I was so excited to build my LoRa radios. Then so bummed that the app wasn’t in the Google app store. Then again excited when I discovered this forum and that I could install the app from the Amazon app store. Finally, a purpose for all the ancient Kindle tablets that litter my house!
Thank you for pointing out the app is still on the Amazon app store. I was able to update the firmware (although it was quirky and slow to offer to do so) and it let me discover the fun. I was so close to abandoning this tepid step into electronics and retreating back to video games but being able to send infrastructure free messages was so neat i’m now working on printing and laser cutting cases and dreaming of solar powered relays and “you are summoned” buzzers so my kids can’t escape my grasp.
I honestly don’t know why this product isn’t packaged and sold ready to use complete with a physical keyboard. I hope Peter Misekno’s Armageddon Communicator takes off (look it up!) - i’m ready to throw my wallet at him. But for the time being I get to learn all this new stuff about the world of LoRa, all the soldering and software and things this really supportive community are working on and that might just be more than half the fun. Thank you everyone.