AltosDroid

AltosDroid is the Android port of Altus Metrum's ground station program, designed to work with the TeleBT ground statiion hardware product. The latest version targets Android version 4.0 (ICS) or later. An older version is still available that works on Android 2.3.3 and later.

Where to Get It

The latest released version of AltosDroid is available from Google Play™.

What It Can Do

Current features include:

  • Display of key telemetry values
  • Telemetry logging to SD card
  • Text-to-speech announcements of flight state
  • Downlink frequency selection.

Permissions

AltosDroid requires the following permissions in order to be installed:

  • NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    • PAIR WITH BLUETOOTH DEVICES
      This permission is needed to access Bluetooth communications, allowing the pairing of and connection to TeleBT units.
  • STORAGE
    • MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGE MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD
      This permission is needed so that telemetry logs can be written to the SD card.
  • SYSTEM TOOLS
    • ACCESS BLUETOOTH SETTINGS
      This permission is used to request the enabling of Bluetooth at startup.

Source Code

The source to AltosDroid is part of the AltOS repository, which is always available from git.gag.com in the project fw/altos.

The source is in the altosdroid/ subdirectory, and is currently targetted at Android 4.0 or later. You will need to have the Android SDK installed to build AltosDroid.

Future Plans

Future features we plan to add include flight computer configuration support, Google Maps integration, and "take me to my rocket" navigation.

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