Antenna Helper for U.S.
By Tinnientec Inc.
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Find the direction to the closest broadcasting site within seconds. Take you out from the guess work of adjusting a TV antenna direction. Antenna Helper is popularly used by professional installers, caraveners and DIYers.
The app uses your device's GPS and the magnetometer to find nearby over-the-air analogue, digitial TV (DTV) and HDTV signals and assists you choosing the bearing to the correct direction. Information provided by the app includes compass bearings to signals (direction), distance to signal towers, TV channel numbers, RF channel numbers, elevation, and frequency bands (UHV, Hi-V, Lo-V).
The app includes a database of all the transmitters and broadcasting sites parametres that covered the whole United States so it can work without an Internet connection.
Database comes from Federal Communications Commission and includes:
2,759 broadcasting sites
19,488 transmitters including analogue, digital televisions, booster and low-power stations
What's New in Version 1.2
I went back to confirm I'd paid for this. Installed it two days ago and around noon each day I've gotten an alert saying there's a message from the app. The 'message' is a link to an advertisement. I paid to get spammed! I wasn't happy about the generic content of the information supplied si when you combine that with the spamming this app should be yanked from the store. I gave it one star because the review software won't let you give no stars.
Only works if in N Cali
The app wants to use your current location - ok. Unfortunately, I'm in Boston. The only city options the app gives you are in N California. This is the first app in 3 years that I've ever wanted my money back. Complete piece of crap if you don't live in CA (there was nothing about that in it's description). If you do live in CA, by all means,give it a shot.
This app isn't worth anything. What a waste of $$! It only lists a few stations; but my TV can receive many more. It keeps sending me notices with links to advertisements for other products. I've never seen a worse app and I've got 341 on my iPhone!
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Sep 14, 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 2.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: XIAOFEI LU
- © 2012 Tinnientec Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.