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 (except map)

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:
1.6.1:
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.
1.6.0:
Integrated new Google Map version with
- much better support for offline usage.
- Map in overview screen.
- Turning map into flight direction
(New map version unfortunately needs also additional permission)
1.5.2:
- Altitude graph added to logbook (Slide map to the right)
1.5.0:
- Flight Logbook added
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Free
90
4.5
User ratings
163
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2312 kb
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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 (except map)

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:
1.6.1:
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.
1.6.0:
Integrated new Google Map version with
- much better support for offline usage.
- Map in overview screen.
- Turning map into flight direction
(New map version unfortunately needs also additional permission)
1.5.2:
- Altitude graph added to logbook (Slide map to the right)
1.5.0:
- Flight Logbook added
User reviews of Paraglider Dashboard
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 26, 2014
Doesn't use phone's barometer sensor.. It does not tell the right altitude. It doesn't use my nexus 5 in built barometer. So the vario is not reliable. App looks cool but I haven't used it while flying because of not having a reliable vario.
A Google User
May 27, 2014
Love this! Easy to use. Please connect to Baro.
A Google User
Apr 11, 2014
Thanks! This is one of the coolest apps ever for flying! And it's FREE!!!
A Google User
Jan 26, 2014
Best of them all.
A Google User
Jan 17, 2014
Good app but no barometer support. Good app but no barometer support. I will give it more stars when barometers are supported.