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by SkyWriterSoft
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ForeFlight GPS
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: ForeFlight GPS

With iOS 8.3 or 8.4 the iPad GPS stays on in airplane mode.
by SkyWriterSoft
Fri May 29, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Apple Watch
Replies: 0
Views: 3491

Apple Watch

Anyone using the Apple Watch yet?
How do you like it?

I've had mine for a few weeks now. Lots to learn.
One word of caution. If you launch an App on the Watch it will be running on your phone in the background and you will not have any indication of it running.
by SkyWriterSoft
Wed May 27, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Apple iOS 8.3 - Don't install.
Replies: 2
Views: 3648

Re: Apple iOS 8.3 - Don't install.

I guess 8.3 also does NOT turn off the iPhone 6 GPS when you select airplane mode. This is new. In the past airplane mode always turned off the iPhone GPS receiver. Anyone else notice this?
by SkyWriterSoft
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Apple iOS 8.3 - Don't install.
Replies: 2
Views: 3648

Apple iOS 8.3 - Don't install.

Looks like 8.3 has broken a lot of stuff.
The Garmin and Bad Elf GPS are having issues.
I also can't use Apple's Numbers App for my logbook spreadsheet anymore :(

http://bad-elf.com/blogs/bad-elf/180135 ... -receivers
by SkyWriterSoft
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Useful Android apps
Replies: 12
Views: 5578

Re: Useful Android apps

And I use FlyBy E6B. :D
by SkyWriterSoft
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 31
Views: 19689

Re: iPad app

I agree with FenderManDan. The Bluetooth connectivity can be problematic. The accuracy seems to be about the same between external and internal GPS. But I like the external receivers as I can move the iPad around without losing sight of the satellites. The latest iPad Air 2 has the new M8 chip so it...
by SkyWriterSoft
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPhone 6
Replies: 1
Views: 3500

iPhone 6

The new iPhones have a pressure sensor in them so I've written a simple altimeter app that will show you altitude.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pressur ... 07651?mt=8
by SkyWriterSoft
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most Important Weather Factors
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Most Important Weather Factors

Can't find Met Mapper on the iTunes store any more. Colby doesn't reply to any emails. Any idea what happened?

Never mind. Just found Colby's new Apps. Met Mapper has been retired.
by SkyWriterSoft
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thunderstorms found to emit significant doses of radiation
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Thunderstorms found to emit significant doses of radiati

Dwyer published this back in 2010: In a recent study,* scientists estimated that airline passengers could be exposed to 400 chest X-rays worth of radiation by being near the origin of a single millisecond blast. Joe Dwyer of the Florida Institute of Technology took part in that research, which used ...
by SkyWriterSoft
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: cold weather IFR altitudes
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: cold weather IFR altitudes

FlyBy E6B does cold wx corrections as well. There is a free trial version on the Google Play store for Android.
by SkyWriterSoft
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 31
Views: 19689

Re: iPad app

I'm not sure I understand you comment about "almost exclusively with Foreflight". The Bad Elf Pro will work with any iOS program that uses the core location framework.

I find the Bad Efl Pro a "slippery sucker"! Have you found a good way to prevent it from sliding around the cockpit yet?
by SkyWriterSoft
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 31
Views: 19689

Re: iPad app

I believe that the cel versions of the new iPads are the only ones that have true GPS receivers in them. The WIFI only models don't have GPS. I've tried the iPhone 5 and iPad mini in flight and they both have amazing GPS receivers. You can boot them up after traveling hundreds of miles and they can ...
by SkyWriterSoft
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 31
Views: 19689

Re: iPad app

Cool. AeroWeather Pro also has webcams. If you don't see the one you want for your airport you can add it at Webcams.travel and it will show up in AeroWeather.
by SkyWriterSoft
Wed May 16, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking up Lat's and Long's from a Notam
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Looking up Lat's and Long's from a Notam

FlyBy E6B for Android or iOS will let you enter those coordinates and drop pins on the google map for you.
by SkyWriterSoft
Sun May 13, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 31
Views: 19689

Re: iPad app

Sorry I'm not "in the know". Just did a quick check on the iTunes store but couldn't find anything for the iPad that you could customize. There are lots of aircraft specific checklists but I don't know if you can customize them at all. ForeFlight Checklist Pro looks like it might work but it is not ...
by SkyWriterSoft
Fri May 11, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Aviation Apps for Android Tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 10603

Re: Aviation Apps for Android Tablet

I write aviation apps for both platforms. http://www.skywritersoft.com I still prefer the iPad over the Android tablet. The iPad is built very well and the user experience is very consistant with any app you might buy. With Android you never know what the progam will look like (layout) on your devic...
by SkyWriterSoft
Tue May 08, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 31
Views: 19689

Re: iPad app pics

AeroWeather Pro is great. Pascal has done a great job writing it and support is excellent.
FlyBy E6B and FlyBy Nav are "Made in Canada" apps. :wink:
I can't tell you how good they are as I wrote them....
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by SkyWriterSoft
Tue May 08, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 5130

Re: Apps

FlyBy E6B will let you enter either the ICAO airport code or Lat and Long values. It will then calculate the trip distance and tracks and let you view the great circle route on a google map. You can download the free trial version. Then select "Navigation" - "Track and Distance". To find the Android...
by SkyWriterSoft
Wed May 02, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 5130

Re: Apps

Sorry it took so long but I've finally converted a couple of iPhone/Palm applications over to the Android platfrom.
FlyBy E6B is now available on the Google Play store. I've also uploaded a free trial version (FlyBy E6B Free Trial).
Q Code Notam decoder (free) is also on the Google Play store.
by SkyWriterSoft
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: eApis for iPhone
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: eApis for iPhone

Lobo Labs also reviewed his own app and gave it five stars saying "Works great!". Tsk, tsk. :smt018 Impressive amount of five star reviews in the first two days. I didn't think so many pilots would find a new brand new app, have a chance to test it on a cross border flight and write a review so qui...
by SkyWriterSoft
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: **UPDATED** Cold Altitude Correction - IPhone & BlackBerry
Replies: 21
Views: 5377

Re: **UPDATED** Cold Altitude Correction - IPhone & BlackBer

Your iPhone app looks great. But I don't understand "Pilatus project is off our plane"? Did you mean "plate"? What are you working on?

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