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rampil



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:15 am    Post subject: A new smartphone app Reply with quote

Hi All,

Please forgive the intrusion of this homebuilder/long time Matronics
forum contributor to your group.

While being grounded for the past many months with a cracked engine block,
I have been amusing myself by writing software (and teaching kids to
restore tube and rag classic aircraft, but thats a story for another day!).

Allow me to introduce avAltimeter

Not many many people are aware that in the iPhone 6 and later, Apple
has incorporated a Bosch barometer chip. I recently released to the
App Store a unique app which emulates an analog flight altimeter with
a number of "smart" features including a Kollsman window for setting
the current pressure, calculation of Density Altitude, true airspeed and
takeoff performance. The App also provides a warning for supplemental
oxygen consistent with US FARs. The latest version of the app, now allows
entry of the Altimeter Setting (QNH) in millibars or in inches of mercury,
and allows display of altitude and density altitude in Feet or Meters.

Obviously avAltimeter is not FAA TSO approved and so I provide it for
entertainment only. At present it can only be run on iPhone 6 and later,
and not even iPads or iPods since they lack the Bosch chip.

I understand the new Samsung Galaxy S7 now has a barometer chip as
well and I plan to transfer the code to Android in the near future.

My software web site is http://www.aviametrix.com
or search for "avAltimeter" on the Apple App Store!

Thanks for your attention!

Cheers,


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: A new smartphone app Reply with quote

Cool! I have another altimeter app for my iPhone but I'll definitely check it out.

Mike G.
Phoenix, AZ
Kitfox IV-1200 Speedster/Kitfox 6

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On Jul 1, 2016, at 11:15 AM, rampil <ira.rampil(at)gmail.com> wrote:



Hi All,

Please forgive the intrusion of this homebuilder/long time Matronics
forum contributor to your group.

While being grounded for the past many months with a cracked engine block,
I have been amusing myself by writing software (and teaching kids to
restore tube and rag classic aircraft, but thats a story for another day!).

Allow me to introduce avAltimeter

Not many many people are aware that in the iPhone 6 and later, Apple
has incorporated a Bosch barometer chip. I recently released to the
App Store a unique app which emulates an analog flight altimeter with
a number of "smart" features including a Kollsman window for setting
the current pressure, calculation of Density Altitude, true airspeed and
takeoff performance. The App also provides a warning for supplemental
oxygen consistent with US FARs. The latest version of the app, now allows
entry of the Altimeter Setting (QNH) in millibars or in inches of mercury,
and allows display of altitude and density altitude in Feet or Meters.

Obviously avAltimeter is not FAA TSO approved and so I provide it for
entertainment only. At present it can only be run on iPhone 6 and later,
and not even iPads or iPods since they lack the Bosch chip.

I understand the new Samsung Galaxy S7 now has a barometer chip as
well and I plan to transfer the code to Android in the near future.

My software web site is http://www.aviametrix.com
or search for "avAltimeter" on the Apple App Store!

Thanks for your attention!

Cheers,

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Ira N224XS



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: A new smartphone app Reply with quote

Hi Mike!

Thanks! So far as I know, avAltimeter is the only app with ability to
set the local altimeter setting and also the only one to calculate density
altitude which could be a cool thing in Phoenix Wink

Ira


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: A new smartphone app Reply with quote

I've been using Pro Altimeter. You set it by choosing:

Use GPS altitude
Manually enter altitude
Manually enter pressure
Check nearby airports

If you chose to manually enter an altimeter setting, you can do it in either In Hg, kPa, or mb. If you chose nearby airports, it shows you a list of the 5 nearest airports along with their distance from your position and uses their reported altimeter setting.

It shows barometric altitude, GPS altitude, and the altimeter setting value in use but none of the other fancy things yours does. Smile

Mike G.
Phoenix, AZ

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On Jul 1, 2016, at 3:07 PM, rampil <ira.rampil(at)gmail.com> wrote:



Hi Mike!

Thanks! So far as I know, avAltimeter is the only app with ability to
set the local altimeter setting and also the only one to calculate density
altitude which could be a cool thing in Phoenix Wink

Ira

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