CloudAhoy in Apple’s Keynote Address

On October 22, 2013 Apple had a media event announcing exciting new hardware and software. The media event was 80 minutes long. 62:20 minutes into the keynote Tim Cook said: “To celebrate our customers’ creativity and genius of using the iPad, we prepared a short video that I’d like to run for you this morning.”

In this video, a cool looking motorized hang glider had CloudAhoy logging the flight.

 

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Apple Special Event. October 22, 2013. watch video :  https://youtu.be/4FunXnJQxYU?t=3826

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CloudAhoy on YouTube

There’s a good number of YouTube flight videos incorporating CloudAhoy debriefs.

Here is one that came to our attention recently.   I bring it here not only because it features CloudAhoy…  Through this video I got introduced to the YouTube FSX404 channel which contains more than 100 aviation videos created by the same guy.  Recommended.

Pilots’ Names in CloudAhoy 3

Several pilots had questions about the conversion of pilot / co-pilot names during the switch from CloudAhoy 2.x to CloudAhoy 3.

In CloudAhoy 3 we require that the person who logged the flight must be listed as either the pilot or the co-pilot of the flight.   CloudAhoy 2.x did not enforce this rule.  We apply this rule during the automatic conversion from 2.x to 3, and in most cases the result is what you’d expect.  You can always edit the names if the automatic conversion did not do it right.

For more information, see this.

 

Transition to CloudAhoy 3

The Beta stage of CloudAhoy 3 is coming to its successful close, and we are getting ready to switch everybody to use CloudAhoy 3.

If you are still using CloudAhoy 2, expect to be switched automatically to 3 starting next week.  Of course, you don’t have to wait – you are welcome to switch to  3.0-beta immediately!

At this point we are unaware of  problems with 3.0-beta: neither missing features nor bugs. If there’s anything that does not work like you’d expect, please let us know ASAP.  The option to switch back to 2.x will be available for a little longer as a safety net.

Check out the new 3 features:

  • Greatly enhanced flight sharing capabilities.

  • Everything you can on the web’s CloudAhoy you can now do in the CloudAhoy app, except for 3D (the iOS app only supports 2D).

A Huge Thank You, dear 3.0-beta users who have sent us problem reports!   All the problems have been fixed, and we highly appreciate your help.

As alway, any feedback is most welcome and highly appreciated, either by sending an email to dev@cloudwhoy.com or by posting in the Forum.

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2D vs. 3D in CloudAhoy 3.0

Many pilots have reported issued related to usage of the Google Earth plugin in specific configurations, which, in the worse case, prevents the debrief.  The issues are resolved in CloudAhoy 3.0 by (a) improved hints on how to deal with the problems; and (b) a workaround if the problems persist.

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a. CloudAhoy 3.0 provides better hints for dealing with Google Earth plugin issues
If you have receive a Plugin Problem message, you can troubleshoot the problem using our FAQs (and we’re always there to help).  Or you can choose to switch to 2D, and address the Google Earth plugin problem at a later time.

b. Switch to 2D mode (Google Maps) when/if the 3D mode (Google Earth) is broken
A new “3D” checkbox  lets you switch between 3D and 2D debrief on Windows or Macintosh.  Why switch to 2D?  Primarily to avoid a frustrating situation in which the Google Earth plugin issue prevents you from doing the debrief.  Some pilots have problem getting Google Earth to work in their browser; some pilots could not use CloudAhoy in the office because they are not allowed to install the Google Earth plugin.

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In 3.0, whatever issue you have with the plugin, you can always switch to 2D by unchecking the “3D” checkbox.  2D debrief is also faster, which can help if you have a slow internet connection.

3.0 supports debriefing on –

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 IE8-10, Chrome, Firefox, Opera 3D and 2D
Macintosh 10.0 and above Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera 3D and 2D
iPad iOS 5 and above CloudAhoy app, Safari 2D only
Android Chrome, Firefox 2D only
Linux Chrome, Firefox 2D only

 

 

CloudAhoy beta-3.0 is now available

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CloudAhoy beta-3.0 is now back.

If you switched to 3.0-beta before we took it off the air, then your next login will be to 3.0-beta.

If you still have not switched to 3.0-beta, now is a good time to try it: after logging in to 2.x, simply click the “Switch to CloudAhoy 3.0-Beta” link on top.

And let us know how 3.0-beta works for you!  You can do it publicly in the 3.0-beta forum, or via email.

CloudAhoy informal users meeting at AirVenture 2013

This year I’m flying in to AirVenture 2013, for the first time as a PIC. With me  will be another person from CloudAhoy, Etan Rozin.

We would like to meet as many CloudAhoy users as possible!

When: Wednesday 7/31 and Thursday 8/1, 2:00 -3:30 PM,

caosh2013-1Where: International Marketplace South food court, K-12 on the map, located between the tower and the EAA Member Square.

Etan and I will be wearing CloudAhoy t-shirts with our cool new logo. What cool new logo? Stay tuned.

Drop me an email (chuck@CloudAhoy.com) if you’re coming.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Chuck

On our way to Oshkosh

Beta 3.0 temporarily suspended

We have been having great success with the Beta 3.0 program and have been hearing mostly positive feedback about it. Thats to everyone that has been participating and providing feedback.

We ran into a little problem that is preventing some people from logging in. Since they cannot log in… they cannot switch back to version 2.0 and use CloudAhoy. To enable everyone to use CloudAhoy, we are suspending the beta program temporarily . It will be up as soon as we sort out the problem and assure you can all use CloudAhoy and switch back and forth to the beta.

There is a reason it is still in beta…

It will be back in a jiffy

 

3.0-Beta is Cruising – and AirVenture

CloudAhoy 3.0-Beta continues to be stable, and we are happy to see an increasing number of pilots who switch to it.  Many thanks to everyone who sent us feedback (including bug reports…)

Sharing with Groups works well now, I fixed the slowness problem which I reported last week and re-enabled the feature.

Also, as promised, the new and improved Forum is now live, and welcomes discussions.

Screen Shot 2013-07-27 at 12.41.22 AMWe have a new area on our blog (accessible from our site) for Sample Flights, contributed by CloudAhoy users.  Check it out. Thanks to the pilots who shared their flights and stories.  If you have a Flight & Story that you would like to share, please send it to me.

 

And now – Oshkosh 🙂  Reminder:  see a previous post.

I will depart en route KOSH soon, with my friend Etan who is also a CloudAhoy team member.  For those of you who will be there, I hope to meet you face to face.

Informal CloudAhoy Users Meeting at AirVenture
Wednesday 7/31  2:00 -3:30 PM
Thursday 8/1       2:00 -3:30 PM
Place: International Marketplace South food court, K-12 on the map,
located between the tower and the EAA Member Square
My cell phone: 617-538-4276