Don’t kill my apps

Smartphones are getting more and more powerful, but the battery capacity is lagging behind. Vendors are always trying to squeeze some battery saving features into the firmware with each new Android release.

But some go so far that they break useful apps just to artificially claim more battery life. This even gets so absurd that with some vendors (e.g. Nokia, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung or Huawei) our smartphones are becoming dumbphones again.”

Our mission | Don’t kill my app! (

Here are some tips for Dump1090 to prevent that.

Dump1090 Shopping Guide

What’s needed

What is necessary to build an mobile “to go” ADS-B receiver with your Android phone, tablet, TV-Box.

In this post I will show you buying links to components like USB Cable, RTL-SDR Dongle, Antenna.

Estimate total costs from 20€ to 50€ with good hardware components from Aliexpress. Could be the half if you already have some components.

FAQ Dump1090 Android

Frequently Asked Questions:: All about Android Dump1090 ADS-B App
Site in progress – will work every day to update it

What is it ?

The app turns your Android phone, tablet or TV box into an ADS-B receiver and displays received aircraft on a map.
Please note that my basic idea was not to replace Raspberry Pi style receivers or similar. This should give you the ability to see aircraft on your mobile devices in a portable way.
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