I decided to try out Mac Desktop development for a few weeks and I wrote a “Menulet” for Mac OS X. A Menulet is an application that runs in the top Menu bar of the Mac OS. It’s been accepted by Apple to the Mac App Store and should be available in a few days. I’m selling it for $0.99 and right now it’s just a quick and easy way to see METARs. I plan to update it frequently with new features until it reaches the same feature set as the iPhone/iPad version. A link will be available shortly.
Android users: I’m still working on an Android update. I know the Android version doesn’t have all the features of the iPhone/iPad version but it’s a lot more difficult to write because of the huge amount of different device screen sizes that I need to support. Rest assured that I haven’t forgotten about you!
That’s right, you are using a tool the professionals use!
2.3 has been released if anyone has any issues or questions use the support link on top.
Here’s what is coming:
1. IFR Enroute Low (Slippy map, like Google Maps)
2. IFR Enroute High (Slippy map, like Google Maps)
3. Some other smaller features which I will keep a surprise.
Should be available in a few weeks.
AirWX is now on the Amazon App Store:
We are working to get a new version of the AirWX for Android. Keep watching here for updates.
A bunch of fixes, and a new feature: Arrival, Departure, and Enroute information for airports.
I’ve decided to make this a paid in-app purchase. Right now it will cost $3.99. Please do not e-mail complaining about the price, or that this should be a free update. I don’t get this data for free. It costs me money EVERYTIME you click to get Arrival, Departure, and Enroute information. I’m not asking that you pay a monthly fee for this, but rather a small one-time fee of $3.99.
Another update is already in the works…
AvCharts 1.5 has been submitted to Apple for review. We have added AirPrint functionality to the app. You can print all your charts and have a paper copy as a backup!
This release contained a few bug fixes:
Fixed Winds Aloft Bug
Fixed TAF issue with international airports
Fixed Winds Aloft Distance to show Miles instead of Kilometers
I just submitted AirWX 2.1 to Apple for review. It has some new features, and a bunch of fixes. Here’s the list:
- E-mail METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, and Winds Aloft to yourself or someone else.
- Change Wind Arrow to either show direction from or direction to.
- Nearest Available TAF will be displayed for airports without TAF reporting.
- Added new airports.
- Airports that have Automated Weather now show a METAR.
- Added METAR Age.
- Fixed various bugs.
Please go an update your AirWX to version 2.0.1. It fixes the issues addressed in my previous post.