FlightMap and FlightGauge Removed from Sale

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I can hardly believe it’s been 8 years since FlightMap was released to the play store. I want to thank everyone who has supported the apps over the years. I can’t tell you how much I learned and how much fun I had building these apps. Unfortunately, I have very little choice but to remove the apps from sale. I do not have the resources to continue feature development any longer along with other issues.

What does this mean for the users?

  • If you have purchased the apps they will remain in your google play library and you can continue to use them however you like. I am not taking the apps off the store I am only removing them from sale.
  • If you are looking to purchase the apps there is no way to do so now.
  • I can still push releases if there is a bug or issue is found. I am not stopping support for the app at this time. If you have any issues please continue to use the contact form

So what about the future…

I am contemplating what to do and there is a very real possibility I open source everything. Before doing that I have some research to do with regards to the google maps api licensing and other issues. You may see FlightGauge open sourced first as it doesn’t have any external resources.

I want to thank everyone again for all of the support over the years. Stay tuned as I figure out what to do with the apps going forward.

3 thoughts on “FlightMap and FlightGauge Removed from Sale

    caggius said:
    August 31, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Hi Eric,
    have you made any progress towards open sourcing the flightguage code ? I am looking for a code base from which to create a full size Spitfire Instrument Panel (for personal use, not profit) for use with XPlane rather than FSX. X Plane already uses UDP comms. I will probably end up using 3 panels for the dial gauges, and a mix of Arduino/Pi’s for the switches and lights.

    I had been looking at Vranki’s ExtPlane code but your flightgauge package looks like a superb piece of GUI engineering and a much better start that could save me a lot of coding !

    regards
    Bob

      vineripesoftware responded:
      September 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      FlightConnect has been made open source and it’s on my github. You could look at adding xplane support to that. As long as the network interface for FlightGauge and FlightMap stays the same then you would be able to provide whatever data you want to them. There is a data collector thread that runs and fills a data object with the current parameters. Then a poller runs separately pulling the data from that data set and sending it off to whatever clients are connected. I just never got around to adding xplane support because I don’t own it and demand was low.

      I’m looking at my options for the other apps. I have not made up my mind yet on what to do.

        caggius said:
        October 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm

        Thanks Eric,
        it was the gauge drawing code that I was looking for as I want to draw the instruments in the right place on a large LCD behind an aluminium cockpit panel with cutouts. So whilst you think about your options I will probably start elsewhere for a proof of concept. This is a long term project. Thank you for replying. Bob

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