Develop a SPOT app tha could be downloaded onto a smartphone and not have to have the SPOT device
I would like to see an app for a smartphone that would allow the user to emulate the SPOT device instead of having to purchase and carry the SPOT device.
This idea shows a clear lack of understanding of how the SPOT device sends it's messages. It uses the satellite network to SEND messages, not just receive GPS location data. Mobile phones are not capable of sending messages via a satellite network, they rely on having a mobile network data connection, which is obviously specific to the SIM card in your phone, the country you are in (including foreign travel), the validity of a data plan, and the availability of a signal in the most remote areas. If I was the person who suggested this I'd delete this idea ASAP!