Release History of AvNav EFB
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2.6.0 Aug 31, 2016
NEW FEATURE: Cloud Sync. All your profile settings (Aircraft profiles, App Settings, Map page, DUAT briefing, flight plans are saved on cloud and synced across all devices.
A Login is now required: To ensure privacy and security of your personal data – we require that you login using an email address and chosen password or using Goggle Plus or Facebook credentials (AvNav never posts to your profile).
Chart quality Improvements – faster loading Sectional and sharper (and much smaller) IFR charts are here.
New pricing in effect: we said this last year and its finally here ! $7.95/month and $74.95/year – still only a fraction of comparable iOS Apps.
Android 4.4 is now the minimum required version – old crash prone devices are no longer supported.
Automatic log gathering – you no longer have to provide logs – we collect them automatically whether you are online or offline. Expect even les crash-prone AvNav in near future.
2.0.8 Feb 18, 2016
FIXED Internal changes to go with improved security of AvNav website.
2.0.7 Feb 17, 2016
FIXED Crash on Pixel C when GPS is not available.
FIXED Crash entering a long range flight plan like KSEA ZBAA.
2.0.4 Oct 15, 2015
FIXED Overlay settings being lost on exit from map page or App. Overlay settings are now persistent.
IMPROVED When restarting app auto-connect with ADS-B receiver if Wifi or Bluetooth setting detects a valid connection.
2.0.2 Oct 12, 2015
IMPROVED Make map page buttons transluscent to maximize map area.
2.0.1 Oct 12, 2015
NEW FEATURE Active leg coloring in green. Approach/SID/STARS in blue.
IMPROVED Minor changes to map page – allow users to iconify buttons.
2.0.0Oct 7, 2015
NEW FEATURE UI/UX refactor of App completed. Major layout and UX changes to map page.
NEW FEATURE Stratux ADS-B receiver Support
1.6.6 Sept 28, 2015
NEW FEATURE Support for Lockheed Martin AFSS added -waiting activation on 19th Oct 2015.
NEW FEATURE Changed the color scheme to pre-dominantly blue.
1.6.3 Aug 19, 2015
NEW FEATURE Aircraft Performance Model – incorporate climb/descent rate, TAS and fuel consumption for more accurate estimates of flight time and fuel required.
NEW FEATURE Top of descent (TOD) and Top of climb (TOC) are now being calculated and shown on the map page.
1.6.1 Aug 8, 2015
NEW FEATURE GFS Wind Model – more accurate winds aloft and temperature information. Better estimates of flight times and temps for long flight.
1.6.0 Aug 3, 2015
IMPROVED Tap to see additional information about SUA/MOA – frequency, notes, controlling authority and hours of operation.
IMPROVED User Waypoint names are automatically filled in (UWPxxx) so you don’t have to type one.
1.5.5 July 28, 2015
NEW FEATURE Show Sunrise/Sunset in Airport information summary
IMPROVED Display of VNAV information on map page
1.5.4 July 27, 2015
NEW FEATURE VNAV – Vertical planning. Set target altitude for any waypoint in the flight plan and get computed VSR (vertical speed required) for them. Approach waypoints have VNAV altitude automatically set (where there is no ambiguity).
1.5.3 July 26, 2015
FIXED Flight logging bug – flight logging not working for some users due to a missing database column.
IMPROVED Approach waypoint sequencing in course reversal and procedure turns
IMPROVED Switched to CacheFly CDN – download performance should be more consistent than Amazon Cloudfront.
1.5.2 July 19, 2015
FIXED Flight logging bug – better handling of “in-progress” flights.
FIXED Enroute METAR and TAF had stopped working after Govt shutdown of “experimental” ADDS service. Rewritten to work in Air without Internet
1.5.1 July 18, 2015
NEW FEATURE Log flights, replay, rewind and export them in GPX format. Logging is automatic – there is no need to say start or stop. App will automatically categorize flights assigning take off and landing airports. Look for Log button on lower left side of map page.
NEW FEATURE Automatically show Airport Diagrams (if one is available) when plane has landed and show map page on take off.
IMPROVED Waypoint Sequencing for approaches and regular flight plans.
1.4.8 July 5, 2015
NEW FEATURE Setting for Opacities on map page – set transparency of Nexrad, Airspace everlays, TFRs etc. on Map page
NEW FEATURE Show age of METAR/TAF/Winds Aloft/TFR/Nexrad – know exactly when Weather data was received via Internet or ADSB.
NEW FEATURE Timer: start, stop, resume a Timer
NEW FEATURE Setting to turn off runway extensions (or show them for intermediate airports also) on map page
NEW FEATURE Alaska Low and HI IFR Charts
IMPROVED New Basemap Layer for OSM Street Map
FIXED SUA/MOA/Restricted airspaces not working – please download the Airport database and restart the app.
IMPROVED Nearby Waypoint dialog includes the TFRs and AIMET/SIGMETS around the tapped point
FIXED Fix a small black area in Jacksonville Sectional chart -please download this chart again
1.4.7 June 29, 2015
FIXED Crash on initial launch after installation for Android 4.0 devices.
IMPROVED Reduced the size of App (APK) from 20 MB to 10 MB
1.4.6 June 29, 2015
NEW FEATURE Realistic Airport Symbols- shown on weather Markers and nearest waypoints.
IMPROVED Winds barbs drawings – now in three colors and proper barb sizes.
NEW FEATURE Show bearings as actual arrow in place of text
NEW FEATURE Added Database expired warning
NEW FEATURE New setting for Distance Units (Nautical Miles, Statue Miles or Kilometers)
NEW FEATURE New Setting for Temperature Units Centigrade/Fahrenheit
NEW FEATURE Setting to turn off Online-offline chart and charts missing warning
1.4.5 June 25, 2015
NEW FEATURE Pinch distance measure – if you pinch the map with two fingers – it shows the distance and bearing between two points touched.
1.4.4 June 24, 2015
NEW FEATURE New Weather marker: Temperature-Dew Point Spread.
NEW FEATURE Allow choice of plane size – small, regular, large and Extra large
IMPROVED Show Temperatures on Weather markers/METARs in Farenheight by default.
IMPROVED Weather markers for wind are now shown as wind barbs for better visual interpretation.
FIXED NRST/Nearby info on Airport had stopped working – would not switch to new airport
FIXED Flight Plan Setting Dialog Box size was off
1.4.3 June 22, 2015
NEW FEATURE Offline Help – extensive help files are now available for beginner to advanced users.
IMPROVED Double Tap on Map page now brings up Nearby Waypoints (similar to Long Press)
IMPROVED Close keyboards when done entering route, waypoints.
IMPROVED Zoom to show entire route when a route is entered (but not when it is slightly amended)
IMPROVED Selecting an approach/STAR/DP now removes that dialog window
NEW FEATURE New setting to always replace Victor Airways and procedures with their decoded waypoints.
NEW FEATURE You can now add/remove/reorder waypoints in flight plans with easy to use buttons on Nav Log page.
NEW FEATURE Ability to join two waypoints with Victor airways without typing anything.
NEW FEATURE Tap on Waypoint markers to bring up menu to add/remove waypoint etc.
1.4.2 June 16, 2015
NEW FEATURE Insert IAPs/STARs/DPs into flight plan. Only Android App to do so. Easy menu to select Start and end points of a procedure – support for “Vectors to final” for Approaches.
1.4.1 June 1, 2015
IMPROVED Improved “Direct To” Navigation to any off-route or on route waypoint. More consistent look and feel of dialog boxes across entire App.
1.4.0 May 28, 2015
IMPROVED Support for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) – customized theme to comply with Material design guideline. New color scheme with animations (fades, ripples) to provide improved feedback to pilots.
1.3.2 Sept 28, 2014
IMPROVED: Faster download where ISP throttling is an issue
1.3.1 Sept 25, 2014
NEW FEATURE: SUA/MOA/Prohibited Airspace (non-tappable) overlays on map page – please make sure to download latest Airport database to see them.
NEW FEATURE: AIRMETs/SIGMETs/PIREPs on map page – an you can tap on their labels for more info.
NEW FEATURE: Preferred routes – if the origin and destination are both airports, “Preferred Route” menu option will show a list of recently filed/assigned routes between the airport pair and you can select to insert preferred route into flight plan.
IMPROVED TFRs are now tappable on Map page – click on label for more info about a TFR.
IMPROVED Runway numbers are now shown along with extended center-line.
IMPROVED Nexrad time has a background for clearer visibility.
IMPROVED Notepad tab has been restored
FIXED Some Inaccuracies in Airspace display (such a Philadelphia and Detroit Class B) – requires latest Airport database.
1.3.0 August 29, 2014
FIXED Recent Procedures view causing a crash
FIXED: Crash on map page when selecting a procedure without geo-ref info.
FIXED:Bluetooth connection crashing
1.2.9 August 28, 2014
IMRPOVED Show Airport Diagram in the list of approaches so it can be loaded more easily (and overlay-ed on map page).
FIXED Keep device awake while AvNav is running (earlier only Map page had this property)
FIXED Stop showing traffic once ADSB receiver has stopped.
FIXED: Crash reported on launch of App for some users.
FIXED: Crash on download page for some devices
1.2.8 August 27, 2014
IMPROVED Support for Dual XGPS 170 and Flight Data System’s Pathfinder ADSB Receivers.
IMPROVED Support for Nexrad message from ADSB Receiver – receive live Nexrad in the air.
NEW FEATURE: Animated Nexrad ! See Nexrad movement over a 3 hr period in 15 minute increments.
NEW FEATURE: Overlay Plates over map – so you can now see all the map features (such as Nexrad, METAR etc) on top of plates and airport diagrams). Also, see plates in North up or Track up mode.
NEW FEATURE: A new button on Map page to download weather immediately – when you do not want to wait for 5 min cycle on WIFI to download.
IMPROVED Map page will no longer recenter if you pan away from center of the map. Hit “center map” to resume re-centering.Smaller plane on plates and diagrams and bigger plane on map page.
1.2.7 July 24, 2014
FIXED Map page zooms to a smaller area by default – makes map page faster.
IMPROVED Smaller plane on plates and diagrams and bigger plane on map page.
1.2.6 July 20, 2014
FIXED Random crashes in downloading database (added instruction not to rotate device etc.)
1.2.5 July 19, 2014
FIXED Plane position not being updated on Geo-referenced plates in some cases.
FIXED Crash switching away from Geo-referenced plates view.
1.2.4 July 14, 2014
NEW FEATURE Support for ART Run-time – in preparation for Android L.
1.2.3 July 11, 2014
FIXED OutofMemory Crash displaying Plates and Runway diagram .
IMPROVED Smaller plane – on the map page and plates and diagrams.
1.2.2 July 9, 2014
NEW FEATURE Geo-referenced approach plates and Runway diagrams – shows the plane on plates and taxi diagrams
NEW FEATURE Terrain as overlay – overlay terrain on any basemap including sectional and IFR charts. Terrain display is slaved to GPS altitude when flying
IMPROVED Faster Downloads – we have moved to Amazon CloudFront
FIXED MapView now remembers last location and zoom level – when you return to map page last location and zoom level is restored
UPADATED BA3 Altus Mapping engine – online maps are now faster.
1.2.1 June 15, 2014
FIXED Better support for iLevil receiver. Fix “age” of METARs received via ADS-B.
IMPROVED GET_ACCOUNTS is now a required permission. AvNav does not use account information for any purpose other than tracking trial usage and product improvement.
1.2.0 June 10, 2014
NEW FEATURE ADSB Weather (TAF/METAR) and traffic. Initial support for Radenna DX and iLevil Wifi receivers.
1.0.9 May 30, 2014
IMPROVED A more interactive map page. Tapping on markers will bring up Airport information page. No need to constantly switch between airport tab and map tab.
1.0.8 May 26, 2014
NEW FEATURE Color coded terrain and obstacles
NEW FEATURE Support for Phones and Phablets and landscape mode
FIXED Support for SD Card on KitKat
1.0.7 May 13, 2014
NEW FEATURE FBO Information and Fuel prices
IMPROVED Map page now zooms the Flight Plan by default
1.0.6 April 28, 2014
NEW FEATURED – UATS filing and briefing
IMPROVED – Dedicated tab for Route – making flight planning even easier
IMPROVED – Support for multiple Aircraft profiles in flight plans and DUAT filing
FIXED – Nexus 7 2012 and older tablets are now supported
FIXED – Fix for bug when tabs at top would go blank.
UPDATED – Underlying BA3 Mapping engine with fix for Nexus 7 crash
1.0.5 April 1, 2014
IMPROVED – Support for new style FAA sectional maps and resulting improvement in map quality
IMPROVED – Great circle routing – route shown on the map follows curvature of earth
IMPROVED – Flight plan window grows or shrinks depending on number of waypoints in the flight plan
FIXED – Fixed crash in IFR Porcedures download page
FIXED – Fixed another crash on Map page displaying METAR markers.
UPDATED Underlying BA3 Mapping engine with fix for Marker crash
1.0.4 Feb 23, 2014
FIXED Crash on map page when showing METAR overlays…
IMPROVED Numerous fixes and enhancements from forum discussions…
UPDATED Underlying BA3 Mapping engine with numerous stability improvements