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TECHNICAL FORUMS => Surveying => Topic started by: Tim Pickering on March 27, 2018, 03:49:50 pm

Title: Rugged phone for underground
Post by: Tim Pickering on March 27, 2018, 03:49:50 pm
TopoDroid won't work on my smartphone for some reason. I'm not tech-savvy so even with advice from the developer I can't get a compatible version. So I'm thinking about buying a relatively cheap smartphone purely for caving purposes and was looking at the Landrover waterproof/shockproof smartphone. Does anyone have any experience of successfully running TopoDroid on this type of phone?
Title: Re: Rugged phone for underground
Post by: alastairgott on March 27, 2018, 04:29:44 pm
I'd think about maybe using an Otterbox with a Standard smartphone, There's a few of the otterbox's floating around still. someone will be able to link you to one, or offer you one.

[Edit: found a link! https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=18986.msg244925#msg244925 ]

I'd think about "sexytopo" made by Rich from BEC. It's on the Google apps store. and runs a bit like PocketTopo.
Title: Re: Rugged phone for underground
Post by: alastairgott on March 27, 2018, 04:32:37 pm
Here's the "github" info page on it. https://github.com/richsmith/sexytopo

here's the Google apps page. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hwyl.sexytopo&hl=en_GB

I just think it might be worth you trying this before you go out and buy a new phone.
Title: Re: Rugged phone for underground
Post by: Tim Pickering on March 27, 2018, 04:40:19 pm
Cheers for the info. I downloaded it and very quickly deleted it after getting a virus alert for a.gray summat-or-other.
Title: Re: Rugged phone for underground
Post by: Topimo on March 27, 2018, 04:48:50 pm
The Jeep phones work, and are cheap, many surveyors use them internationally.
Otterboxes work, SUSS or ULSA have some we can flog you for a reasonable fee.
SexyTopo is much less mature than TopoDroid.
Title: Re: Rugged phone for underground
Post by: alastairgott on March 27, 2018, 04:52:26 pm
Cheers for the info. I downloaded it and very quickly deleted it after getting a virus alert for a.gray summat-or-other.
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