Black Friday Continues…

First of all, I sincerely hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends – I know I did.  Then today I spent four hours in the freezing rain watching my son play in a soccer tournament.  A wise entrepreneur was selling hot chocolate and did very, very well.  Timing is everything.

As you’ve hopefully heard, our Black Friday special is pretty darned special — it’s a Lifetime subscription to FlyQ EFB for just $299 (VFR) or $399 (VFR + IFR).  We had planned to allow just 500 of these to be sold but they sold out in a just a few hours.  When we looked at all the emails and voicemails we still had, it was clear we had to extend it.  So now, you can get a lifetime to FlyQ EFB until Sunday night.  You can purchase from:

http://seattleavionics.com/BuyFlyQ

Announcing new ATLAS — the Web-based planner and aviation info system that dreams are made of

We’ve been very, very busy at Seattle Avionics lately!  In addition to new releases for FlyQ EFB and FlyQ Pocket, we’re bringing what we think is the most comprehensive system ever made for flight planning and information to the Web.

It’s code-named ATLAS and it’s Web-based so works equally well on PC or Mac but feels like a full-blown desktop app in terms of its power, speed, and the way it works.  Airport info, weather, fuel prices, and flight planning all coherently organized by one Web app.

Watch the video and see what you think.  It’s not quite ready for prime-time but we’re accepting beta test applications now.

FlyQ Pocket 2.0 Released to Apple

It’s away!

We just released new version 2.0 of FlyQ Pocket to Apple for their review.  This will probably take at least a week for Apple to review and release it.

You’ll soon learn get an email with much more info on new FlyQ Pocket but it’s an exciting release that adds two great new features – detailed airport diagrams and fuel prices.  And it brings the user-interface more into line with its big brother — FlyQ EFB.  While it’s optimized for iOS 7 and iOS 8, it still runs on iOS 6, too.

As I said,  you’ll see screenshots and details later today but I wanted pilots to know that it was coming!

Sign Up For Black Friday

We have something of a reputation for amazing sales on Black Friday.  But this year .. well … we hit it out of the park!  If you have an iPad, are getting an iPad for the holidays, or even know how to spell “iPad,” you’ll want to be sure you get in on this year’s sale.  In future years, you’ll want to tell your grandchildren that you were there when it happened. Really.

As usual, the quantities will be limited so sign-up to be notified the moment the offer is published.

Blue means Mr. Snow Miser is in the air

Seattle generally doesn’t get too cold, but, like most of the of country, we’re enjoying a nice blast from Mr. Snow Miser (if you like those holiday animations from the 60’s, check this out to see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGRkNaMFp6w)

That reminds me a commonly-asked question about FlyQ EFB:

Q: What are those blue areas on the Nexrad map. 

A: It’s cold air, not precipitation.  You’d see the usual greens, yellows, and reds where there is precipitation.

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FlyQ EFB 1.4.3 Released!

This took longer than we had expected but Apple released FlyQ EFB 1.4.3 a few minutes ago.  1.4.3 contains several key bug fixes, many of which had to do with iOS 8.1 that was released a few days after FlyQ EFB 1.4 was released.

FlyQ EFB 1.4.3 is a free upgrade so to get it:

If you’re reading this on your iPad, just click below to download the new version:

https://itunes.apple.com/tc/app/flyq-efb/id915571252?mt=8

Otherwise, open the App Store icon on your iPad. In the App Store, search for “FlyQ EFB”, click the Search button, and choose “FlyQ EFB” rather than “AOPA FlyQ EFB.”

Bug fixes:

Fixed: In-App Purchases did not work
Fixed: Various keyboard problems on iOS 8.x
Fixed: Invisible winds aloft text on iOS 8.1 and lack of wind direction in all cases
Fixed: Old A/FD documents displayed
Fixed: Inability to save aircraft and pilot profiles in some cases on iOS 8.x
Fixed: Various email/print problems on iOS 8.1
Fixed: Search bar function did not find airports by name or city
Fixed: Cannot plan flights when connected to an ADS-B receiver
Fixed: Delete button hidden when trying to remove an existing waypoint via the map
Fixed: Aircraft marker too large as you zoom-in approach plates and airport diagrams
Fixed: Disabling 2D map rotation turned off after using two-finger distance/bearing feature
Fixed: Multiple Windmill icon missing (white squares) on Hazards layer
Fixed: Message to delete the old AOPA version would not go away in some cases
Fixed: Negative temperatures parsed incorrectly on METAR/TAF
Fixed: Printing procedures/airport diagrams full-page did not work
Fixed: Traffic targets not displayed with direction/speed for some 978-only ADS-B receivers

FlyQ EFB 1.4.3 Submitted to Apple with many bug fixes

We released FlyQ EFB 1.4.3 to Apple last Tuesday (Nov 4) for their review.  As you may know, Apple reviews all apps before they release them into the App Store.  This process often takes about a week unless you ask for an “Expedited” review which they only grant for critical bug fixes or upcoming marketing programs.  We asked for and were granted the expedite based on several critical fixes made to the app.  It normally takes 1-2 days before they review and release in that case.  It’s Monday morning and we’re still waiting although we’ve called and emailed them multiple times.  We’re doing all that we can to prod them to release it but it’s out of our control and extremely frustrating.  We greatly apologize for the delay in getting these fixes to you.

Bug fixes:

Fixed: In-App Purchases did not work
Fixed: Various keyboard problems on iOS 8.x
Fixed: Invisible winds aloft text on iOS 8.1 and lack of wind direction in all cases
Fixed: Old A/FD documents displayed
Fixed: Inability to save aircraft and pilot profiles in some cases on iOS 8.x
Fixed: Various email/print problems on iOS 8.1
Fixed: Search bar function did not find airports by name or city
Fixed: Cannot plan flights when connected to an ADS-B receiver
Fixed: Delete button hidden when trying to remove an existing waypoint via the map
Fixed: Aircraft marker too large as you zoom-in approach plates and airport diagrams
Fixed: Disabling 2D map rotation turned off after using two-finger distance/bearing feature
Fixed: Multiple Windmill icon missing (white squares) on Hazards layer
Fixed: Message to delete the old AOPA version would not go away in some cases
Fixed: Negative temperatures parsed incorrectly on METAR/TAF
Fixed: Printing procedures/airport diagrams full-page did not work
Fixed: Traffic targets not displayed with direction/speed for some 978-only ADS-B receivers