August 2014 Issue

ForeFlight Mobile 6.1: Terrain, ADS-B Replay

ForeFlight’s latest revision advances the Stratus 2 ADS-B interface, adds a clever flight data analysis function and finally includes terrain profiling.

Feed the machine. That’s what app maker ForeFlight needs to do to maintain its 75 percent share (by its own estimation) of the GA cockpit app market. ForeFlight’s popularity creates a tremendous task of adding new features and improvements on a regular basis because the nature of the app market is such that the more features you add, the more users will demand. There’s also stiff competition from other companies, including Hilton Software with its WingX Pro 7 app, and Garmin, with its Pilot app, to name a couple. There’s also a growing Android market. It’s a vicious cycle that we think is spinning out of control, but that’s a different matter.

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