Thank you goTenna Team for new App updates and firmware. I demoed to a ham radio class last night and will again to a super active (top 10% nationally) ham radio club (AARL) and CERT team this Monday night. People were highly receptive and going right on the website when I was explaining and demoing. If you have any PPT slides I can use for the future please share. Also, are there any group discounts?
I have a few ideas for improvement on the Random GID function in the IOS app. I would rather use a random GID for public use instead of my real phone number for privacy reasons. Great example is the Bio in my user profile.
Please make the GID copy/paste able on iPhone. Right now whenever I press or press and hold to try to copy it takes me to the screen to change it. Having to remember a looong number and go back and forth between screens is just asking for user error.
Please make the GID alpha numeric so it can be shorter while still unique to goTenna. If there is potential for confusion with other things like MAC addresses or Radio handles, maybe start all of them with GIDxxxxxxx?
Allow people to add others as contacts or to send/receive messages by either the public GID and a device’s phone number if they are not the same. From an app perspective I assume the user’s phone app will just be listening for either of those. Might be relatively easy depending on how encryption is being done. This way privacy can still be kept, but relatives and friends can contact a person in an emergency without haveing to know the random GID.