink when I sent them another message and asked some questions
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    This is VERY VERY good news to us hams! Woot!
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    Going to put my 2 cents in too!

    K9VAH
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    I am looking forward to that. I currently use my droid on my motorcycle replacing my Ipod to my stereo input for the ipod.I also use the droid with TRX manager which also works for the droid.:icon_ banana:
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    I would not hold your breath on it
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    OK. The last I seen which was pretty recent it still said it was under consideration. I wish there were more Ham apps. I hope for echolink. Why do you not think Tom?
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    Do you happen to have pictures of the way you're doing this? I mean, for example, I rode just over 200 miles today and wouldn't consider listening to my Pandora, Slacker or mp3's because it would drain the battery very quickly. I do have a lighter plug but I wouldn't have a place to put the Droid.

    EchoLink on the Droid will be really cool and it won't be soon enough!
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    The apps for the droid in general are the underlying reason why its not a priority.The apps in general need to be shared finally among the carriers and devices.Until that happens its like a turtle race.
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    *UPDATE 4/11/10*
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Any plans for creating other editions of EchoLink for other smartphones?[/FONT]

    Users have asked about the possibility of an EchoLink app for BlackBerry, Symbian, PalmOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. Unfortunately, these platforms are all very different from each other, so developing software for each would involve five separate development efforts, in addition to iPhone. Development has begun on an edition of EchoLink for Android (with no release timetable yet), but there are no projects underway right now to develop editions for other platforms.



    CONGRATS ALL!!! WE'VE BUGGED THEM ENOUGH AND THEY ARE NOW DEVELOPING IT FOR ANDROID!!!
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    This would be awesome to have echolink on the phone! I just downloaded from the market callsign db, and it works great.
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    Cant wait this will be great.....

    KC2KUY

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    07-28-2010, 06:38 AM
    K1RFD [​IMG]
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    [​IMG] Android Progress
    The basic functions are up and running on this project; what remains are a few more screens in the UI and some optimization of the core engine. So it is progressing well.



    Just click on K1RFD above here and it will take you to the qrz.com forum where this was posted
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    A beta version is being tested now. Seems to work with a few minor bugs that he is working on. He sent out some invites via a google group Sunday night to test it. The group is http://groups.google.com/group/echolink-android?hl=en but Jonathan will have to approve your membership to the google group. Not sure how many testers he wants as too many can be a cluster which may be why he sent it out to a select few
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