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#3748849 - 03/11/13 02:02 AM FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X  
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I've been working on a new app for the past few weeks and I think it's really coming along nicely. There are not many GPS like apps for Android out there. I've been wanting one for my SimPit for some time so I finally decided to write my own. It's been a fun little project with some nice challenges. I could probably go on and on about it but videos and screenshots speak more than words.

I do hope to release it soon. I'm ironing out a few final bugs and I'm working with a graphic artist to finalize the graphics (I've done them all so far so it's not that pretty right now pilot ).

I hope there is some interest for something like this. I know I've been wanting something like this for some time.

Current Requirements:
Android 4.0+ 10 inch tablet
Windows 8, 7, vista, XP
Flight Simulator X








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#3752923 - 03/18/13 03:21 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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It doesn't look like there is a lot of interest in an app like this. Kinda surprised to be honest.

This will likely be the last update unless I see some interest. Lately I've added a database of large airports which you can use as waypoints by clicking on them. You can also toggle airports visible or not. I've also changed up the ui a bit to make it easier to add features by going with a more "glass cockpit" like feel. I'm pretty happy with it at this point and it's getting pretty solid. I don't have anyone to help me test it though so I can't release it unless I get some help. If anyone is interested please pm me.

here's a couple of screen grabs of the latest



#3753002 - 03/18/13 05:48 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Wow! Could this be a no-#%&*$# replacement for the default GPS in FSX?


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#3753151 - 03/18/13 10:54 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Only just seen this. That's very clever stuff. Very professional looking and you clearly know your stuff. I would certainly want to make use of this because the one thing that I have always wanted to know is what town and city I am over etc and this looks like it would do that even if I didn't use it for anything else.

I hope you get to release it and I can try it out.

#3753216 - 03/19/13 12:48 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I'd be interested if it worked on a Galaxy Note 2


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#3753377 - 03/19/13 11:23 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I would be very interested it looks great. Too many apps just for ipad which I can't afford so went with Android. Hope you release it.

#3753409 - 03/19/13 12:44 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Originally Posted By: L0stS0ul
It doesn't look like there is a lot of interest in an app like this. Kinda surprised to be honest.


I could turn this into an "Suck it, iSheep! Arndroid rules!"-Thread if it'd make you feel better.


Other than that sorry, no Android here (only Symbian).

#3755080 - 03/21/13 07:40 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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The first beta release has gone out to the beta tester. I still need one or two beta testers. If anyone is interested please PM me with your email address and the type of android tablet you will be testing with.

#3756240 - 03/23/13 04:47 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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The beta team is now full. I will update as I get nearer to release. Thanks for your interest

#3756872 - 03/24/13 08:25 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I been waiting for something like this to come out on android! Subscribed!

#3758809 - 03/28/13 02:13 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Thought I would post a quick update

Beta Tests have been going really well. There has been no real issues with the networking code and so far the app has been quite stable for everyone testing. I've received a ton of great feedback and I've started implementing some of the features. I should be releasing a second beta to the testers in the next day or two. Here's a quick screenshot to show some of the changes smile

I moved the compass to overlay the map which helps with orientation and added a vertical speed gauge. I added an option for GA Airspeed indicator now and added the barber pole to both gauges. Improved the look of them as well. I tied into the FSX GPS system so the app will now track existing flight plans and plot information for current waypoint (i need to add the info display and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to display it). Also redid a lot of my own adhoc flightplan code and that's working much better now as well.


#3759066 - 03/28/13 09:12 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Excellent. When it's out make sure you contact our PC Pilot magazine as I am sure they would love to review it.

http://www.pcpilot.net/

#3760586 - 04/01/13 03:30 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I would love to have them review it. I'll make sure to contact them. Thanks for the link

Here's a quick video on the latest FlightMap beta update. Lots of new features since the last video. Gps integration, new ad hoc routing, updated ui, overlays on map, vertical speed indicator, new launch ui, and many more. Hope to release it soon. Beta testers are having really good luck with it.


#3764245 - 04/08/13 12:22 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Tonight Ive released the Release Candidate build to testers. If all goes well with testing over the next few days I hope to release the software to the play store on Wed. Ive made a ton of performance improvements over the weekend as well as updated some graphics for the app. Its really looking solid to me right now. Im waiting to hear from my testers now. Exciting times

#3766445 - 04/11/13 11:06 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Are we there yet? hahaha

#3766518 - 04/12/13 02:13 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I'm anxiously waiting too!

#3766834 - 04/12/13 05:46 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I'll be releasing the software this weekend. The Release Candidate testing has all gone well and I'm frantically trying to get the website and support materials completed. Life has gotten in the way of progress the last 2 days but I'll be working on it tonight and hopefully have everything released soon.

#3766875 - 04/12/13 07:43 PM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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Thanks for the update L0stS0ul. Really looking forward to this. salute

#3767705 - 04/15/13 03:44 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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I've submitted the app to the Google Play store and I'm waiting for notification that it has been released. I've not yet released the trial version. I'm preparing that now and it should be available in the next day or 2. The server software has been released and information about it is available on my blog.

http://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/flightconnect/







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#3767780 - 04/15/13 11:03 AM Re: FlightMap - Android Google Map Tracking with Flight Simulator X [Re: L0stS0ul]  
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It's now available on the play store. You can see the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vrs.flightmap

Trial version is coming soon.

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