Paraglider Dashboard

Paraglider Dashboard


Important Note
If the app crashes immediately on start, try to Stop GooglePlayServices in the Application Manager and restart your device.
Otherwise feel free to drop me an email.

Paraglider Dashboard
Powerful, easy to use app especially for (powered) paragliders which can even be operated while wearing gloves (see below for details).

Paraglider Dashboard calculates wind speed and wind direction while in the air.
Display of wind triangle, tachometer, map with airspaces, variometer and more.
All important flight data is constantly shown in the info boxes.

Slide through the following Views:
* Windtriangle
* Tachometer
* Map with airspaces and track
* Speed vectors (basis of wind calculation)
* Overview with all views

Always visible:
* Infoboxes with all important flight data
* GPS based Variometer (optional)

Other features:
* Show past flights in a logbook
* Calculate wind triangle for different wind situations
* Set destination in map by simple long touch or select from a waypoint list
* Display of arrival time at destination taking current wind into account.
* Load airspaces in OpenAir format
* Save track as (unsigned) IGC-file
* Build-in help pages
* Simulation mode to replay IGC-files
* Metric and imperial units
* Altitude display in meter, feet or both alternating

Glove control:

With glove control switched on, you can control the app without using the touch screen (e.g. while wearing gloves).
A menu which is controlled by the proximity sensor allows this trick.
Just hovering the hand over the device lets the menu pop up and scroll through the available functions.
When releasing the hand again, the currently highlighted function is executed.

Why are the permissions needed:
* GPS Location: Now, that's obviously needed.
* Prevent from sleeping: Device should not switch off in midair.
* Internet access: Needed exclusively for Google Maps.
* USB storage: For saving IGC-files when closing app.

About the author:
I am flying a powered paraglider and developed this app tailored to my own needs. Feel free to contact me, if you have ideas for improvements or enhancements.

Recent changes:
1.7.2:
- Fix: Flightbook could not be started on some devices
1.7.1:
- Some minor bug fixes
1.7.0:
- Detect landing when writing IGC-file
- High contrast mode
- Combined map and altitude chart in flight book
1.6.1:
Bugfixes.
Please note: Integrating new Google Map Version was a big redesign. Please report all bugs in order to help me reach the previous quality.
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File size
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About Paraglider Dashboard
Important Note
If the app crashes immediately on start, try to Stop GooglePlayServices in the Application Manager and restart your device.
Otherwise feel free to drop me an email.

Paraglider Dashboard
Powerful, easy to use app especially for (powered) paragliders which can even be operated while wearing gloves (see below for details).

Paraglider Dashboard calculates wind speed and wind direction while in the air.
Display of wind triangle, tachometer, map with airspaces, variometer and more.
All important flight data is constantly shown in the info boxes.

Slide through the following Views:
* Windtriangle
* Tachometer
* Map with airspaces and track
* Speed vectors (basis of wind calculation)
* Overview with all views

Always visible:
* Infoboxes with all important flight data
* GPS based Variometer (optional)

Other features:
* Show past flights in a logbook
* Calculate wind triangle for different wind situations
* Set destination in map by simple long touch or select from a waypoint list
* Display of arrival time at destination taking current wind into account.
* Load airspaces in OpenAir format
* Save track as (unsigned) IGC-file
* Build-in help pages
* Simulation mode to replay IGC-files
* Metric and imperial units
* Altitude display in meter, feet or both alternating

Glove control:

With glove control switched on, you can control the app without using the touch screen (e.g. while wearing gloves).
A menu which is controlled by the proximity sensor allows this trick.
Just hovering the hand over the device lets the menu pop up and scroll through the available functions.
When releasing the hand again, the currently highlighted function is executed.

Why are the permissions needed:
* GPS Location: Now, that's obviously needed.
* Prevent from sleeping: Device should not switch off in midair.
* Internet access: Needed exclusively for Google Maps.
* USB storage: For saving IGC-files when closing app.

About the author:
I am flying a powered paraglider and developed this app tailored to my own needs. Feel free to contact me, if you have ideas for improvements or enhancements.

Recent changes:
1.7.2:
- Fix: Flightbook could not be started on some devices
1.7.1:
- Some minor bug fixes
1.7.0:
- Detect landing when writing IGC-file
- High contrast mode
- Combined map and altitude chart in flight book
1.6.1:
Bugfixes.
Please note: Integrating new Google Map Version was a big redesign. Please report all bugs in order to help me reach the previous quality.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 6, 2015
Excellent start I like what I see. Waiting for next revision to actually be able to use it. Keep up the good work.
A Google User
Feb 15, 2015
Bluefly vario Looking forward to seeing version 1.8.0 , so I can use my bluefly vario.
A Google User
Dec 28, 2014
Making my Android work for me. This is awesome, I will definitely share with all my fellow pilots.
A Google User
Dec 11, 2014
I cant try
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
Super App Absolutely awesome. Not using my vario anymore, or my GPS - this includes all of those functions and more.
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