DroidEFB has announced that the popular add-on, QuickWeather, will now be included free with each subscription and that pilots can now use DroidEFB to integrate AOPA Flight Planner functionality with handheld Android devices.
QuickWeather utilizes color-coded METARs and TAFs to depict weather at specific airports, including animated radar, AIRMETs, SIGMETs and TFRs.
Weather information is automatically updated while connected to the Internet and the app is running. DroidEFB also caches the data so that it is still available when the system is off-line.
AOPA members who are also DroidEFB subscribers can plan their flight using the unique features of the AOPA Flight Planner on their desktop or laptop computer then easily send those routes to DroidEFB on their tablet and take advantage of GPS moving-map navigation, NOAA and NEXRAD weather overlays, approach plates and taxi diagrams, weight-and-balance information, note taking, flight plan filing, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) information, and more.
“Integrating QuickWeather and AOPA Flight Planner into the latest iteration of DroidEFB aren’t the only improvements we’ve made,” said chief executive officer Paul Coleman.
“We are committed to ensuring that this app is the best value in aviation navigation. It was developed and is still owned by the pilots and software engineers who introduced it originally and we remain focused on advancing its versatility, technology, ease of use, and reliability,” he added.
“Current users have also commented on some of the app’s unique features, including UTM and MGRS coordinate support, automatic logbook, ability to load a STAR or SID, integrated weight and balance and much more all detailed in a running change log.
They also give DroidEFB high marks for maintaining a high performance app that is reliable and stable with a start time of only a few seconds.
Users also comment on the small footprint, clean and simple interface and display even as new features and capabilities are added,” he pointed out.
“Though we won’t be exhibiting, the company will have a presence at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association-Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, October 15-18 so that we can take advantage of face-to-face interaction with our customers and get their input on future upgrades, as well,” Coleman noted.
“There are thousands of pilots across the country, and tens of thousands around the world, using the Android operating system. We want them to know that we are catering to their specific platforms to deliver the best user experience possible.”