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Useful Android apps

#1 Post by CpnCrunch » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:45 pm

Here is a list of the Android aviation apps I use:

Air Navigation Pro: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... navigation

E6B+ (includes a very good weight and balance): https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... activities

Real-time GPS tracker: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... imeTracker

UTC Time (you can put it on your homescreen as a widget): https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... 22.utctime

Flight Timer Lite (haven't really used this, as it's easier to just write down the times, but it seems good): https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lighttimer

Simple Checklist: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tchecklist

FltPlan Go (I prefer Air Nav Pro, but this is useful for the charts): https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fltplan.go
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#2 Post by AirFrame » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:23 pm

E6B+ on the play store says "This item is not available in your country."

I use ANP, FltPlanGo, and AeroWeather Pro (paid version, there is a free one).
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#3 Post by CpnCrunch » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:52 am

AirFrame wrote:E6B+ on the play store says "This item is not available in your country."
That's odd. Unless the author has removed Canada from the list of countries (which would be bizarre), my guess is that maybe either your ip address, SIM or Google Play account have a different country. Although even then it's odd that you should be getting the error on this app.
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#4 Post by altiplano » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:11 am

I like ZZtrop.
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#5 Post by SkyWriterSoft » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:27 pm

And I use FlyBy E6B. :D
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#6 Post by AirFrame » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:40 am

CpnCrunch wrote:
AirFrame wrote:E6B+ on the play store says "This item is not available in your country."
That's odd. Unless the author has removed Canada from the list of countries (which would be bizarre), my guess is that maybe either your ip address, SIM or Google Play account have a different country. Although even then it's odd that you should be getting the error on this app.
I agree, it's odd. I've checked from my phone, my work computer, and my home computer, and in all three locations it says I can't download it because it's incompatible with my device (Nexus 5) and not available in my country.

The google chrome plugin that lets you download the .apk file directly won't even work.
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#7 Post by Beefitarian » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:19 am

What's really great these days?

I was just curious partially because I was looking at Garmin Pilot this morning. Probably great but maybe too expensive for a guy that just found out, his iPad version of Pilotwiz quit working a few years ago and was just taking up 10MBs of memory.

Also instead of starting a new thread, what is everyone's favorite android tablet?
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#8 Post by NunavutPA-12 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:27 pm

Favourite? Well, I've only tried a couple so I can't really say.

I bought a cheap ($89) Samsung Tab A6 on eBay and, although I have some aviation apps on it I really only use it for three things:

1) Moving map display, Velcro'd to the instrument panel. The onboard GPS works well enough and I have a "real" Garmin handheld GPS as primary. Tablet on moving map, Garmin set to the page that points you to your destination/next waypoint.

2) Paired to my InReach for text messaging.

3) Playing solitaire when the weather shuts me down in some God-forsaken place.
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#9 Post by AirFrame » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:43 am

Beefitarian wrote:What's really great these days?
Well, AirNavPro has dropped almost completely off my radar as FltPlanGo has become an order of magnitude better than it used to be three years ago. It's still not *quite* as user-friendly as ForeFlight, but the price difference more than makes up for that.
Also instead of starting a new thread, what is everyone's favorite android tablet?
Personal choice was the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8", 32GB model. I was waiting for the S3 to come out in an 8" model but it looks like they're not going to do that anytime soon. If you have the lap/cockpit space the Tab S3 is a really nice tablet, but you don't need the extra screen or processor speed to run FltPlanGo.
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#10 Post by Beefitarian » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:31 pm

$89 used unit sounds pretty good to me. Definitely counts as a favorite.

Thanks both of you.
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#11 Post by Adam Oke » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:45 am

I'm a big fan of RosterBuster for work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ster&hl=en

It's the only app I have ever paid for, and it was well worth the pocket change.
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#12 Post by AirDoan » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:48 pm

I just found Garmin Pilot on the play store in Canada.... With everything in place as far as I can tell.
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#13 Post by AirFrame » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:01 am

RE: Garmin Pilot, yes, it's now got Canadian Charts, but wouldn't you rather put $200/year into your fuel tank? FltPlanGo does it all, just takes a bit longer to learn where everything is.
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