Posted: 5/6/2011 08:56:42
Just got my first smartphone, HTC EVO 4G. Any good aviation apps out there for android phones?
Posted: 5/6/2011 11:07:25
Compared to iOS, there really aren't a ton out there right now. Hopefully the market improves since Android now has a larger market share!
The only app I've spent much time with is OpenFlightGPS, which will overlay your position on Sectionals, TACs, and Instrument charts. The developer has been posting over on the AOPA Forums and it working to improve it - it's not great right now, but I see some definite potential.
It's free to try but you're limited to downloading 2 maps. It costs $29.99 for unlimited map access.
Posted: 5/15/2011 03:27:01
I downloaded the openflightgps ,, I downloaded the free one, I only need one sectional, but it just shows the sectional ,, no overlay of position or anything,, whats the problem???
Posted: 5/19/2011 12:59:17
Modified: 5/28/2011 16:24:36
I use AirWX all the time.
Great for a quick view of current weather.
Unfortunately the earlier comment about Ios is true.
I have e-mailed AOPA and others about getting their airport directory ported over to Android as well.
Posted: 5/19/2011 22:28:18
I've also heard very good things about the Avilution apps, though I haven't downloaded them yet myself.
Posted: 5/27/2011 08:04:31
The Aerographs Aviation Photography app is currently available only for the iPhone, but a version for the Droid is quickly being developed. Not sure exactly of when it will be available, but I'll post back here when it is...
Posted: 5/27/2011 08:37:22
I use an app called "Airports" for checking metars all the time, love it. "Flight Bag" also does the same thing but doesn't give you the magic decoder ring function... I've also downloaded and use the DuatsLink occasionally. There is a bunch of e6b apps as well, but I haven't played with any of those yet. Here's a good site to go to on the web that will let you scan for other aviation apps: market.android.com.
Posted: 5/27/2011 09:35:13
I am using Avilution on my Samsung Galaxy Tab. For 4.99 a month you get moving map sectionals, low and high enroutes, approach plates, weather and a bunch of other stuff. You can pick the states that you want to keep up to date, and the type of charts you want loaded.
I can recommend both Avilution and the Galaxy Tab 7 inch. The internal GPS on the galaxy tab works great and the size is perfect for my airplane. I looked at the iPad but it was WAY too big for my cockpit. I needed something that would fit on my knee between the stick and quadrant and the Samsung was the perfect fit. I also looked at the iFly but it doesn't have 3G and Wifi so you can't use it to file or check stuff on the internet while traveling.