ForeFlight Update for iPhone (Dec 11, 2017)

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by AggieMike88, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    13,282
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Now offering reverse discounts.
    The latest update for FF on iPhone recently became available in the App Store.

    This finally dumps the old interface we've had for a year or three and brings the iPhone to look like ForeFlight for the iPads. It also takes advantage of the screen real estate for the latest editions of the iPhone and iPads.

    More information here: https://blog.foreflight.com/2017/12/07/iphone-design-military-mission-charts-synced-briefing/

    I just downloaded it to my iPhone 6 "regular" and it looks/feels much better than the old interface. And it appears to load/launch a bit faster too.

    After downloading the app, it will ask to download the databases again, but if you are on a fat internet pipe, that won't take very long.

    Shout out to Tyson (@CodeMonkey) and crew for keeping a good app relevant!
     
  2. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,024
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    GeorgeC
    Are the formerly iPad-only features (like profile view) now available on the iPhone?
     
  3. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    13,282
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Now offering reverse discounts.
    Just looked. Profile view is not there. Wish it was since I too use it to make sure altitude selected is clear of obstacles.

    What other features are on your "iPad only" list?
     
  4. TheGolfPilot

    TheGolfPilot Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    556
    Location:
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Golfpilot
    Still not perfect, but the new update allows a lot more functionality. I use the "big" iphone and wish it just put the ipad foreflight on there sized down... Unlike a lot of people, I only use it for pre-flight and as a secondary source of charts. GTN functionality is enough for me. Girlfriend likes to use the Ipad/ Rammount to watch movies..
     
  5. Bryan Sifsof

    Bryan Sifsof Filing Flight Plan

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Skibum44
    Doesn’t look like synthetic vision was added. Look forward to the update, I didn’t like navigating with the iPhone app.
     
  6. C-1 PILOT

    C-1 PILOT Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    93
    Location:
    NYC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    C-1 PILOT
    Thanks for the heads up, been waiting for 9.5!
     
  7. Tennis

    Tennis Filing Flight Plan

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Tennis
    What gtn do u have tell about it
     
  8. TheGolfPilot

    TheGolfPilot Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    556
    Location:
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Golfpilot
    GTN 750. Other than the occasional need for a fast glance at at a sectional everything is right there. Doesn't replace foreflight in pre-flight planning but in flight its mostly all inclusive
     
  9. Colin Malaker

    Colin Malaker Filing Flight Plan

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    CAM
    Wish they would allow you to get IFR Clearances like FLTPlan.com and not have to get on the phone the old fashion way
     
  10. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,370
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Pilawt
    I like the update. The iPhone is my primary “magenta-line-following” tool in the yokemount, while the iPad resides in the map pocket ready to be called upon for more detailed info when necessary. The iPhone can’t replace the iPad, but this new format on the phone works better for me.
     
  11. NoHeat

    NoHeat En-Route PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,282
    Location:
    Iowa City, IA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    17
    I much prefer this new look for the phone app.