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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2012, 14:46:33 »
Nice app Mike.

Now, if I can just convince 9Domestic that grocery shopping would go much simpler if she would use this.

Costco is like a battlefield most days  ;D

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2012, 14:50:11 »
A sneak peek at 1.1:


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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2012, 09:36:02 »
Whats the difficulty level in coding for Android? I've got a lot of time to kill in Kabul...

I wish I knew something about coding - but if someone does end up producing an Android version, I'll happily download these apps, and pay a few bucks if asked. 
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2012, 09:37:56 »
I didn't know the reports and returns were a 1.1 only thing.  I looked like a retard trying to show it to a guy who I convinced to download the app last night.  I don't have it so didn't know it wasn't included in 1.0.
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2012, 10:16:16 »
I wish I knew something about coding - but if someone does end up producing an Android version, I'll happily download these apps, and pay a few bucks if asked.

I'm downloading all the required material for Android coding right now, its slow going, but should be done in a few days. I looked up some information, and I guess its fairly easy to code. Once I figure it out, I'll make an Android version with Mike's permission.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2012, 10:23:19 »
I'm downloading all the required material for Android coding right now, its slow going, but should be done in a few days. I looked up some information, and I guess its fairly easy to code. Once I figure it out, I'll make an Android version with Mike's permission.

That's great news!  Thanks a lot, PuckChaser.    (You may have BB users lining up next too!)   :)
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2012, 10:26:22 »
I'm downloading all the required material for Android coding right now, its slow going, but should be done in a few days. I looked up some information, and I guess its fairly easy to code. Once I figure it out, I'll make an Android version with Mike's permission.

That's great, and no need to ask my permission - it's a solid idea! :)

Let me know if there's some way I can assist.


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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2012, 10:28:55 »
Once I get everything loaded and figured out, I'll send you a PM. Basically just need screenshots of the IPhone app (so I can make as close a copy as possible).

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2012, 10:36:41 »
A sneak peek at 1.1:
I think its a great idea, however, not to be a "stick in the mud", will the CF ever adopt a wireless environment where IPads or similar tablets in the CP are the norm?
Or are we there already?


Another thought....don't let the Jimmies know about this......the IPad will be double the size and triple the weight, and all the features except e-mail will be disabled!!  ;)
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2012, 11:27:28 »
Jim, when I was doing work up training for teh olympics, I had some of the other crew commanders in my troop install and enable the google latitude app which allowed us to see real time where the others were.  This helpe4d greatly during road moves from Montreal to Valcartier.
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2012, 11:33:54 »
Jim officially I'm sure it will never fly, but unofficially it won't hurt to have it in your pocket for those times when you need a quick reference. It'll work over the cell network so you don't need to rely on any other infrastructure being in place.


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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2012, 11:54:03 »
Wireless will start to get some traction, but its a difficult medium to use as we don't control the towers. The US is starting to hand out tablets and develop apps (I have their Dari language app for my tablet).

There are such a thing as secure wireless devices, but they're expensive because they need onboard crypto. If the cost goes down, you might see more and more of them.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2012, 16:27:35 »
Standby, 1.1 is going through the approval process right now.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2012, 16:35:14 »
Is the BB system not an encrypted system, thus would not their playbook be encrypted?
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2012, 16:44:23 »
Is the BB system not an encrypted system, thus would not their playbook be encrypted?

BB traffic is encrypted using Triple DES or AES.  To be approved for classified traffic, they have to use Type 1 encryption, and there's only one device I'm aware of that's using that - SME PED.  Don't look for one anytime soon.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2012, 17:04:45 »
Standby, 1.1 is going through the approval process right now.

I hope so, the hours awake at night hitting the refresh button must end soon!!
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2012, 20:14:49 »
I hope so, the hours awake at night hitting the refresh button must end soon!!

You can give your refresh finger a rest, it's now available as an update. :)

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2012, 20:24:14 »
Love the app, saves me having to bring all kinds of cards home to refresh while on leave. Can't say as I'd use it during a field ex, but for working on orders or as a refresher during downtime this is simply amazing. Thank you for making it available (and free!)

I'd love to see a section on "mission task verbs", if further updates are in the works.
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2012, 20:39:27 »
Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad it's of some use.

I'd love to see a section on "mission task verbs", if further updates are in the works.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2012, 20:45:52 »
Ah - already ahead of me. I thought I had looked the app over already, but missed this!  Thank you.
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2012, 11:26:56 »
Here's a thought: in the reports and return section, maybe a part where you can scribble down notes? 
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2012, 12:04:32 »
Good idea. I have already considered a few things along those lines... unfortunately the design I used doesn't lend itself to that sort of thing, but it's not ruled out at this point either. Just means a bit more work and research.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2012, 12:51:00 »
"Gentlemen, Orders"

*insert DS apoplexy as iPhone is pulled out of pocket*

Cool app, definitely has great potential, if for nothing else but a refresher tool. This is straight into my work folder along with my MGRS GPS and Advanced Radiolink calculator.

Hmm. Maybe a new topic with useful apps to have is up.
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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2012, 13:07:59 »
Cool app, definitely has great potential, if for nothing else but a refresher tool. This is straight into my work folder along with my MGRS GPS and Advanced Radiolink calculator.

Hmm. Maybe a new topic with useful apps to have is up.

You've got 2 apps right there I'd love to have... hope they have Android versions.

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Re: Announcing the Battle Procedure Aide Memoire for iPhone/iPad
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2012, 13:08:36 »
I use "basic GPS" for my MGRS numbers.

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