AvPlan 1.1.1

AvPlan 1.1.1 has now been approved and is in the app store. This fixes a few bugs;

  • Fixes intermittent crash when going to/from map view
  • Fixes the status of the loading view
  • Fixes in the aircraft model code
  • Fixes in the performance model code
  • Reduced memory footprint

AvPlan Update

It has been a busy few weeks in AvPlan HQ. Apple finally approved version 1.0 for release late last week. This was great news for us, but as the review had taken such a long time (3.5 weeks in total) we have decided to withhold it and release version 1.1 as the first public release.

This has been submitted to Apple and we expect the review to take about a week.

Since our last update we have added some new features into AvPlan 1.1 which make the app even more useful;

  • Optimise altitudes function
  • Download the status of all restricted areas for your plan
  • Print preview your flight plan

Progress has been made on the user manual, which should be available on this site by the time the app is released.

Unfortunately testing cycles have not permitted us to completely test the iPhone version so we will have to hold this version over for the next release. Anyone interested in testing the iPhone version feel free to contact us at support at avsoft.com.au.

AvPlan 1.1

The approval process for AvPlan 1.0 is still in progress with Apple. This however has not stopped work on AvPlan 1.1.

The features in AvPlan 1.1 are;

  • Updated user interface to greatly enhance usability
  • Updated ‘nearest items’ display
  • Updated airport display
  • Routes can be modified interactively by dragging waypoints and routes on the maps
  • Screen brightness control
  • Tracks are logged and displayed on the map
  • Works on iPhone as well as iPad

Availability should be 2-3 weeks via the Apple App Store.

AvPlan 1.0 Submitted

We have re-submitted AvPlan 1.0 to the Apple App Store for review. After initial rejection on some fine print points we are confident that this release will pass the process. This means you should see the app in the store within the next week.

This release is for the iPad only. The iPhone version will follow in the next few weeks – We will keep you posted on that.

AvSoft Store Now Open

With recent changes to the contractual fine print around subscriptions in the App Store we can now offer direct subscription sales direct from our website. These will be yearly subscriptions at a 20% discount over those provided through the subscription mechanism built directly into the application.

Through the AvSoft Store the prices for the subscriptions are;

  • AvPlan Flight Planning (1 Year Subscription) $35 (inc GST)
  • AvPlan VFR Upgrade Pack (1 Year Subscription) $40 (inc GST)
  • AvPlan IFR Upgrade Pack (1 Year Subscription) $55 (inc GST)

With these prices the fully configured application with ERSA, AIP, DAP charts and all VFR and IFR maps with a yearly update service will be $130 inc GST per annum.

As a comparison the update service alone from Airservices Australia for the traditional paper publications and maps is $946.10 per year.

The store is now open for business; we are just awaiting final approval from Apple to formally launch the product.

AvPlan for iPhone

The development effort for AvPlan for iPhone is rapidly coming to a conclusion, and it appears that the first release available through the App Store will support both the iPad and iPhone.

All features available on the iPad version are supported on the iPhone, albeit on a smaller form factor.

First release submitted

AvPlan 1.0 has now been submitted for review to the Apple App store. We are looking forward to their review and on track for availability in the next week or so.

New Radar Overlay

We have added animated weather radar data to AvPlan. An hour’s radar data is displayed on all map types (WAC, ERC, VNC etc) in a continuous loop.

The radar data is updated every 10 minutes and can be used on the ground or in flight with appropriate network coverage.

This feature is one amongst a large number of updates in a new release which will be pushed out to the testing community in the coming days.

These features include;

  • The creation of multi-leg flight plans
  • User added waypoints
  • User added aircraft (basic performance profiles only)
  • Pilot Operating Handbooks for selected aircraft types

Beta Update

We have been getting some great feedback from our beta testers. We have introduced some updated user interface elements and significant performance improvements based on feedback from the field.

We would still love to have some more dedicated people to test our app. Sign up for the latest beta edition here: http://bit.ly/fbWBvb

Printing

Printing support via AirPrint has been added to AvPlan. Wirelessly from your device AvPlan will print your flight plan in the standard Australian Domestic format, and additionally print all departure and approach airport information from the ERSA and DAP publications. These can then be carried during flight as a paper backup.

See osxdaily.com for tips to enable AirPrint for Windows or OSX.