AndroFlight« Games - Sports « Downloads
|Updated||January 1, 2015|
|Category||Games - Sports|
AndroFlight provides support for hang glider pilots during the flight. Map and flight instrument display can be configured in order to provide the right information to the pilot depending on the current phase of the flight. Airspaces will be displayed on the map and textual/acoustic warnings will let you know if you approach/enter an airspace. Airspaces are also displayed during flight planning when Routes are created to be used for navigation during flight. Like traditional flight vario devices AndroFlight provides an acoustic variometer on Android devices with pressure sensor. Going beyond these devices AndroFlight makes use of information available online, e.g in order to display height. Because there is not always a data connection available, the required data (e.g. maps) can be downloaded to the SD card before. This offline use is currently (for legal reasons) only available using maps provided by the OpenStreetMap project but online AndroFlight can use maps provided by Google as well. In order to let the pilot focus on the flight AndroFlight features an automatic take-off and landing detection. Once an event like take-off or landing has been detected a configurable message (SMS, Email) may be sent which containing date, time, location, Maps link. During the flight AndroFlight can transmit its location in real-time in order to let friends & family know where you are. After landing AndroFlight creates an IGC file of the flight. It is valid for participation in online contests (DHV XC, XCC, XContext, XC League) since AndroFlight has been approved by FAI. Glider type, registration number and passenger name used for the IGC file is taken from the selected flight configuration of the various you may define. AndroFlight takes care of the IGC file upload to a Leonardo flight database (paraglidingforum, DHV XC). The IGC file – but any other IGC file as well – can be played by AndroFlight. During play the map and flight instrument display show exactly the same information as during the flight recorded in this IGC file. It can be used to analyze flight situations or simply to experience a flight (again).
More information, documentation, issue tracking and road map can be found on the project website. It also contains information about fixing a smartphone on a paraglider cockpit as well as using an external battery (chapter \”Hands-on tips\”)
By nature AndroFlight uses mobile networks and GPS to retrieve your precise geographic location. However, it is only used to provide information to the user itself and to write a track log file to the device this app is running on.
If the user configures AndroFlight to upload this file to a flight database this track log can be view publicly. The track log may also contain personal data (e.g. name) if the user has entered this data within AndroFlight.
If the user configures AndroFlight to transmit its location to a live tracking service (e.g. livetrack24.com) the location is also available to the public.
If the user configures event messages they will be sent to the recipients configured by the user containing the message content configured by the user.
Besides the communication described above, AndroFlight does not perform any other communication. Since it does not use any kind of advertising there is nothing to be exposed to a third party.
We take reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access or disclosure. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.