FlyQ EFB 4.5 Released to Beta

If you signed up to be a beta tester, you should have an email from Apple and one from us telling you how to get Beta 1.  As the email says, Beta 1 is focussed on the new ADS-B weather products and Altitude Slider.  It does not include the Timeline or the new weather layers from the Internet (just ADS-B).  We expect to have a beta with those additional features out this month.

Also, the 4.5 release will include a legend for what all the new layer colors and symbols mean.  It’s not in this beta, however.

As you probably know, version 4.5 is all about dramatically improving the weather features in FlyQ.  That means adding the new ADS-B weather products, tripling the number of weather layers from 7 to 21, and adding an Altitude Slider and a Timeline.

 

13 thoughts on “FlyQ EFB 4.5 Released to Beta

  1. Not really related to the 4.5 release but will FlyQ ever be able to use the ADS-B/AHRS data from the Garmin GTX345? It works for GPS position so it can connect to the GTX345 but I just can’t get any other data.

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    • Yeah not really related 😉 That is entirely up to Garmin. We had a nice chat w/ them recently so perhaps. And no, it does NOT get any data whatsoever from the GTX345. If you’re seeing GPS, it’s because your iPad must have an internal GPS (well, unless they also send a ‘generic’ GPS Bluetooth signal to the iPad in addition to the Garmin-encoded one .. and I don’t think they do)

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      • Thanks for the reply Steve, I have a WiFi only iPad Mini so it must be sending the generic GPS signal over Bluetooth. That’s encouraging to hear, I’ve had the GTX345 for about two years and been hoping I could eventually get it to work with FlyQ.

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    • Thanks Scott. We’re very excited for people to see it. Really unfortunate about the delays due to iOS 13. And remember that this beta does NOT HAVE THE TIMELINE and many of the new Internet-based weather layers; just the ADS-B ones. The others will come soon but we wanted to get as much test data collected as possible re: ADS-B as it’s really hard to test that w/o being in the hands of lots of people from all around the country.

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  2. Steve I signed up but have not heard from Seattle or Apple! Terry Lindsay

    On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 2:07 PM Flying with Seattle Avionics wrote:

    > Steve Podradchik posted: “If you signed up to be a beta tester, you should > have an email from Apple and one from us telling you how to get Beta 1. As > the email says, Beta 1 is focussed on the new ADS-B weather products and > Altitude Slider. It does not include the Timeline or the” >

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  3. Great news Steve! Hopefully will have an opportunity to fly with it this weekend … some gentle weather in order so will be interesting to see … thanks for moving this along … can’t wait to download the beta.

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