With this pricing and our no-subscription model, we are delivering exceptional value for pilots and we believe it will become an important tool in every pilot's flight bag.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 10, 2008
ForeFlight today announced the release of ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch will be available beginning today from the new Apple App Store. ForeFlight's mobile software closes the gap between the desktop computer and cockpit systems while decreasing the time to gather essential preflight intelligence -- all in one application.
"ForeFlight is a productivity enhancer that pulls everything together in one elegantly designed package," said Tyson Weihs, co-founder ForeFlight. "We believe pilots equipped with an iPhone and ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 will be more informed, more productive and have more fun than ever before."
The new version is a fully native iPhone application, installed directly on any iPhone running Version 2.0 of the iPhone OS. Each screen has been redesigned to provide a more aesthetically pleasing interface while providing faster access to more data than ever before. Version 2.0 uses the iPhone 3G's GPS capabilities to present nearby weather and airport information, communicates with the iPhone for calling ASOS and AWOS systems and integrates with Google Maps for directions to and from airports.
ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 includes current weather observations, forecasts, winds aloft, weather image collections, zooming animated Doppler radar, flight plan filing and flight plan history, airport diagrams, instrument procedures, approach and departure procedures, Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) and more. Worldwide data on airports, FBOs, transportation and hotels is provided through UVTripPlanner(sm), a comprehensive pre-trip information resource from Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., a leading provider of trip services for the business aviation industry. Better graphics, more data, more features and faster access means pilots get the information they need when they need it.
ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 is available in 62 countries for a fixed price of $69.99 from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/
"We eliminated subscription fees so pilots can enjoy continuous use of ForeFlight without worrying that their data has expired or having to dig into their wallets for a data upgrade," said co-founder Jason Miller. "With this pricing and our no-subscription model, we are delivering exceptional value for pilots and we believe it will become an important tool in every pilot's flight bag."
Founded in 2007 by Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller, ForeFlight produces Preflight Intelligence™ software applications for the commercial and general aviation industry. Their flagship product is ForeFlight Mobile, an application built specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch. More information can be found at http://www.foreflight.com.