Release 2.0 brings sunrise/set and twilight calculations

Dear Crewmembers,

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just made our latest release (2.0) available on the App Store. It should become visible during the course of the day. For existing customers, the update will appear automatically in the App Store app.

It adds calculation of sunrise, sunset and civil twilight times for any geographic location on Earth (except directly at the North and South poles), for dates ranging from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 2999.

Locations can be given an identifier of up to 5 characters/digits, and stored for quick retrieval. A number of aerodrome locations, with coordinates from publicly-available sources, are already provided (one location per ICAO region and country, plus a few extra). You can edit these, and add your own.

All the details can be found here.

We also significantly expanded the offline help text (to view, tap the ‘question mark’ button on each tab), and fixed the pagination dots issue I mentioned in my previous post.

We used the last months to not only develop this new functionality, but to make under-the-hood changes to pave the way for more upcoming features. Very shortly (before the end of May) we are releasing another update that provides a significant improvement to how the thumbwheels respond to touch. We’ve been looking to fix that for quite some time, and are very pleased with the results in our tests.

There is more in the works. The app now has 5 feature tabs (Wind, Speeds, Altitudes, Fuel and Sunrise), and for the next major feature (and the sixth and subsequent tabs), we need to do some more behind-the-scenes preparations. On the way there, we’ll continue to roll out improvements which you have suggested.

Thank you very much for your custom, and for your feedback, and as always happy landings!