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Post by rotateandfly » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:32 pm

Finally got one.. late to the game. So what are the best aviation apps and misc apps that I need / want?
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Post by . ._ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:16 am

Don't worry man, I don't even have a cell phone.

How much do these iphone thingys cost anyways? Something that cool must be expensive. $$$ :shock:

And how do these app things work? Do you pay monthly for them?
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Post by dash8dave » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:05 am

AeroWeather. Don't leave home without it. TAF's and METAR's. With the Pro version, you can see the airport from Google Maps. It gives runway info, and lots of information for US airports.

Real Racing for a non-aviation app. I have spent hours racing my son over a wi-fi connection.
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Post by justbud » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:09 am

The pricier (but in my opinion nicer) apps are ForeFlight and LogTen Pro:

http://coradine.com/logten-mobile/
http://www.foreflight.com/

I'm a fan of ForeFlight, it sounds like the weatherapp previously mentioned but it can do a lot more. Such as VFR sectionals, weather charts, airport diagrams (although not as many for canadian airports). It is pricy but comes with a lot.
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Post by Jungle Jim » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:32 am

Guys,

The Apps I have are:
1) Plane finder - Shows planes, their altitude, speed, route, heading,type, etc
2) Sensor Insider pro - vibration data collection program using phone's accelerometers
3) Smart Level
4) Compass
5) Convert - converts any units
6) Periodic table
7) Wood beam analysis
8) Exchange rates - gold, currencies
9) Floor Joist calculator
10) AN fastener torque chart
11) Standard bolt torque charts
12) O ring sizes and groove dimensions
13) Various Weather sites - radar, sat, etc
14) 3G Watchdoog - monitors call and download stats so that i know when I am approaching my limits
15) Nav Canada Weather and Notams
16) Log My trail - Similar to a SPOT device that shows every 5 minutes my route, Sent to my computer at home.
17)WIFI Analyser - shows wifi connections and their strength
18) Elect Lite - Electric data base and formulas
19) Formulas Lite - Formulas for many subject( math, physics, Chemistry,)
20) Google Earth

Curious to see what others have.

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Post by 5x5 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:28 am

CoPilot for quick, easy and complete VFR flight planning.
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Post by Freeride » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:24 pm

Has anyone with the 4g on Telus or Rogers unlocked their phone? If so, how has it worked so far? I need an Iphone 4 but I'm not excited about paying the $800 for an unlocked one from apple.
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Post by cdnpilot77 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:16 am

Trying to decide between co-pilot and foreflight. I tried the demo version of foreflight but it doesn't give you a real perspective of it's full functionality. I have read about the differing capabilities such as the lack of weather in co-pilot, but I am curious if anyone has tried both and give an opinion as to which one is better for the iPad.

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Post by AirFrame » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:54 am

Freeride wrote:Has anyone with the 4g on Telus or Rogers unlocked their phone? If so, how has it worked so far? I need an Iphone 4 but I'm not excited about paying the $800 for an unlocked one from apple.
Mine's jailbroken but not unlocked. The unlock is just another program to run, as far as I know, but you lose it every time you update the firmware on the phone or iTunes on your desktop. I don't need the unlock so haven't bothered.

Second references for:
Aeroweather
CoPilot

Other fun stuff:
AOPA Airports Guide (if you're an AOPA member)
X-Plane
iHUD (new version coming that will make use of the solid state gyro in the iPhone4)
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Post by skybaron » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:59 pm

FREE APPS

1. "aeroweather"
2. "shralptide" (tide info)
3. "topographic maps canada"
4. "pilotwiz"
5. "google earth"
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Post by Sulako » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:22 am

Aeroweather - I use it daily
Weathereye and StormTeam2 (not specifically for aviation but shows radar returns)
Skycharts Pro (shows charts and puts the plane on the charts)
Skype, MSN messenger, Facebook
Air Video Server, CineXplayer and Zumocast (stream videos / music from my home pc to my iphone - great when I'm on the road)
Foreflight - pretty great flight planning app
TiltshiftGen, TiltShiftFocus, ClearCam, Oldbooth+, Pro HDR, Vint Shift (camera apps for taking cool pix)
NY times, Globe and Mail, FML, TFLN, Cracked, Asylum (funny / interesting stuff to read)
Flixter, Yelp, Tim Hortons, Boozehound, Restaurantica, Urban Spoon, Yellow Pages (finding entertainment on the road)
Navigon (great GPS app, but a bit pricey at $70)
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Post by Brewguy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:57 am

Damn you all - I spend enough on Apps for this thing without having other people 'recommending' good ones. Now I've got to go do some more shopping on the App Store. :twisted:

That said, I've just recently started using Zoompass (mobile payments) again. I had it before, but there was no App for my old cell phone - but the Apps for both the iPhone & BlackBerry are awesome. It looks like they've also come out with an RFID sticker you can put on your phone so you can use the MasterCard PayPass system too.
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Post by Sulako » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:11 am

I'd beware the RFID system, it's not secure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmajlKJlT3U
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Post by Brewguy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:38 am

Good point .... certainly something to keep in mind and to be aware of.

Although I'm not terribly worried about something like this. It's one reason I like the concept of Zoompass or other pre-paid accounts. If the account is ever compromised, I've only lost the $40-60 that I keep loaded on it. Sure, it would suck to loose $60, but I'll risk that much for the convenience of it.
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Post by iflyforpie » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:47 am

'Light' I actually use this one quite a bit given these dark days, if you are used to using your cell phone as an impromptu flashlight, prepare to see the light.

'Dragon Dictation' Don't use it much, but fun to mess with.

'Remote' Turns your iPhone into a remote for iTunes. You do have to keep iTunes open, but on my Mac it will wake it up from sleep. Was fun for making my wife think the computer was going crazy until my kids gave me away. :lol:

'iBooks' Quite a few free titles in there.

'Rotary Dialer' Just a neat app that turns the touchscreen into a rotary dialer so you can show your kids how hard it was.

'360 Panorama' Allows you to sweep the camera for panoramic shots.

'Retro Camera' Has filters that turns a decent phone camera into an instamatic, polaroid, or box camera.

'Dictionary (Free)' Self-explanatory.

'Star Walk' An amazing astronomy program that set the 'view' to the way your phone is pointed. You can also match stars through the camera and find satellites.

'CBC Hockey'

'CBC Radio'

'National Post'

'Globe and Mail'

'Canucks' They did alright last night, but they'd better keep their socks pulled up.

'Sound Hound' Pretty intelligent song title finder. I sang the Beatles 'You've got to hide yourself away' and it recognized it. Recorded samples are bang on for the most part.
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Post by FlaplessDork » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:17 am

5x5 wrote:CoPilot for quick, easy and complete VFR flight planning.
It does IFR planning even better. Quick and accurate.
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Post by cgzro » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:30 am

copilot - developer is canadian, works well
aerowather - simple taf metar lists
skype - dirt cheap word wide calls
td acount mgmt - really nice banking ap

i got mine unlocked at the apple store but i use it all over the world with different pay as you go sim cards.

Highly recommended and a rare gadget that is worth the cost.
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Post by all_ramped_up » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:03 am

Just got the iPhone4 as my Blackberry Curve finally died.

Some of the useful Aviation Apps I've found:

- Aeroweather (Mentioned already but get it!)
- iDispatch (Enter an Airport Ident and it'll tell you IFR/VFR and alternates within 150nm)
- iE6B (Self Explanatory, good interface.)
- xWind (Computes Crosswinds and shows you the components on an A/C Diagram)
- Jet Fueling (I use it for computing payloads.)

These are all free and have been working great for me so Far.
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Post by iflyforpie » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:35 am

Another great one I've been using a lot is PilotWiz. Free and pretty much a one-stop-shop for flight planning.

Text weather is better than AeroWeather, because it refreshes automatically.

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Weight and balance. Just plug in the C of G points from your POH or the Type Certificate Data Sheet and you've got yourself an envelope. Does zero fuel and landing weights as well.

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Fuel in any units, it converts automatically and applies it to the weight and balance and the endurance of the aircraft.

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Another great one is Radar. It just pulls up the Environment Canada site, but for in a plane with service it sure is nice to pull that imagery with the press of a button and have a sight picture.
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Post by High Flyin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:24 am

Not an aviation flight planning app but still can't belive noone has mentioned X-Plane 4G. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
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Post by iflyforpie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:16 am

High Flyin wrote:Not an aviation flight planning app but still can't belive noone has mentioned X-Plane 4G. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
Yeah, it's pretty sweet...

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Post by Brewguy » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:37 am

I bought it and had it on my iphone for a while. It's an impressive app, but really, it's far too big (file size). On more than one occasion, the app tried to update itself when I was at a location with a very slow connection, and caused the phone to lock-up.

On the iphone, its a neat toy, but not really that playable. That said, I'd certainly give it another whirl if I had an ipad.
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