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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #50 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.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2009, 11:08:05 PM by sykocus »

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #53 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

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #54 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!

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #55 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #56 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!

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2009, 07:56:46 PM »
Dave,
Any idea when V1.0.2 will be available?

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #60 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

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #61 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.



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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #62 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!


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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #63 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

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #64 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #65 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. 

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2009, 07:50:29 PM »
How about a dedicated app for blackberry now that iphone is up and running? :-)

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #67 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #68 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2009, 08:58:43 PM »
Is there a version of the application in production for blackberry smartphones?

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #71 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.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2009, 12:32:48 AM by EdmontonFireRadio »

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #72 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!

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #73 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.

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Re: LiveATC iPhone App Now Available
« Reply #74 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