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Title: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 09, 2009, 04:41:02 PM
I am pleased to announce that the Version 1.0 of the LiveATC iPhone App is now available from the Apple App Store. 

Click this icon to purchase:

(http://img.liveatc.net/app-store.png)
 (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317809458&mt=8)
More features to come in subsequent versions, but LiveATC is pleased to make this available to iPhone and iPod Touch users. 

Plans are currently underway for a Blackberry app - stay tuned.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: rationaljeff on June 09, 2009, 06:06:01 PM
It works great so far for me. Thanks and nice job!

And I like the price point as well.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Dr Bob on June 09, 2009, 06:29:41 PM
Nice.
Thanks so much for all you do David.
Do you take "requests?"
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sunburn on June 09, 2009, 06:41:13 PM
Awesome, I just brought it and it's a rather nifty looking app. I look forward to playing around with it :)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: onesierrawhiskey on June 09, 2009, 08:02:43 PM
Congratulations PE, this app looks great and works like a charm. Good job.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: bueller on June 09, 2009, 09:04:15 PM
Great job on getting this app out. Works much better than fstream.  One comment. The feed under NY for Rochester is the Minesota stream. Should be KROC not KRST.  Thanks again Dave.

Jeff
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 09, 2009, 09:06:21 PM
Great job on getting this app out. Works much better than fstream.  One comment. The feed under NY for Rochester is the Minesota stream. Should be KROC not KRST.  Thanks again Dave.

Jeff

Yes, you are the second user to find that.  And our first bug...which we are working on fixing.  :-)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: fljeremy on June 09, 2009, 09:39:02 PM
Just bought the app too.. Very nice and smooth! I changed to several feeds and they start up fast. I also like the favorites feature!

Thanks for feeding my addiction on the run :)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 09, 2009, 09:46:24 PM
Just bought the app too.. Very nice and smooth! I changed to several feeds and they start up fast. I also like the favorites feature!

Thanks for feeding my addiction on the run :)

Glad you enjoy it...it is definitely a 1.0 release.  We'll be fixing any bugs that crop up and adding new features as we go.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Beantown on June 09, 2009, 09:58:13 PM
Congrats Dave! Just bought it and it looks great.

Thanks MB
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: gdrapp on June 09, 2009, 10:08:57 PM
Dave, great start on the app! It's organized very well.

Few issues I noticed...
KCSG is listed under Ohio but is actually in Georgia (Columbus, GA, not Columbus, OH)
KCMH (Columbus, OH) is missing under Ohio.  I couldn't find it anywhere in the app.
KOSU (Ohio State Airport) is also missing under Ohio.  Also couldn't find it anywhere in the app.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 09, 2009, 10:14:29 PM
Dave, great start on the app! It's organized very well.

Few issues I noticed...
KCSG is listed under Ohio but is actually in Georgia (Columbus, GA, not Columbus, OH)
KCMH (Columbus, OH) is missing under Ohio.  I couldn't find it anywhere in the app.
KOSU (Ohio State Airport) is also missing under Ohio.  Also couldn't find it anywhere in the app.


OK, thanks.  We know where the issue is, and it will require a bug fix release.  Stay tuned and sorry for the hassle.

-Dave
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: CostelloMC on June 10, 2009, 01:06:36 AM
Great app, and just in time for the new VNY feed, which is my home airport. I'm a happy liveatc fan :)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: joedog301 on June 10, 2009, 02:29:49 AM
Great job dave on the app I just downloaded it like the previous poster said blows fsteam away. hope this is around for a long time.


Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 10, 2009, 07:44:02 AM
Great job dave on the app I just downloaded it like the previous poster said blows fsteam away. hope this is around for a long time.

The app is not really meant to compete with FStream, since FStream is a general purpose tuner.  Those serve a great purpose, but this app is designed to integrate tightly with the web site and make it easier to access the LiveATC feeds on the go.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: aevins on June 10, 2009, 08:36:50 AM
Thanks a lot Dave, I usually listen to LiveATC on my iPod touch and this makes it much easier!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: ngreed on June 10, 2009, 10:32:32 AM
Great job Dave! This app really nice to have!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 10, 2009, 01:33:31 PM
Version 1.0.1 pushed to Apple...awaiting their review...fixes an airport listing bug...will hopefully show up soon.

Thanks for all the feedback so far.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sykocus on June 10, 2009, 01:39:35 PM
Couple things: Firstly where can one find the HF feeds? I'm not finding them. Secondly the graphic for the buffering icon has a sort of "specular highlight" effect on it to give a 3d look. The problem is when it's loading the graphic rotates and the specular highlight rotates with it which isn't realistic. Minor I know, but perhaps it could be fixed when someone gets the time.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: speedbird286heavy on June 10, 2009, 01:41:10 PM
Nice app, great work.

I'm not a coder meself, but is it a difficult to program it so that if there's an incoming call that can be received? Goes right onto voicemail now innit?

Again, keep it up.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 10, 2009, 01:43:05 PM
Couple things: Firstly where can one find the HF feeds? I'm not finding them. Secondly the graphic for the buffering icon has a sort of "specular highlight" effect on it to give a 3d look. The problem is when it's loading the graphic rotates and the specular highlight rotates with it which isn't realistic. Minor I know, but perhaps it could be fixed when someone gets the time.

We only have two HF feeds at the moment...it's a long story, and they will be more prominent in a future release, but for now you will find them under Boston, MA and Napa, CA.

Thanks for the feedback on the icon - we'll look into that.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 10, 2009, 01:44:56 PM
Nice app, great work.

I'm not a coder meself, but is it a difficult to program it so that if there's an incoming call that can be received? Goes right onto voicemail now innit?

Again, keep it up.

Will check into this.  Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Chananya Freedman on June 10, 2009, 02:07:05 PM
Dave, do you know if this APP eventually become free! How does one get a LiveATC into fstream. If you want me to send a P.M. and we can discuss it their just let me know! 
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sunburn on June 10, 2009, 02:12:50 PM
After a good play with the app, i'm liking it!
But just a thing i noticed, when you play a feed and press any of the buttons (home, countries etc) the feed stops playing. It'll be great if it'll continue running whilst browsing through the list of other freqs.

Zulu and a Local time would be awesome too, as would the weather. But I imagine you've got these covered in the plans for future updates.

Awesome job. Keep it up!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: guyute on June 10, 2009, 04:51:13 PM
Hi Dave!

 Thanks for the app. I would usually use Pocket Tunes but this is much easier. Works well when I am out working on the AOA in OAK. Will this app be able to be used with the push notification when 3.0 comes out next week so I can still check work emails and listen at the same time? Once again thanks for the app.....
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 10, 2009, 05:13:34 PM
Hi Dave!

 Thanks for the app. I would usually use Pocket Tunes but this is much easier. Works well when I am out working on the AOA in OAK. Will this app be able to be used with the push notification when 3.0 comes out next week so I can still check work emails and listen at the same time? Once again thanks for the app.....

The app works fine under 3.0, but not sure about push functionality quite yet.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Flyingnut on June 10, 2009, 07:19:59 PM
Great app, Dave!   :-D

Looks likes Portland, Maine is listed under Oregon.

 
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 10, 2009, 09:30:41 PM
Great app, Dave!   :-D

Looks likes Portland, Maine is listed under Oregon.
/quote]

Thanks...there is a bug fix release that we're just waiting on Apple for.  It will appear for everyone who purchased the app, once Apple releases it.  We've done our part...hang in there.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Aeromexico687 on June 11, 2009, 08:16:35 AM
Man, I just downloaded the I phone app and it’s great, being able to listen to Live ATC while driving, jogging etc, what an awesome thing, I couldn’t help it but think of my good old days. I grew up in Mexico City during the 70,s and 80’s our house was located Right about the point where the airplanes made the final turn to Plaza in the ILS DME 5R Approach, I use to love spending time in the roof of the house spotting, and wishing there was a radio to listen to what the airplanes were saying, but at 13 years old, before internet and in Mexico with no one that knows about aviation to ask it was only a wish, then came the day when my Mom took me to her friends house, while playing with her son we went into his older brothers room and there was an old Radio with allot more bands that an FM Radio, I asked him what it was for and he said that his brother used it to listen to airplanes, I turned it on and my jaw dropped when I clearly heard a Mexicana flight talking, so I carefully studied the radio and determined I was listening to VHF Hi radio above the 108 range, I have to get one I thought, well believe it or not there was a Radio shack store in Mexico city and it was about three blocks from my house, I went looking for one and all they had there was a Kit I had to put together myself, it had a series of resistors transistors capacitors and a tuner connected together through a series of springs, it required a 9 volt battery and a ear piece, the antennae was a wire strung out the window, it worked great  I used to take it upstairs to the roof  for spotting specially on Mondays and Wednesdays when the Air France Concorde flew over, it was awesome listening to it  and watching it make the turn to final with its nose up attitude trailing smoke from the engines and that unique sound, the years went by and I went through a series of Radios as technology and my wallet grew, now I’m a pilot myself flying corporate it the US and still enjoy listening to ATC, the I phone app is the greatest yet,
Thanks and keep up the great work.

Jose

Its great to listen to MMMX from so far away, thanks to Live ATC and the feed providers for the oportunity. :-)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Saabeba on June 11, 2009, 09:40:48 AM
Great app.  Although I had some feeds set up in fstream, I bought the app and I am glad I did.  However, the one thing I was looking for and that would completely differentiate it from other feeds is the list of the top channels being listned to right now. Can you please add this feature?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 11, 2009, 05:38:22 PM
Great app.  Although I had some feeds set up in fstream, I bought the app and I am glad I did.  However, the one thing I was looking for and that would completely differentiate it from other feeds is the list of the top channels being listned to right now. Can you please add this feature?

It will likely show up in a future release.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Saabeba on June 11, 2009, 07:37:33 PM
Great app.  Although I had some feeds set up in fstream, I bought the app and I am glad I did.  However, the one thing I was looking for and that would completely differentiate it from other feeds is the list of the top channels being listned to right now. Can you please add this feature?

It will likely show up in a future release.

Great.  For the casual listener it helps alert one to interesting feeds.  The iPhone is replacing my laptop; pulling up the website is not ideal.

Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sunburn on June 12, 2009, 10:30:50 PM
just out of curiosity for any of you liveatc app users - have any of the streams stopped playing resulting in having to press the play button again? it keeps happening to me every 30 or so mins.
just wondering if it's my connection that's playing up.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: YBBN on June 15, 2009, 04:17:51 AM
Absolutely FANTASTIC!

I have just purchased! This is so much more reliable than FStream - Sometimes it would take about 6-8 attempts to connect only for it to disconnect a few moments later.

Fantastic work Dave!

Regards,

Julian
(YBBN Stream Feeder)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: YBBN on June 16, 2009, 02:40:07 AM
Just a quick question:-

How does this app differentiate between operating on 3G and WiFi?? I just want to make sure when I am streaming and I am connected via my WiFi I am not chewing into my 3G data ....

Cheers,

Julian
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 16, 2009, 08:33:47 PM
Just a quick question:-

How does this app differentiate between operating on 3G and WiFi?? I just want to make sure when I am streaming and I am connected via my WiFi I am not chewing into my 3G data ....

Cheers,

Julian

Hmmm...that is an iPhone issue.  We use whatever the active network connection is.  If it's WiFi, then we stream over WiFi.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: YBBN on June 17, 2009, 05:09:19 AM
Ok sweet!

Cheers,

Julian
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: ukpylot on June 19, 2009, 12:50:33 AM
Bought this today, great way to listen to some feeds while on the go. My only comment (apart from I'd like to see more feeds from the website!) is that, for the pilots amongst us, I'd like the option to get more info such as the frequencies etc, especially where one feed does a tower and an approach, be good to know I am getting both rather than just one.

Looking forward to seeing the app evolving.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 19, 2009, 08:42:53 AM
Bought this today, great way to listen to some feeds while on the go. My only comment (apart from I'd like to see more feeds from the website!) is that, for the pilots amongst us, I'd like the option to get more info such as the frequencies etc, especially where one feed does a tower and an approach, be good to know I am getting both rather than just one.

Looking forward to seeing the app evolving.

The descriptions will get better updates as time goes on.  Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: guyute on June 19, 2009, 02:11:26 PM
Hi Dave,

 Again love the app, but after two weeks of the app I have a question about the KOAK feed. I use the app all the time when I am on the ramp, and I noticed a difference with your app and pocket tunes app. Since I am on the AOA I use just one ear piece in my left ear so I can hear the South Field. I know that the North Field / South Fields are split, but when I use LiveATC app I can only hear the tower in the left ear bud, but when I listen using Pocket Tunes with just one ear bud (Left) I can hear ground and tower.  Any idea why that is?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 19, 2009, 02:19:32 PM
Hi Dave,

 Again love the app, but after two weeks of the app I have a question about the KOAK feed. I use the app all the time when I am on the ramp, and I noticed a difference with your app and pocket tunes app. Since I am on the AOA I use just one ear piece in my left ear so I can hear the South Field. I know that the North Field / South Fields are split, but when I use LiveATC app I can only hear the tower in the left ear bud, but when I listen using Pocket Tunes with just one ear bud (Left) I can hear ground and tower.  Any idea why that is?

I don't know, but it must have to do with the way we're handling the audio stream that is different.  We will look into it.  Thanks for the report.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 21, 2009, 08:00:01 PM
Version 1.0.1 is now available - minor bug fix version which fixes the duplicate city name issue. So Portland, Columbus, and several of the other feeds are now visible.

Next version is in the works - more cool stuff coming.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: joedog301 on June 22, 2009, 02:57:49 AM
Nice speedy update on the app Dave been using it since it was released.Appreciate all the hard work u and the app designers have put into the program.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: chuckschick on June 24, 2009, 07:51:11 PM
just out of curiosity for any of you liveatc app users - have any of the streams stopped playing resulting in having to press the play button again? it keeps happening to me every 30 or so mins.
just wondering if it's my connection that's playing up.

First of all, thanks for the app Dave.

I do run into this problem listening to the Boston tower and Boston final approach feeds. It tends to cut out after just a few minutes. Oddly, it does not seem to happen when I'm listening via wifi, only 3G.

Other feeds like JFK Tower seem to work fine regardless.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 25, 2009, 11:10:07 AM
just out of curiosity for any of you liveatc app users - have any of the streams stopped playing resulting in having to press the play button again? it keeps happening to me every 30 or so mins.
just wondering if it's my connection that's playing up.

First of all, thanks for the app Dave.

I do run into this problem listening to the Boston tower and Boston final approach feeds. It tends to cut out after just a few minutes. Oddly, it does not seem to happen when I'm listening via wifi, only 3G.

Other feeds like JFK Tower seem to work fine regardless.

Thanks.  Are you moving or in the same location when this happens?  When you are on 3G or EDGE, you could be getting handed off to another cell, and I am not sure AT&T doesn't reset network connections sometimes.

We'll do more testing and make sure that the connection maintenance is more robust.

Dave
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: chuckschick on June 26, 2009, 01:18:24 PM
just out of curiosity for any of you liveatc app users - have any of the streams stopped playing resulting in having to press the play button again? it keeps happening to me every 30 or so mins.
just wondering if it's my connection that's playing up.

First of all, thanks for the app Dave.

I do run into this problem listening to the Boston tower and Boston final approach feeds. It tends to cut out after just a few minutes. Oddly, it does not seem to happen when I'm listening via wifi, only 3G.

Other feeds like JFK Tower seem to work fine regardless.

Thanks.  Are you moving or in the same location when this happens?  When you are on 3G or EDGE, you could be getting handed off to another cell, and I am not sure AT&T doesn't reset network connections sometimes.

We'll do more testing and make sure that the connection maintenance is more robust.

Dave


I've had the problem when I'm at home on 3G in an area with strong coverage as well as in the car. However, I listened to JFK Tower this morning in the car driving on 128 for about 20 miles with no problems, same as at home. On the BOS frequencies, the audio ends after a few minutes but the app still indicates that it's streaming and the timer continues to run.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 26, 2009, 01:56:30 PM
The iPhone app (or any player on your home computer) doesn't care which feed you are listening to.  The issue is almost always connection issues, either at your end, or potentially at the feed end.  For example, if there is any blip in the feed's uplink connection, the feed disconnects briefly, and all listeners are disconnected, causing everyone to have to reconnect. 

We are looking at whether, and under what conditions, automatic reconnection should be enabled in the player.  Because it is not always desirable.

Thanks for the reports.  An upcoming version (1.0.2) handles flaky connections much better, so that may help your current issues once it is released some time in the next 1-2 weeks.

Hope this helps.

Dave
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: joedog301 on June 26, 2009, 10:50:24 PM
Ive experienced the same thing  but it does not allways happen Ive got a favorite public safety channel i listen to also that does it also allways thought it was the 3g connection at the time in my car.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Steelrman on June 27, 2009, 07:38:04 PM
Dave,
If you ever have a version for other phones in the future (I'm on Sprint), please post it. Thanks.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Saabeba on June 27, 2009, 10:19:30 PM
The iPhone app (or any player on your home computer) doesn't care which feed you are listening to.  The issue is almost always connection issues, either at your end, or potentially at the feed end.  For example, if there is any blip in the feed's uplink connection, the feed disconnects briefly, and all listeners are disconnected, causing everyone to have to reconnect. 

We are looking at whether, and under what conditions, automatic reconnection should be enabled in the player.  Because it is not always desirable.

Thanks for the reports.  An upcoming version (1.0.2) handles flaky connections much better, so that may help your current issues once it is released some time in the next 1-2 weeks.

Hope this helps.

Dave


Boston Tower also stopped running for me after I tuned in about mid-afternoon while driving.  I think I have found that the drops happen when I am driving than if I am in the same spot, so it may have to due with swithching cells.  I will pay more attention in the future.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sykocus on June 28, 2009, 11:06:19 PM
The iPhone app (or any player on your home computer) doesn't care which feed you are listening to.  The issue is almost always connection issues, either at your end, or potentially at the feed end.  For example, if there is any blip in the feed's uplink connection, the feed disconnects briefly, and all listeners are disconnected, causing everyone to have to reconnect. 

We are looking at whether, and under what conditions, automatic reconnection should be enabled in the player.  Because it is not always desirable.

Thanks for the reports.  An upcoming version (1.0.2) handles flaky connections much better, so that may help your current issues once it is released some time in the next 1-2 weeks.

Hope this helps.

Dave

I've run into an issue where sometimes no feeds are visible. It will show some of different area's but the channels list is blank. E.g. I can select California and see SAN, LAX and SFO, but if select one of those places there is nothing to select under channels. The 3g in my area can be somewhat unreliable, so it seems to me that at times the app is unable update the database when it loads. The problem would appear to be that it doesn't let the user know it wasn't able to successfully update the database. The app just loads like normal, but w/o any channels to play.

I don't know if that's one of the issues being addressed in the next update, but I thought I'd bring it up.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 28, 2009, 11:12:36 PM
Yes, definitely one of the issues being addressed.  Should be fixed in 1.0.2, due out soon.

If you relaunch the app when you have good connectivity you should be OK, though, right?  For now, anyway.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Goiko47 on June 29, 2009, 09:45:31 AM
It doesn't work to me.

When I select an airport there's nothing inside, just blank.

Oh, and I can only select United States.

I'm using Ipod touch.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 29, 2009, 10:01:51 AM
It doesn't work to me.

When I select an airport there's nothing inside, just blank.

Oh, and I can only select United States.

I'm using Ipod touch.

The issue is typically that you had no network connection available at
the time you launch the application, or that the network connection
failed during the transfer of the database.

Try:
1) Quitting the app.
2) Verifying that you have a network connection.
3) Relaunching the app and checking the list again.

Note that not all streams are always available, but that will not
prevent you from seeing which airports are potentially available.

If this does not work please reply to this message and let me know what
type of network connection you are on (mainly looking to see if it is a
satellite connection as opposed to DSL or cable).  

There is a latency issue that prevents channels from showing as live if you are on a super
high latency connection - we do have a fixed version that we are submitting to Apple.  But
that high a latency should be rare.

If this fails, try deleting the app and reinstalling.  If that does not work, submit a ticket on the site at:  http://www.liveatc.net/contact and I will help you offline.


Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Goiko47 on June 29, 2009, 10:40:03 AM
It doesn't work to me.

When I select an airport there's nothing inside, just blank.

Oh, and I can only select United States.

I'm using Ipod touch.

The issue is typically that you had no network connection available at
the time you launch the application, or that the network connection
failed during the transfer of the database.

Try:
1) Quitting the app.
2) Verifying that you have a network connection.
3) Relaunching the app and checking the list again.

Note that not all streams are always available, but that will not
prevent you from seeing which airports are potentially available.

If this does not work please reply to this message and let me know what
type of network connection you are on (mainly looking to see if it is a
satellite connection as opposed to DSL or cable).  

There is a latency issue that prevents channels from showing as live if you are on a super
high latency connection - we do have a fixed version that we are submitting to Apple.  But
that high a latency should be rare.

If this fails, try deleting the app and reinstalling.  If that does not work, submit a ticket on the site at:  http://www.liveatc.net/contact and I will help you offline.


Thanks,
Dave

Still not working.

I'm using a DSL connection, I'll send you an email.

Thanks!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on June 30, 2009, 09:09:52 AM
Version 1.0.2 will likely fix any problems you are having.  We expect to submit it to Apple today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Goiko47 on July 03, 2009, 10:57:03 AM
Problem solved!

I connected to another internet connection and back to home it works good. I still have to try few times to start listening but it's ok.

Thank you dave!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Saabeba on July 03, 2009, 02:00:59 PM
Seems to be a little finicky while listening to Boston Tower.  The seconds are counting up, but the audio is silent after initiallly working fine.  Thought it was dead air, but not the case.  I recently updated to OS 3.0, so perhaps upcoming update will address.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 06, 2009, 07:06:30 AM
Seems to be a little finicky while listening to Boston Tower.  The seconds are counting up, but the audio is silent after initiallly working fine.  Thought it was dead air, but not the case.  I recently updated to OS 3.0, so perhaps upcoming update will address.

All feeds are identical from a listener perspective.  That you had an issue with a particular feed when listening has nothing to do with that particular feed.  It generally is due to a flaky or intermittent network connection on your end.   In some cases the feed may have gone down in the middle of you listening, but with Boston it has had 100% uptime recently.

In any case, v1.0.2 should auto-reconnect when you experience bad cell handoffs or intermittent network connectivity.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Sparkyman2008 on July 09, 2009, 07:56:46 PM
Dave,
Any idea when V1.0.2 will be available?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 09, 2009, 09:59:13 PM
Dave,
Any idea when V1.0.2 will be available?

It is available now...sorry, I forgot to post that here.   You should get updated immediately when you sync.

Dave
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 14, 2009, 06:56:36 AM
Cool new features coming soon in v1.1 of the iPhone app:

- Nearby (uses iPhone location to show you airports near you, along with distance)
- ATC channel keeps playing while you navigate for new channel
- Top 50 Channels

Looking for 2-3 more good and interested beta testers.  If you have not purchased the app PM me.


Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 17, 2009, 12:28:01 PM
1) Still looking for another beta tester or two.  Has to be someone who has not purchased the iPhone app already.  Email or PM me.   

2) If you like the app, please give it a good review in iTunes - good reviews really help out.  We are doing well so far, but can always use more help.  Some reviewers complain about things that have nothing to do at all wth the app, but that's part of the risk of running a service that an app interfaces with.  :-)

New, cool features coming in version 1.1 pretty soon!

Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: WEStJet91DL on July 20, 2009, 01:36:32 AM
is there some way you could get it to keep playing while navigating different parts of the iTouch/iPhone? like how the standard ipod app does? just an idea..  :-D
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 20, 2009, 07:28:16 AM
is it necessary to update the whole database once the application loads?  99% of the time I am opening the program and going to my favorite feeds.  I dont need a full database update because I am not going to be searching through the feeds.. What if you did it per page or something.  Click on USA and old the USA gets updated.  Might save some bandwidth and some load time.

just a though.  other then that its great

The database changes pretty often.  But, we only fully load it (despite what the message says on launch) when there is a change.  The app checks whether any changes have been made every time it launches, and only pulls a new database if changes have been made.  It takes very minimal bandwidth to do this.  If it seems a little bit slow, that is just network latency if you are on a slower connection. 

To disable this for some users based on a stored preference would add a layer of complexity that most folks don't need, in my opinion.  Trying to keep things simple.  But will keep it on the list of wishes in case it fits in with future planned changes.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 20, 2009, 07:30:44 AM
is there some way you could get it to keep playing while navigating different parts of the iTouch/iPhone? like how the standard ipod app does? just an idea..  :-D

I don't know of any audio player besides the iPod player that is allowed to do that.  You have to be as cool as Apple (and own the platform) to be able to do that.  :-)

Version 1.1 (in final testing) of LiveATC Air Radio keeps the stream playing when you navigate around the app looking for another feed to tune in. 
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: athaker on July 23, 2009, 07:50:29 PM
How about a dedicated app for blackberry now that iphone is up and running? :-)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 23, 2009, 08:03:39 PM
How about a dedicated app for blackberry now that iphone is up and running? :-)

I am looking into a dedicated app for the Blackberry.  But no ETA on it at this time.

Also looking into some other platforms - stay tuned.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sunburn on July 28, 2009, 10:25:20 PM
How about a tab with an iPhone optimized version of the forums?



^^ i second this. i'm always checking the forum through the iphone.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on July 29, 2009, 11:22:33 AM
There is a built-in mobile version but it is set up for WAP, which doesn't offer much in terms of features (i.e., not worth it).  Definitely does not offer posting.  When the new version of the forum software comes out (it is in Release Candidate status) I will look at upgrading, especially if it offers better mobile access capability.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: CarbineGuy on August 15, 2009, 08:58:43 PM
Is there a version of the application in production for blackberry smartphones?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: EdmontonFireRadio on August 16, 2009, 12:29:00 AM
Is there a version of the application in production for blackberry smartphones?

Here's a quote from the site owner a few posts up. Hope this helps to answer your question.

Welcome to the forum. I'm somewhat new here as well and still getting used to how to find things. But thus far I am impressed with this forum. There are quite a few people very willing to help out new people to the board. 

How about a dedicated app for blackberry now that iphone is up and running? :-)

I am looking into a dedicated app for the Blackberry.  But no ETA on it at this time.

Also looking into some other platforms - stay tuned.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: TecnoMuzik on August 18, 2009, 08:07:57 PM
I just wanted to stop by and say how much I love this app.  Thanks for creating it and keeping on top of it!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: EdmontonFireRadio on August 25, 2009, 04:11:28 PM
Version 1.1 has just been released in the App Store. For those that have purchased it already, just open up the App Store and then go to updates.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on August 25, 2009, 04:14:43 PM
Version 1.1 will show up in the next 12-24 hours.  So don't go there just yet. 

And please don't write in asking when it will be available.  It's now up to the Apple propagation delay.  :-)
Patience is a virtue.

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: joedog301 on August 25, 2009, 08:07:25 PM
Well just to update i looked in my available updates for my apps new version is showing up dave good job on the updates .
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: tmpffisch on August 26, 2009, 02:36:06 AM
1.1 works great.

Would it be possible to add the option for it to automatically open and start playing a pre-selected stream?  Rather than opening the app, going to favourites, selecting the one I always use, then hitting play?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sykocus on August 26, 2009, 07:09:45 AM
The "nearby" feature causes the app to crash for me. There aren't any feeds that are particularly close to me, but I firgure a crash isn't exactly the desired result when such a problem
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on August 26, 2009, 07:36:46 AM
We are already aware of the big and are submitting a fix to Apple.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: shortboarder on August 26, 2009, 12:49:36 PM
Great job on the app - it's rock solid.

Three humble requests for the future:

1- AIRMET/SIGMET maps
2- Sector maps for reference (ie CAMRN, ROBER, JOLIET etc.)
3- Possibly move the Atlantic/Pacific Oceanic HF feeds under another heading (rather than the state) - they're a bit hard to find if you don't know where to look.

I'm not encountering the bug with "nearby" on a first gen iPhone, btw.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Yuusada on August 29, 2009, 01:16:23 PM
I ran into a bit of a bug that's sounds similar to trouble others are having, based on reviews in the app store. Citizens hear me out, this could happen to you!

As of v1.1.0, the bottom button bar is now configurable. I figure that I would get rid of the "Home" button since it only gives me information that I'm already familiar with, and I'd much rather the space be used by a more useful function such as "Favorites" or "Nearby".

The moral of this story: Do not do this!

I didn't realize at the time, but it seems the app doesn't load the LiveATC database at startup unless "Home" is somewhere in that bottom button bar. It doesn't need to be the first one on the left, but it does need to be there. Suddenly all my favorites were being auto-removed, nothing would show up under U.S.A. or under "Countries" and the app would crash when I went to "Nearby" even though I live in the San Francisco bay area, nearby at least three major airports.

Everything went smooth again after I realized what was happening and put the button back. Ideally, the app would load the DB on start regardless of the configuration of the button bar. Another option, I supposes, is to make it such that the "Home" button cannot be removed, but I would find this solution less than optimal.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get poor Charlie off the M.T.A.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on August 29, 2009, 09:06:18 PM
Not sure what prompted this.  :-)  There is no such functionality as "...button bar is now configurable." 

Eventually the Home view in the app will become something else, but not quite yet.

Anyway, I found it interesting that you thought this was configurable.  :-)

Dave



I ran into a bit of a bug that's sounds similar to trouble others are having, based on reviews in the app store. Citizens hear me out, this could happen to you!

As of v1.1.0, the bottom button bar is now configurable. I figure that I would get rid of the "Home" button since it only gives me information that I'm already familiar with, and I'd much rather the space be used by a more useful function such as "Favorites" or "Nearby".

The moral of this story: Do not do this!

I didn't realize at the time, but it seems the app doesn't load the LiveATC database at startup unless "Home" is somewhere in that bottom button bar. It doesn't need to be the first one on the left, but it does need to be there. Suddenly all my favorites were being auto-removed, nothing would show up under U.S.A. or under "Countries" and the app would crash when I went to "Nearby" even though I live in the San Francisco bay area, nearby at least three major airports.

Everything went smooth again after I realized what was happening and put the button back. Ideally, the app would load the DB on start regardless of the configuration of the button bar. Another option, I supposes, is to make it such that the "Home" button cannot be removed, but I would find this solution less than optimal.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get poor Charlie off the M.T.A.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: sykocus on August 29, 2009, 10:05:49 PM
Not sure what prompted this.  :-)  There is no such functionality as "...button bar is now configurable." 

Eventually the Home view in the app will become something else, but not quite yet.

Anyway, I found it interesting that you thought this was configurable.  :-)

Dave


If you press More then Edit you can change what is available in the bottom menu bar. I think that is what he is talking about.

(http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/152429/photo.jpg) (http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/152429/photo 2.jpg)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Yuusada on August 30, 2009, 03:55:44 AM


If you press More then Edit you can change what is available in the bottom menu bar. I think that is what he is talking about.


Indeed it is. I apologize for not being more clear. If you edit the buttons as shown in the screen caps and omit the "Home" button, bad things start to happen.

As for what brought this about... *shrug* It's just a bug report if you will. I absolutely love the app. I use it to practice my radio work by listening to local approach controllers.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on August 31, 2009, 10:27:00 AM
Thanks...will look into it more.  To be honest, I didn't even notice that functionality.  I guess we added it but not totally by design.  :-) 

Will have to look at that again because there is no real good use case for it right now.  So don't be surprised if it goes away. :-)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dutchmil on September 02, 2009, 08:05:53 PM
Hi Dave,

I think the previous version was better, I could listen to feeds via a WiFi connection,
but the new version doesn't allow that anymore .....

Regards,


René.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on September 04, 2009, 02:46:54 PM
The version doesn't care what kind of connection you are on - should work fine on WiFi.  Tested on many WiFi networks - contact me privately and we can figure out what is wrong on your end.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: aevins on September 05, 2009, 02:12:26 PM
http://www.jaunted.com/story/2009/9/4/101911/0951/travel/Listen+In+On+Air+Traffic+Control+From+Your+iPhone
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Flyingnut on September 05, 2009, 02:50:05 PM
The latest version works great with WiFi.  I have a 1st gen iPod Touch and WiFi is my only choice.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: cactus276 on September 10, 2009, 03:36:53 AM
Downloaded the app over Labor Day weekend, and I love it!
About the only problem I have is for some reason I can't tune YPPH.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on September 10, 2009, 11:59:02 AM
Downloaded the app over Labor Day weekend, and I love it!
About the only problem I have is for some reason I can't tune YPPH.

That is being worked on.  The feeder is streaming in the wrong format.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: nycrich on September 10, 2009, 09:58:54 PM
Nice to use it while flying on commercial airlines with WiFi . Since scanners are now a big no-no.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: matucker18 on October 01, 2009, 05:01:57 AM
Any update on the Blackberry app?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on October 01, 2009, 04:34:50 PM
Any update on the Blackberry app?

Not at this time.  When I have news I will post it.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Suave on October 02, 2009, 10:33:09 AM
Sounds promising, however I'd like to know one thing before I buy it. And this is whether the feed continues after the screen is locked (ie. turned off). If it has to be on while you're listening thats no good on the battery.

Regards
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on October 02, 2009, 10:34:04 AM
Yes, it continues to play after the screen is locked.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Suave on October 02, 2009, 11:35:19 AM
Awesome. I don't know if its possible or not but is there any way in the future that Liveatc can be listened to on the iphone running in the background, so the user can do other things?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on October 02, 2009, 11:37:54 AM
Awesome. I don't know if its possible or not but is there any way in the future that Liveatc can be listened to on the iphone running in the background, so the user can do other things?

If Apple ever allows other apps besides iTunes to play in the background.  Right now they don't.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: EdmontonFireRadio on October 02, 2009, 05:13:16 PM
Dave,

Try listening to the feed directly off of the LiveATC server with your iPhone instead of using the app. I know with our feed for the Edmonton Fire Department, if a user goes to our website with the Safari browser and selects the icon to listen, it will launch the built in media player. If you are able to listen to the feed directly off of the LiveATC server you may be able to enable a background play mode from within the application. Keep in mind, this will only work if a person has a firmware version of 3.0 or later.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Suave on October 16, 2009, 01:38:58 AM
With the new update, if you go into 'More' and select something under that tab, you can't get back to the original list of things under 'More' without rebooting the App, as far as I can see. Possible bug? - Or perhaps intentional.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: bmctigue on October 19, 2009, 09:10:23 AM
Hi Suave,

You can just hit the More button again to go to the More screen. In general, when you are navigating in any tab section like More, Favorites, etc, the views are stacking one on top the other. By tapping the tab button repeatedly, you remove the latest view on the stack of views. So you can always hit a tab button twice to go back to a previous screen. This is useful, because you will generally go back to the last view you were looking at in each tab if you click on different tabs. Hope that makes sense,

Bruce
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: O.B. on November 19, 2009, 12:01:48 PM
hey folks,

i got the liveatc app a few days ago... it all worked fine so far. but now there aren't any channels neither in the "Countries" nor in the "USA" tab.

TOP50, HF & U.S. ARTCC still work...

hope someone can tell me something about that bug.

greets from germany, O.B.  :-)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: njs5225 on December 11, 2009, 09:26:32 PM
this may have been gone over in previous posts. But are there any apps, or ways to listen to liveatc.net on blackberry (storm)??
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: O.B. on December 12, 2009, 04:53:28 AM
Well  after simply reinstalling the app (dave told me via email) everything works fine :)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on December 31, 2009, 10:29:16 PM
Background playing is already in v1.3, due out in a few weeks.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Saabeba on February 07, 2010, 03:58:32 PM
Hi Dave,

I listen to the app while driving.  Can you provide options so that the app opens into the stream that you left it at last? I  usually listen to KJKF tower, and it now requires three touches to get to listeneing (going through my favorites) versus going in with one touch when opening the app.  It makes a difference when driving.

Awesome job on the stability of the channels while listening.

Thanks.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on February 07, 2010, 04:18:53 PM
Will certainly add it to the enhancement list.  Another option is to simply start listening before you start driving.  Even safer.  :-)

Hi Dave,

I listen to the app while driving.  Can you provide options so that the app opens into the stream that you left it at last? I  usually listen to KJKF tower, and it now requires three touches to get to listeneing (going through my favorites) versus going in with one touch when opening the app.  It makes a difference when driving.

Awesome job on the stability of the channels while listening.

Thanks.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Saabeba on February 07, 2010, 04:25:57 PM
 :lol:

The phone calls interrupt and I will listen to news before turning on the app.  I appreciate it.  Only thing I can think of to make it easier to use.  Thanks for the airport maps and the top 50 feeds.



Will certainly add it to the enhancement list.  Another option is to simply start listening before you start driving.  Even safer.  :-)

Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: WEStJet91DL on February 18, 2010, 10:13:48 PM
is there some way you could get it to keep playing while navigating different parts of the iTouch/iPhone? like how the standard ipod app does? just an idea..  :-D

I don't know of any audio player besides the iPod player that is allowed to do that.  You have to be as cool as Apple (and own the platform) to be able to do that.  :-)

Version 1.1 (in final testing) of LiveATC Air Radio keeps the stream playing when you navigate around the app looking for another feed to tune in. 
I guess you guys ARE as cool as Apple.  8-) :wink:
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: shortboarder on March 03, 2010, 05:22:14 PM
A humble request for future versions: recording. 

Extra credit: keep a 15-30 second cache of the current audio feed in memory, and have a "flash" record feature that saves the cached audio to a file.

I regularly hear exchanges that I wish I could archive (and ultimately post here), but I'm never recording continuously, and I'm usually listening via the iPhone rather than my desktop.


Thanks for all the great work - it's a rock solid app!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: shortboarder on March 03, 2010, 05:55:14 PM
Are there archives other than the select recordings in the forums?

The feeders don't have any legal right over the use of the material that they are plucking out of the air. I can easily record feeds on my computer 24/7 if I really wanted to. (Linking to feeds or providing feeds without crediting and/or having LiveATC's permission is another matter altogether)

Check out the iPhone app Scanner911 - you can record feeds from hundreds of sources.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: shortboarder on March 03, 2010, 06:05:16 PM
Found the archives - learned something new today. Very cool...
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: toeknee25 on March 04, 2010, 11:45:13 PM
Don't know if its possible but it would be great if you could the quick scroll feature in the USA and Countries list. It's similar to what the contacts app has to quickly get to say T instead of having to flick the screen forever :D
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Gerardius on March 12, 2010, 10:34:31 AM
Great, thanks, I got it a few minutes ago... but I can't find airports from Spain. Why?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: jettechfsr on February 18, 2011, 03:26:49 PM
Love the IPhone App would love one for the Galaxy Tab Android :)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: scangwinnett on February 28, 2011, 06:29:13 PM
Love the IPhone App would love one for the Galaxy Tab Android :)
Besides being able to listen using your phone's built-in player, you can also listen using the Scanner Radio app by adding a links to your favorite LiveATC feeds in the Custom Scanners section (click on Browse, then on Custom Scanners, and then select Add from the menu).

-- Gordon (creator of the Android Scanner Radio app)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on February 28, 2011, 06:33:25 PM
Love the IPhone App would love one for the Galaxy Tab Android :)

The LiveATC app for Android will be entering a private beta soon.  It should be launched some time in the next 30 days or so.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Phlux on March 01, 2011, 07:57:19 AM
Hi Dave,

Sorry to be a broken record, but is the Blackberry app anywhere close to beta?  I know the BB platform is a pain, so if it isn't on the horizon it's no biggie.  The mobile site is working fine for me.  Just curious.... :-D
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on March 01, 2011, 08:04:03 AM
Hi Dave,

Sorry to be a broken record, but is the Blackberry app anywhere close to beta?  I know the BB platform is a pain, so if it isn't on the horizon it's no biggie.  The mobile site is working fine for me.  Just curious.... :-D

Summer timeframe.  Android is first.  And yes, the platform is a bit of a pain.  :-)
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Phlux on March 01, 2011, 05:16:27 PM
Roger that.  Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: joeyb747 on March 01, 2011, 05:59:55 PM

Summer timeframe.  Android is first.  


Looking forward to the Android app as the Mobile Version on my EVO is having issues...feeds play for a few seconds then click off and I get error message "Sorry, this video cannot be played"...   :?

Are you thinking summer for that as well?
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: dave on March 01, 2011, 07:34:19 PM
No, it will be released in the next 30-45 days, barring any unforeseen issues in testing.  That is all the info I can provide right now.
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: joeyb747 on March 01, 2011, 07:36:14 PM
No, it will be released in the next 30-45 days, barring any unforeseen issues in testing.  That is all the info I can provide right now.

Right on!  8-)

Thanks!
Title: Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
Post by: Flyingnut on July 24, 2011, 01:45:31 PM
Are there plans to have the iPhone app to support the Apple AirPlay functionality?