iPhone & iPad Design Improvements

Dec. 11, 2017   

 

We’ve been working hard on redesigning the app’s interface on the iPhone to create a more consistent and familiar experience between it and the iPad, and this new interface is now available for all ForeFlight customers.

The biggest thing you’ll notice about the new interface is the tab bar at the bottom of the screen, which replaces the “Menu” button as the primary means of navigating around the app. The tab bar makes it much easier to move between different views in the app, and provides a consistent navigation paradigm between the iPhone and iPad.

The iPad has some notable changes as well. Favorite and Recent buttons throughout the app are consolidated under a single button and a new “slim” tab bar design increases usable screen space. Finally, we redesigned the More view to group the tabs on the left into more logical sections. We moved frequently used features like Logbook and Checklist to the top and administration functions like Downloads, Account, and Settings to the bottom.

Fuel Stop Planning with Trip Assistant

ForeFlight’s Trip Assistant feature enables fast door-to-door trip planning in a sleek interface, complete with drive times, forward and backward planning, and a Fuel Stop Advisor that helps you save on trip time and fuel costs. Trip Assistant is available with Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.

Learn more about Trip Assistant at https://www.foreflight.com/trip-assistant

Mobile PDC and D-ATIS

ForeFlight, in partnership with Satcom Direct, offers mobile pre-departure clearance (PDC) and digital ATIS at over 70 major U.S. airports, simplifying your departure workflow so you can get in the air faster. You can set up the service for any of your aircraft at no extra charge with a Performance Plus or Business Performance subscription plan.

Learn more about PDC with ForeFlight: https://foreflight.com/pdc
Learn more about Performance Flight Planning: https://foreflight.com/performance

Meet Sentry - The Next Generation ADS-B Portable Receiver

Sentry is sure to impress - offering inflight weather and traffic on ForeFlight, AHRS, internal WAAS GPS, longer battery life, onboard storage for weather replay, and a CO sensor and alarm system for added safety. Retailing at $499 USD, Sentry will be available for purchase at the ForeFlight booth (Hangar C) at this year’s EAA AirVenture and is currently available online at Amazon.

Visit flywithsentry.com to learn more.

Traffic & Glance Mode in Synthetic Vision

ForeFlight’s Synthetic Vision feature now provides even more situational awareness with integrated ADS-B traffic depictions and a 360-degree interactive Glance Mode. Synthetic Vision is available with the Pro Plus subscription plan and above, and as an add-on to Business plans.

To use Synthetic Vision, make sure you select and download high-resolution terrain for whichever regions you plan to fly in, using the settings menus at the top of More - Downloads. Synthetic Vision can double as a backup attitude display when you connect to an AHRS capable receiver, but that isn’t required to use Synthetic Vision or either of the new features in this video.

Day/Night Auto Transition

Customizing ForeFlight’s look and feel is easier with the new App Theme selector, and the Auto Day/Night setting helps your eyes adjust to changing light levels.

You can find the new App Theme selector at the top of More - Settings. Use the 3-button selector to switch between the Day theme, the Night theme, and the Auto Day/Night setting, which automatically transitions between the Day and Night themes at sunrise and sunset, based on your device’s local time.

Organized Track Systems

Organized Track depictions in ForeFlight provide a valuable reference for pilots who utilize these track systems. Organized Tracks are available on mobile and the web with ForeFlight’s Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.

ForeFlight displays three different track systems: The North Atlantic Organized Track System, the Pacific Organized Track System, and the Australian Organized Track Structure. Individual tracks are color-coded based on direction: East-bound tracks are purple and West-bound tracks are green. Zoom in to the start of each track to see labels for the track’s name and direction. Each waypoint in the track is also labeled.

Bullseye in Military Flight Bag

Bullseye in ForeFlight Military Flight Bag is a versatile and powerful feature that simplifies mission planning and tactical decision-making. Bullseye is available with all Military Flight Bag subscription plans. Bullseye allows you to define an arbitrary point on the map and measure your own and other’s positions in relation to that point.

MFB

Related Resources

 
Fanatical Pilot Support
Fanatical Pilot Support ™

Every support team member is a pilot and ForeFlight expert.

GET SUPPORT
 
Have an idea for a video?

If you can't find what you're looking for, or have an idea for a video, squawk it below.

SHARE YOUR IDEA
I'd love a video about...
Email Address: