Saturday, 16 November 2013

MET, NOTAMS, and Route Planning via Twitter

As a great fan of Twitter in terms of its concept and its technical implementation, when I was in the midst of rolling-out Version 3 of the iNavCalc mobile app, I got to thinking that it would be a fun mini-project to combine the Twitter API with iNavCalc. So that's what I've done.

The result is simple set of hashtags (#met, #notams, #route) which you can use to generate MET, NOTAMS, and routes directly from your tweets.  All you need is a Twitter account. To get started, see the simple instructions here.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

iNavCalc version "Three Point Oh"

Version 3.0 of the iNavCalc mobile app has now been released.

Enhancements in V3

  • Load and Save Routes in the Cloud
  • Auto-open app when clicking on .GPX or .FPL files (Android only)
  • Share routes 
    • via Twitter (#ROUTEVIEW)
    • via Email
    • with other iNavCalc users (public or private) 
    • "Like" feature for voting as a "Cool Route" 
  • Various UI improvements and bug fixes

New features in V3

  • METARs & TAFs page with global ICAO lookup 
  • NOTAMs page with global ICAO lookup
  • "Cool Routes" page for displaying most-"Liked" routes 

An comprehensive Users' Guide is available here which describes all features of this latest release.