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Old July 5th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Android Aviation Apps?

Now that I'm flying again, I'm looking for some good Android Aviation Apps. So far, I have found that WingX is good, but pricy ($99 is pretty retarded for a phone app).

I downloaded one called "Journey Tracker" that is not specifically an Aviation App, but allows you to save GPS tracks for upload and review later in Google Earth. I tried it out driving around, and it seems to work pretty good. Will try next time I fly.

Any other suggestions? I'd like something that will do moving map over a sectional or L-chart, but I haven't yet found anything. ForeFlight is still working on their Android app, so that's not available yet.
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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

These are the free ones I have:
Aviation WX from NOAA
Aviation Weather v1.5
Flight Tools E6B

I don't have it but people rave about it, ForeFlight ($9.99)
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IntelliPilot - surprisingly good logbook program
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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

Keep in mind that ForeFlight for Android is nowhere near the same product or as good as Foreflight for the iPhone.
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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

AirWx hasn't been mentioned yet. I like it; can view charts, and I love the "Call AWOS" button on the Settings menu when viewing a particular airport.
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Keep in mind that ForeFlight for Android is nowhere near the same product or as good as Foreflight for the iPhone.
I have it, and totally agree; it's only weather (even named such: ForeFlight Weather), no flight planning. I find AirWx does a better job of the weather. I'm hoping ForeFlight eventually extends to the Android version the features they have on the iPhone.
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Keep in mind that ForeFlight for Android is nowhere near the same product or as good as Foreflight for the iPhone.
Good to know.

Do you know what the deltas are?

Info like that would be valuable, I had not even looked to see if they were any different. My assumption was that they were the same just based on the name alone.
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Good to know.

Do you know what the deltas are?

Info like that would be valuable, I had not even looked to see if they were any different. My assumption was that they were the same just based on the name alone.
They are significantly different. Foreflight web site lays out a lot of the differences, but the biggest delta is this: for the android: it's pretty much just weather... for the iPhone/iPad it includes weather, flight planning, charts, and GPS (and more).
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Good to know.

Do you know what the deltas are?

Info like that would be valuable, I had not even looked to see if they were any different. My assumption was that they were the same just based on the name alone.
iPhone/iPad:
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AirWx hasn't been mentioned yet. I like it; can view charts, and I love the "Call AWOS" button on the Settings menu when viewing a particular airport.
The only problem I have with the AWOS button is that it doesn't seem to have one for anywhere that doesn't have a METAR...if it had a METAR, I wouldn't need the AWOS most of the time
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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

How does ForFlight work on the small display of the iPhone. I've played with it a bit on an iPad and I liked it.

I've been working with the public FAA databases and the digital charts that it takes to do that kind of thing but I'm unsure about something as small as my Droid.

That Cisco Android Tablet with USB devices, that somebody posted, on the other hand sounds like a good way to suck up my free time.

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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

Aviation Weather (as others have noted) it does NOTAMs too!
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I use the Documents to Go PDF browser for looking at plates, but don't plan to use it as an EFB!
Google Listen for keeping up with the aviation podcasts
I use the browser for a lot, as it's quite functional.

There are a lot more apps out there than last time I looked. The IntelliPilot logbook and E6Bs are all relatively recent.

Leslie loves Pilot MyCast from Garmin. $130 for an app though is a tad steep. OTOH, I think she pays $10/month for it

I've sent a note to ForeFlight requesting a Droid version. More voices can only help. ForeFlight Weather is, as has been noted, a much restricted product.
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AirWx hasn't been mentioned yet. I like it; can view charts, and I love the "Call AWOS" button on the Settings menu when viewing a particular airport.
I'll second AirWx. Best $4.99 I've spent for my Droid. A really good app. Really cuts down on the number of times I log onto Duats.

WingX - not so much. I forked over the $99 because it had moving maps. Oops. Not on the Droid it doesn't. Don't waste your money. Rumor has it that the $99 is an annual subscription. I can't confirm that, but if it is, I won't be renewing. Fool me once...
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Check out 'Bearing and Distance"

This is a basic GPS navigation app for only $5 (per US section). Just like the name says, it gives bearing an distance to an airport, VOR, waypoint, etc. Useful for an aircraft without DME or as a backup. It will also show the nearest airports.
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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

I've used "Bearing + Distance" too and for 5 bucks you absolutely can't go wrong. There are several versions that are synced to the same geography covered in the various editions of the A/FD. I downloaded the NE version (I'm in NJ) and found it to be be extremely accurate. You just choose your destination from a huge selection of airports, VOR's and waypoints and you then see your distance and bearing to your selected destination in text form. There is also another compass screen that points in the direction you should be heading.

There's a "Lite" version that you can download for free that appears to geared to the geography of the Washington DC area, I guess the location of the developer.

This app is highly recommended.

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I use the apps from Android Flight Director. They have an E6B, wight & balance, airport directory, n-number lookup, and even an IFR charts app.
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I use the apps from Android Flight Director. They have an E6B, wight & balance, airport directory, n-number lookup, and even an IFR charts app.
That link does not work, it is not even an URL. Could you repost?
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That link does not work, it is not even an URL. Could you repost?
It works if you go to it from an Android device; it takes you into the marketplace. The developer's webpage there is just given as http://market.android.com. Doesn't seem to be a page specifically for the developer.
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It works if you go to it from an Android device; it takes you into the marketplace. The developer's webpage there is just given as http://market.android.com. Doesn't seem to be a page specifically for the developer.
Is it a real app? Who is it developed by? Does it contain the features the above poster indicates? I don't have a Droid phone and for some stupid reason the public google market site doesn't let you search for an app.

I think some of these '1 post' people are coming on here just trying to spam their app. This is not the right place for that. Please using the classifieds section and represent yourself honestly. Any dishonest advertising will be considered spam and the post and your account will be deleted.
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Re: Android Aviation Apps?

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Is it a real app? Who is it developed by? Does it contain the features the above poster indicates? I don't have a Droid phone and for some stupid reason the public google market site doesn't let you search for an app.

I think some of these '1 post' people are coming on here just trying to spam their app. This is not the right place for that. Please using the classifieds section and represent yourself honestly. Any dishonest advertising will be considered spam and the post and your account will be deleted.
Android Flight Director is a developer, not an app, it appears. There are quite a few apps in the market under that developer. Not many ratings/comments though, and I am not going to buy them because I'm not looking at the moment, so its hard to say.

It appears legit. This post also appears to be spam....but, it was solicited spam, so...is it spam?
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Is it a real app? Who is it developed by? Does it contain the features the above poster indicates? I don't have a Droid phone and for some stupid reason the public google market site doesn't let you search for an app.
Searching the market for "Flight Director" they do have apps for sale
  • e6b $3.99
  • W&B $7.99
  • DTPP single cycle $4.99 subscription $39.99 (requires the approach plate app)
  • AFD 4.99
  • DTPP approach plate $19.99
  • N-number lookup 2.99
No developer web page but email is androidflightdirector at gmail. I looked at a few of the apps and none had comments.

I suspect this is an ad just because it smells like one but I have no proof.

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Android Flight Director is a developer, not an app, it appears. There are quite a few apps in the market under that developer. Not many ratings/comments though, and I am not going to buy them because I'm not looking at the moment, so its hard to say.

It appears legit. This post also appears to be spam....but, it was solicited spam, so...is it spam?
It's a really fine line...and I'm not sure we've drawn it.

Personally I have no problems with a developer talking about an application they've written in appropriate threads, like this one, or in classifieds. It really rubs me the wrong way though when someone pretends to be a "user" of their application instead of just saying they wrote it and it does X Y and Z.
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It's a really fine line...and I'm not sure we've drawn it.

Personally I have no problems with a developer talking about an application they've written in appropriate threads, like this one, or in classifieds. It really rubs me the wrong way though when someone pretends to be a "user" of their application instead of just saying they wrote it and it does X Y and Z.
I agree. I have no problem with a developer responding on this thread about their application, saying that they've got an Android aviation app out there. That's useful information! But if a developer masquerades as a user (and I don't know that any of the posters on this thread have done so), that's disingenuous, at best.
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Searching the market for "Flight Director" they do have apps for sale
  • e6b $3.99
  • W&B $7.99
  • DTPP single cycle $4.99 subscription $39.99 (requires the approach plate app)
  • AFD 4.99
  • DTPP approach plate $19.99
  • N-number lookup 2.99
Horrors, those are some high prices! I thought everything on Android was supposed to be free?
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Horrors, those are some high prices! I thought everything on Android was supposed to be free?
I don't know maybe their just trying to buy some 100LL with programming time?

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