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5 Best Aviator Apps for Android

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If you are a commercial or private pilot or even a trainee, an Aviation app will be extremely helpful for you. Using it, you can get a detailed report of flight status, weather and many more directly from your Android device. Many apps are there in the market which are useful while you are flying as well. In this article, we shall check out the top 5 Aviation apps for your Android device.

Garmin Pilot

This app transforms your device into a complete navigator, offering the pilot the ability to figure out a flight route, meteorological conditions and many other features which are available in navigation apps published by Garmin. The app has a simple and interactive user interface. Since its functionality is quite similar to other popular navigation apps, if the pilot is familiar with Garmin avionics, he or she will find the app easier to use.  Using the app, the pilot can collect data from NEXRAD radar, AIRMET, TAF, check for thunderstorm and wind strength from reputed meteorological information centers in Canada and the United States.

 

MyRadar Weather Radar

This app shows you the weather around your current location in an animated format. If you are in flight, you can check quickly the weather that is on your way. It has a high definition radar which collects data from NWS and NOAA and no matter how much you zoom in, you will always find a clear report. Although the app is free, the only drawback is some ads. Those can be removed with some in-app purchases.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

This app is not exactly for a pilot, but also for a passenger who is traveling or for a person who wants to know the whereabouts of his friend or family member who is traveling. FlightAware can help you track the real-time status, even live track a commercial flight that is located anywhere in the world. You can track the flight with flight number, tail number or even source and destination. The app is free for download and has some in-app purchases which provide you some added advantages.

FltPlan Go

If you are a pilot, you must be aware of the Fltplan website. This app is a companion app for that website and brings all the useful tools of that website to your Android mobile or tablet. You will get a powerful mapping and route feature which you can use even when there is no network available. It also gives you information about FBOs and airports. If you are a private flier, the app will give you information like fuel pricing along the route, so that you can stop for a refill at a place that suits your budget. When used online, the app automatically syncs with the Fltplan website, keeping your records updated and synced.

Avare

This app is only for pilots who are flying in the United States and in certain regions of Canada. For other countries in the world, the app provides TPC charts and also ONC charts for South Asian countries. For all FAA charts, the app provides offline maps, diagrams of airports and procedures to follow at the terminal. Not only that, if any obstacles and rough terrain come along your route, you will have that information as well.

There are other useful apps like ForeFlight, Naviator, and others which provide you with a weather report, GPS along with terrain report. You can plan your flight with accurate details with the help of the data collected from these apps. If you know about any other apps that deserve a place in this list, tell us it’s name in the comments section.

 

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5 Types Of Gaming Apps We Expect To See Soon

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Needless to say, video games are always changing and evolving, and this may be truer in the mobile medium than anywhere else. Because of the sheer number of developers and the relatively small size of most games, there’s always something new, and seemingly with each passing month a new trend makes itself apparent. This can make the world of mobile gaming somewhat dizzying, but it also makes it all the more fun to look to the future. Doing just that, we believe these are some of the types of games we’ll be seeing more of before long.

1. Franchise Battle Royales

“Battle Royale” games like PUBG are all the rage in the mobile category – even though there are really only a few of them. The prediction we’re making though is that this general style of gaming will be picked up by popular franchises and twisted into different experiences. For example, imagine a Super Smash Bros. mobile game, but in a Battle Royale format, such that you could choose a character and be dropped into a map to brawl with other characters from the game. Think of the same thing with Pokémon, or popular Marvel heroes. There’s a ton of potential across the board.

2. Dating-Quiz Hybrids

This may be more of a reach, but there’s a natural connection to be made between ever-popular dating apps and the resurgent quiz game genre. When you think about it, filling out personal information to match with others on dating programs is almost like a personal quiz of sorts, and with these games so popular these days, it makes sense that the two concepts will eventually be paired. It’s hard to say exactly what that might look like, but imagine designing quizzes for potential partners to take in order to “qualify” to chat with you. It would be a new, game-like way of setting up a profile, such that members of the app could consistently take each other’s quizzes to match with one another.

3. Gamified Betting

This is something we view as particularly likely in the American market, where mobile betting is only just beginning to take off. As state legislatures around the country move toward legalizing real-money gambling, various bookmakers are making themselves heard: FanDuel and DraftKings quickly added sportsbooks to their daily fantasy platforms, a BetAmerica mobile app emerged, and some of the big European providers are easing into the market as well. But given that the vast U.S. market is largely transitioning from free-to-play, betting-like games (from daily fantasy to ESPN’s Streak For The Cash), it may be in these betting companies’ best interests to gamify things a bit. Thus, we expect to see betting/gaming hybrids becoming the norm.

4. AR Fighting Games

In a very limited way, Pokémon GO already introduced the idea of battling characters in augmented reality space. As AR improves though (possibly through smart glasses), it’s likely that we’ll see more in the way of AR fighting games. Imagine it in the simplest terms and you’ll start to see the appeal: Ryu and Ken of Street Fighter could do battle right in front of you, in your own front yard, with you controlling one character and either a live multiplayer opponent or the app itself controlling the other.

5. Zen VR Games

Virtual reality has already produced its share of zen-like experiences, even as mobile app games meant to relax and soothe us have gotten popular. Marrying the two concepts seems like a no-brainer that will almost assuredly happen in due time. This could happen in any number of ways, but basically we’re imagining smartphone-fueled VR games that surround us in peaceful environments and challenge us in minor, methodical ways, such that we play through games while enjoying trance-like relaxation.

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