FlightLog for Android

I’ve been using android a lot lately, and one thing I’ve really missed from my old iPhone was my FlightLog app. This sparked me to build a version for android, and the first version is available on the Google Play store!

I’ve approached the android version of FlightLog quite a bit differently than I did with my iOS one. On iOS I started with a very simple app built for my needs, and later started tacking on all kinds of fields and features that were requested by other users thinking that I’d be able to cover all of the bases that way. The requests never stopped coming and managing everything became unwieldy.

Right out of the gate I wanted to address these issues for the android version and make a simple app as flexible as possible. Soon I’ll take this approach and rebuild FlightLog for iOS from the ground up with everything I’ve learned.

FlightLog for android uses a SQLite database to store your data. It stores data differently to prevent rounding errors that could be caused from different methods of entering and converting data. And, most importantly, it allows users to create their own fields!

FlightLog for android comes with a very small subset of fields that are common among all pilots, and the user can create whatever fields they want to track other data. These fields will accumulate totals just like the built in fields, etc.

Dropbox backup and recovery is built in so that you can keep your data safe in the cloud as well as utilize multiple android devices for managing your flight time. (The backup files between iOS and android are not compatible at this time).

Another great thing is that FlightLog for android has a clean new interface that I’ll try to be adopting across more of my apps.

I have more work to do with FlightLog on android to get all of the features the iOS variant has. But I have a very solid foundation to build off of, and I think you’ll love it! Let me know!

Check out the user guide here:





FlightScale for Android

I’ve been making pretty good progress enhancing FlightScale on Android. This app just got a basic version of the Helicopter Template that allows you to calculate both a longitudinal and lateral CG. Also, “Email Report” functionally has just made its way in!

If you haven’t checked it out in awhile take a look, and feel free to send me feedback!

FlightPlan E6B released for Android!

FlightPlan is an application I have been developing for iOS since 2008. The android version is the first step to bringing all of that functionality to the android platform.

The android version has initially launch with the basic E6B functions that FlightPlan is known for. FlightPlan for android will continue to improve as I integrate more and more features, and all new features will be included free of charge. I'm always looking for user's feedback, so please feel free to email me with suggestions!

Also, if you notice any anomalies on your device please let me know. It seems to be difficult to predict how the app will look on all devices, and I appreciate your patience while I work through any issues that are reported.

Check it out on the android market here:

In-Dev Update

Just wanted to post what I’ve been up to App wise the past couple of weeks, and what is in store for your mobile pleasure:

FlightScale: I just submitted an update tonight for FlightScale that will allow you to use up to 7 limit points now in your envelope. Judging from Apple’s recent approval process, expect this to hit your iPads in about 5-6 days.

FlightPlan (iPhone): I’m getting some good enhancements in FlightPlan that frankly should have been integrated long ago. A lot of older calculations aren’t heeding the setting changes for your units, and I’ve been fixing them up to do so. I’ve been finding these by doing testing while developing the android version of FlightPlan, so it really will help improve both products.

FlightPlan (android): I’m still making progress on the initial release of FlightPlan for android, but I’m still a ways off from submitting it to the market. I’ll try to check in again in 2 weeks to see where I’m at; I’m hoping to be pretty close to the initial release in 2 weeks but with family coming to never know.

FlightLog: I’ve started re-architecting how FlightLog handles its data. Namely, I have a few users that are really pushing FlightLog to the limits of their older iPhones and they are having memory issues. When I complete this big update, they will have issues no longer. I’m still a couple weeks out from completing this as well.

So, all in all, I’m getting some good stuff done. It’ll get to you soon, I hope! Happy 4th to everyone state side. To everyone else, go on holiday anyway! :D

FlightPlan for Android started

I just wanted to let the community know that I have started development of FlightPlan for android. The release is still a few weeks off, but I’ll be releasing this software in stages, meaning that when I get the core E6B functions completed I’ll submit it to the store. As I finish more advanced functions, like Weight & Balance, those will be included as well.

I do look forward to getting FlightPlan out on android. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any specific questions.