Next WsprNet Viewer release (with maps) for Android in beta.

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Next WsprNet Viewer release (with maps) for Android in beta.

The next iteration will include Google maps capability to display great circle propagation, markers, and beacon heat maps. See some screen shots (using Chrome or Internet Explorer) here:
https://github.com/jglandorf/WsprNetViewer/blob/branchMaps/README.md
If anyone would like to test the beta version before it gets uploaded to the play store, you can install it manually:

1) Turn on the Android device's install from 'Unknown sources' option:
System menu button...System settings...Security...Unknown sources
2) Make sure you have a file manager program for your Android device, such as OI File Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager
3) Download 'app-release.apk' from https://github.com/jglandorf/WsprNetViewer/tree/branchMaps/app .
4) Connect your Android device to the PC via a USB cable.
5) Copy the apk file from the PC to a convenient location on the Android device. For example,
Computer\\SD card
Disconnect the USB cable.
7) Use the Android device's file manager to navigate to the apk you copied. It may not appear to be in a similar location as seen from the PC. On a sample Android 4.4 phone, it appears under
home/storage/external_SD
8) Click on the apk file. A screen will appear asking if you want to install the apk; click 'next'.
9) You can launch the application from the following screen, or by finding it in the 'Apps' menu.

Something to try out:
Tap 'Map' near the top of the screen.
Long-click a location on the map to set your QTH.
In the Maps settings, turn on TX markers.
Zoom in on a marker to click it; the pop-up displays the beacon data.
Touch the pop-up to display the directional antenna heading from your QTH to the beacon.

Constructive feedback is appreciated; send it directly to jglandorf at gmail dot com, and include helpful notes, such as what hardware you're using, and what you were doing if anything bad happens.

Thanks, and thanks to the hundreds of people who have already downloaded the WsprNet Viewer program from the Google/Android play store and tried it:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glandorf1.joe.wsprnetv...

--Joe, AC8ES