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When viewing EU airports in metric mode FlightWatch suffered from slight rounding error. The root of the problem was that when NOAA was fetching data for those stations, they converted the presented measurements into US standard units. As FlightWatch only … Continue reading
Metric unit support is here! Yay! FlightWatch’s flight category colour scheme was a source of confusion as it did not align to any aviation body’s scheme. It now will correspond to the colour scheme used on NOAA’s aviationweather.gov, which will … Continue reading
I’ve been vacationing in Northern MN for the last two weeks, and for the first time in a long while my phone has been away from a charger for extended periods. This enabled me to get more accurate battery use … Continue reading
It turns out that if you mark a bug as old in the market, that you don’t see it on the main page even if it still occurs. There’s an odd case where the service responsible for sending notifications is … Continue reading
Looking at the order history it appears a good portion of FlightWatch users reside outside of the United States. Additionally, my very first feedback on FW requested non-U.S. measurements be made available. Accordingly, along with trends the next FW version … Continue reading
One of the biggest pains in developing the latest FW and FWL releases was getting toasts to display properly. I could get them on the screen fine, but when started from my notification service they would never go away. In … Continue reading
One of the interesting things about writing software is how many times real world experience proves you dead wrong. I have long held the opinion that if your application requires and Internet connection, and making connection attempts costs the user, … Continue reading
This is a maintenance release which fixes several bugs in metar decoding when ADDS does not return complete information for the station. FlightWatch will now present empty fields if the data for that field is unavailable.
FlightWatch 1.3 adds a feature that many users had been asking for, namely METAR decoding. The raw metar text is a fast, highly efficient representation of WX for those who know how to read it. As FlightWatch is geared to … Continue reading
Minor bug fixes and code unification, along with an EULA.