This release includes:
o support for iOS6 and iPhone 5,
o support for two new external GPS devices from Garmin: the GLO and the GDL-39,
o A fix of a communication problem.
Interesting inside story about the GDL-39: after returning from Oshkosh I have asked Garmin to send me a unit for evaluation, to benefit the users of both companies. A Garmin rep replied with a an official “No”. Meanwhile several users wrote to me about GDL-39 support, and I had to reply that it’s not coming any time soon because I don’t have access to the $800 unit. As it turned out, Garmin started receiving calls and emails from these users. Richard Yerian, a CloudAhoy user (name used with his permission) contacted a Garmin sales manager whom he knows, and a week later I received the GDL-39. Thank you Richard and other CloudAhoy users for your help in making CloudAhoy better!
Immediately after app 2.0 was released, I started receiving reports that CloudAhoy does not recognize the internal GPS in iPad 1. Wayne Smith (name used with permission) was the first to report it.
The bug was fixed the next day and uploaded for Apple’s review. Today Apple approved the fix, and it’s now in the app store.
Version 2.0 of CloudAhoy is a major release. It includes native support for iPad, and supports retina displays.
The iPad version includes two new tabs: Debrief and CFI.
I will post more information in the coming days.
I received a lot of super valuable feedback from the beta testers. People who I never met volunteered their time to tell me about bugs, missing features, usability and aesthetics. The app would not have been what it is without this help. Thank you very much, dear beta testers!
In two days I’ll be doing a pilgrimage to Oshkosh. From Tuesday 7/24 through Saturday.
I’ll be there as a flight enthusiast, not as an exhibitor. But I would love to meet face-to-face with anyone interested. Contact me via CloudAhoy’s email, or call 781-269-1138.
Recently the Facebook “Like” button in the Flight Sharing dialog box stopped popping the comment box.
It’s fixed now. You can share your flights, fully annotated, on your Facebook wall. Plus you can send them to specific Facebook friends.
As planned, the beta testing of CloudAhoy app version 2.0 had started on June 5th. There are over 20 testers right now, and most are rather active. The majority own an iPhone and an iPad, and run the app on both. I have received tons of good advice and problem reports. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DEAR TESTERS ! ! !
At this point most of the planned features have been implemented. They include: a universal app with native iPad support; In-app debriefing (2D) of the recent flights, and a special CFI tab.
The app is mostly done, but there are still some odds and ends that need addressing.
I can almost hear you asking: hey, that’s great, but what about 3D briefing on the iPad?
The answer: iPad-based 3D will be available as well. Initially more limited than what’s currently available on Windows or Macs, but hopefully the gap will be narrowed over time.
I expect the CloudAhoy 2.0 app to be in Apple’s app store towards the end of this month or in early August. Again, many thanks for all the excellent feedback!