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  • 11.0.1

    Version 11.0.1: Fixed issue when restoring a backup.

    ———–

    New In Version 11.0

    ———–

    – Added waypoints! See the Waypoints help section under real-time settings for details on how to use the feature.

    – Added a summary of crew flight frequency (all time, 30, 90, 180, and 365 days) to the Summary Tab. This data is sortable by crew member name or by flight count.


    – KMZ files are now supported for overlays! (The KMZ files are expanded and converted to KML by the Hot Air app). KML is still preferred but many KMZ files should now work.


    – Changed the real-time wind speed/direction chart to now increment by 100 ft (100 m) instead of 500 ft (200 m) so it can be more finely tuned.


    – Flight track images can now be shared to any app (not just e-mail) including being saved to the photo library


    – Significant improvements to all flight track sharing options


    – Added 3D touch shortcuts to quickly open Real-Time Flight Tracking and the Payload Calculator


    – The “Real-Time Flight Tracking” menu item now stands out more (the cell is taller and the icon larger and red).


    – Updated interface graphics (e.g., solid blue title bars which makes buttons and titles easier to read, etc.)


    – Added additional sharing options in Backup data for “export all flight data” as sometimes these files may get too large to send via e-mail


    – Added haptic feedback (small vibration) when real-time recording is started and stopped.


    – Compass on real-time map now appears in the lower left corner of the map when needed (iOS 11+)


    – Fixed passengers count limit (the app was not saving values over 100)


    – App rating request system updated to make it easier to rate app and hopefully less annoying (thanks for taking the time to do this it really helps!)


    – Updated Facebook SDK to 4.33.0 (for sharing to Facebook)


    – Many other small bug fixes and improvements (iOS 11.4 compatibility, etc.)


    – Thanks to everyone who has sent me suggestions. If your ideas didn’t make it into this version I either wasn’t able to come up with a good way to add it yet or ran out of time. However, they are all still on my idea list and will be considered for future updates.

  • 11.0

    ———–

    New In Version 11.0

    ———–

    – Added waypoints! See the Waypoints help section under real-time settings for details on how to use the feature.


    – Added a summary of crew flight frequency (all time, 30, 90, 180, and 365 days) to the Summary Tab. This data is sortable by crew member name or by flight count.


    – KMZ files are now supported for overlays! (The KMZ files are expanded and converted to KML by the Hot Air app). KML is still preferred but many KMZ files should now work.


    – Changed the real-time wind speed/direction chart to now increment by 100 ft (100 m) instead of 500 ft (200 m) so it can be more finely tuned.


    – Flight track images can now be shared to any app (not just e-mail) including being saved to the photo library


    – Significant improvements to all flight track sharing options


    – Added 3D touch shortcuts to quickly open Real-Time Flight Tracking and the Payload Calculator


    – The “Real-Time Flight Tracking” menu item now stands out more (the cell is taller and the icon larger and red).


    – Updated interface graphics (e.g., solid blue title bars which makes buttons and titles easier to read, etc.)


    – Added additional sharing options in Backup data for “export all flight data” as sometimes these files may get too large to send via e-mail


    – Added haptic feedback (small vibration) when real-time recording is started and stopped.


    – Compass on real-time map now appears in the lower left corner of the map when needed (iOS 11+)


    – Fixed passengers count limit (the app was not saving values over 100)


    – App rating request system updated to make it easier to rate app and hopefully less annoying (thanks for taking the time to do this it really helps!)


    – Updated Facebook SDK to 4.33.0 (for sharing to Facebook)


    – Many other small bug fixes and improvements (iOS 11.4 compatibility, etc.)


    – Thanks to everyone who has sent me suggestions. If your ideas didn’t make it into this version I either wasn’t able to come up with a good way to add it yet or ran out of time. However, they are all still on my idea list and will be considered for future updates.

  • 10.1.1

    Version 10.1.1: Fixed issue with sharing a ground track to Facebook on iOS 11.


    ——————

    Version 10.1 Updates:

    ——————-

    iOS 11 compatibility updates including:

    – fixed issue for KML overlay pins not showing text when selected

    – fixed issue of KML overlay selection not saving between sessions

    – iPhone X Compatibility

    – fixed flight track trim button, so it isn’t so close to the edge to help the control work better

    – facebook posting iOS 11

  • 10.1

    iOS 11 compatibility updates including:

    – fixed issue for KML overlay pins not showing text when selected

    – fixed issue of KML overlay selection not saving between sessions

    – iPhone X Compatibility

    – fixed flight track trim button, so it isn’t so close to the edge to help the control work better

    – facebook posting iOS 11

  • 10.0

    – Export/import a single flight track from one device to another (available in the share options of the Flight Track Details view)

    – Export flight tracks as .GPX (GPS Exchange Format)

    – Display a map scale option (default this is turned on)

    – Option to get a confirmation dialog when ending a flight recording to prevent accidentally stopping a recording. (default this is off)

    – Added more KML sharing options for Flight Track export (e.g., iMessage, Airdrop, etc.); now it isn’t as specific to sharing with just the Google Earth app.

    – Fixed Glympse crashes when loading contacts information (in iOS 10+)

  • 9.2

    – iOS 10 compatibility updates

    – Fixed the issue with sharing ground tracks to Facebook where only a link to Hot Air would appear and not the flight track image (this was due to a change by Facebook)

    – The flight track line is now thicker when sharing an image via Facebook or e-mail

    – Fixed a couple of small bugs

  • 9.1.3

    V9.1.3

    ———–

    – Improved the real-time tracking to lessen the chance that the track will “snap” to roads.


    V9.1.2

    ———–

    – Fixed issue dealing with Offline In-App Purchases (Apple recently changed how to verify the results)

    – Optimization improvements

    – Updated icon for the larger iPad Pro



    New in Version 9.1:

    ———————–

    – Added a payload calculator!

    – Added the ability to view weather within the app (via https://www.windyty.com)

    – iOS 9 compatibility updates

    – Enabled split screen on capable iOS 9 iPads

    – Now requires iOS 8.0+



    New in version 9.0

    ————————-

    – Offline Maps Major New Feature: Auto map downloader. This makes it much easier to download maps for a specific area for offline use


    – iPhone 6, and 6+ native resolution support!


    – Super high-resolution graphics for retina HD compatible devices


    – Flatter cleaner graphics (e.g., record/stop buttons, flight log list, tab bar)


    – When recording a flight track the time-elapsed is displayed below the button to make it easier to read.


    – GPS warning now includes directions for Settings/Privacy/Enable Location Services which sometimes gets disabled when updating iOS versions.


    – Other small bug fixes and iOS 8 compatibility issues

  • 9.1.2

    V9.1.2

    ———–

    – Fixed issue dealing with Offline In-App Purchases (Apple recently changed how to verify the results)

    – Optimization improvements

    – Updated icon for the larger iPad Pro



    New in Version 9.1:

    ———————–

    – Added a payload calculator!

    – Added the ability to view weather within the app (via https://www.windyty.com)

    – iOS 9 compatibility updates

    – Enabled split screen on capable iOS 9 iPads

    – Now requires iOS 8.0+



    New in version 9.0

    ————————-

    – Offline Maps Major New Feature: Auto map downloader. This makes it much easier to download maps for a specific area for offline use


    – iPhone 6, and 6+ native resolution support!


    – Super high-resolution graphics for retina HD compatible devices


    – Flatter cleaner graphics (e.g., record/stop buttons, flight log list, tab bar)


    – When recording a flight track the time-elapsed is displayed below the button to make it easier to read.


    – GPS warning now includes directions for Settings/Privacy/Enable Location Services which sometimes gets disabled when updating iOS versions.


    – Other small bug fixes and iOS 8 compatibility issues

  • 9.1.1

    Bug fixes for the iPad:

    – e-mail bar and text were both white, now the bar is blue

    – corrected issue where on some devices the e-mail composer wouldn’t display when trying to send KML files


    New in Version 9.1:

    ———————–

    – Added a payload calculator!

    – Added the ability to view weather within the app (via https://www.windyty.com)

    – iOS 9 compatibility updates

    – Enabled split screen on capable iOS 9 iPads

    – Now requires iOS 8.0+


    New in version 9.0

    ————————-

    – Offline Maps Major New Feature: Auto map downloader. This makes it much easier to download maps for a specific area for offline use


    – iPhone 6, and 6+ native resolution support!


    – Super high-resolution graphics for retina HD compatible devices


    – Flatter cleaner graphics (e.g., record/stop buttons, flight log list, tab bar)


    – When recording a flight track the time-elapsed is displayed below the button to make it easier to read.


    – GPS warning now includes directions for Settings/Privacy/Enable Location Services which sometimes gets disabled when updating iOS versions.


    – Other small bug fixes and iOS 8 compatibility issues

  • 9.1

    – Added a payload calculator!

    – Added the ability to view weather within the app (via https://www.windyty.com)

    – iOS 9 compatibility updates

    – Enabled split screen on capable iOS 9 iPads

    – Now requires iOS 8.0+


    New in version 9.0

    ————————-

    – Offline Maps Major New Feature: Auto map downloader. This makes it much easier to download maps for a specific area for offline use


    – iPhone 6, and 6+ native resolution support!


    – Super high-resolution graphics for retina HD compatible devices


    – Flatter cleaner graphics (e.g., record/stop buttons, flight log list, tab bar)


    – When recording a flight track the time-elapsed is displayed below the button to make it easier to read.


    – GPS warning now includes directions for Settings/Privacy/Enable Location Services which sometimes gets disabled when updating iOS versions.


    – Other small bug fixes and iOS 8 compatibility issues

  • 9.0

    – Offline Maps Major New Feature: Auto map downloader. This makes it much easier to download maps for a specific area for offline use


    – iPhone 6, and 6+ native resolution support!


    – Super high-resolution graphics for retina HD compatible devices


    – Flatter cleaner graphics (e.g., record/stop buttons, flight log list, tab bar)


    – When recording a flight track the time-elapsed is displayed below the button to make it easier to read.


    – GPS warning now includes directions for Settings/Privacy/Enable Location Services which sometimes gets disabled when updating iOS versions.


    – Other small bug fixes and iOS 8 compatibility issues


    Note: I had planned on including a lot of other features in this update (thanks to all who have sent me their ideas). Some are taking me a little longer to implement. So instead of holding back all of the finished features I decided to release this version now. Some of the big items I am working on are adding customizable waypoints, a lift calculator, and better data export options.

  • 8.0.5

    – a few iOS 8 compatibility fixes

    – Glympse stability improvements

    (Cooler stuff coming later)

  • 8.0.4

    – Fixed a bug that could, under certain cases, cause too much data to be trimmed from a flight track.

  • 8.0.3

    – Fixed drag and drop bug

    – Glympse update – now it plays nicely with status bar on iOS 7

  • 8.0.2

    v8.0.2

    ——

    – Fixed Glympse!

    – Now you can e-mail a single KML file that contains all the 3D flight paths of all saved flight tracks.

    – Added splash screens


    v8.0

    ——

    This a big update and marks the 4th year Hot Air has been on the App Store! (This also marks the 34th free update) Thanks for all the support!


    – iOS 7 optimizations and redesign


    – Offline maps! This allows the map data to be cached locally and used when you have poor connectivity or to save data. (This option is available through a reasonably priced yearly subscription to help cover the map data and server fees.)


    – Offline maps include two styles: terrain map and hybrid satellite imagery


    – Trim saved flight tracks! Next time you forget to stop recording a flight, you can easily trim off the extra data from within the app! This also lets you visualize the flight path over time.


    – Significantly better Facebook sharing. Including posting a map with your full flight track that is color coded for altitude.


    – Major performance increase in rendering KML overlays.


    – Real-time map rotation (2-finger gesture) and 3D perspective.


    – Automated cleanup of any iCloud data corruption issues (this should clear some cases that would cause the app to crash when saving data).


    – Many other smaller updates and bug fixes.

  • 8.0.1

    v8.0.1

    ——

    – Had to remove Glympse functionality due to a change in their API (caused the app to freeze). Will fix this and add it back as soon as possible.

    – fix for real-time tracking crash and blinking maps.

    If you are still having problems contact: shawn@gano.name


    v8.0

    ——

    This a big update and marks the 4th year Hot Air has been on the App Store! (This also marks the 34th free update) Thanks for all the support!


    – iOS 7 optimizations and redesign


    – Offline maps! This allows the map data to be cached locally and used when you have poor connectivity or to save data. (This option is available through a reasonably priced yearly subscription to help cover the map data and server fees.)


    – Offline maps include two styles: terrain map and hybrid satellite imagery


    – Trim saved flight tracks! Next time you forget to stop recording a flight, you can easily trim off the extra data from within the app! This also lets you visualize the flight path over time.


    – Significantly better Facebook sharing. Including posting a map with your full flight track that is color coded for altitude.


    – Major performance increase in rendering KML overlays.


    – Real-time map rotation (2-finger gesture) and 3D perspective.


    – Automated cleanup of any iCloud data corruption issues (this should clear some cases that would cause the app to crash when saving data).


    – Many other smaller updates and bug fixes.

  • 8.0

    This a big update and marks the 4th year Hot Air has been on the App Store! (This also marks the 34th free update) Thanks for all the support!


    Change log:

    ————————

    – iOS 7 optimizations and redesign


    – Offline maps! This allows the map data to be cached locally and used when you have poor connectivity or to save data. (This option is available through a reasonably priced yearly subscription to help cover the map data and server fees.)


    – Offline maps include two styles: terrain map and hybrid satellite imagery


    – Trim saved flight tracks! Next time you forget to stop recording a flight, you can easily trim off the extra data from within the app! This also lets you visualize the flight path over time.


    – Significantly better Facebook sharing. Including posting a map with your full flight track that is color coded for altitude.


    – Major performance increase in rendering KML overlays.


    – Real-time map rotation (2-finger gesture) and 3D perspective.


    – Automated cleanup of any iCloud data corruption issues (this should clear some cases that would cause the app to crash when saving data).


    – Many other smaller updates and bug fixes.

  • 7.4

    Easier ways to handle KML overlay files:

    – Now you can import KML overlay files from an e-mail using the “open with” option in the mail app (or other apps like dropbox).

    – You can now also delete KML overlay files from within the app (no need to connect to a computer)


    Restore a full backup from an e-mail:

    – Like the KML file option, you can now restore full backups from an e-mail instead of connecting the device to a computer


    Other fixes and updates:

    – The projected flight path line is now thicker on retina displays

    – iCloud option for synching data has now been disabled. I hope to be able to enable this again in the future when the iCloud service becomes more stable

  • 7.3

    – Removed Google Latitude Integration (As Google has retired this service on 9-Aug).


    – Added Glympse integration to replace Google Latitude for Balloon tracking by ground crew and others. This has many new features which are actually even better than Latitude! (Thank-you Todd Baumgartner for recommending Glympse)


    – Added some workarounds/fixes dealing with keeping the current location centered on the map in the real-time tracking map (e.g., the blue dot is updated when the system turns off the tracking mode). Changed default setting for rotate map to heading to off (to help work around map heading bug in iOS 6). If you are having problems with this turn off the “Rotate Map to Heading” option.


    – Updated the “center location” icon on the real-time tracking map – to make it easier to see.

  • 7.2.1

    – Added a warning about enabling iCloud. (we have left the feature available though for now).


    The core-data iCloud service provided by Apple has become very unstable and causing data corruption issues with the app’s database. A lot of users have recently started seeing a lot of issues with this feature so if you are experiencing any crashes or data not showing up in the app we recommend disabling the iCloud feature within Hot Air.

  • 7.2

    Added translations for:

    – Czech and Slovak


    Special thanks to Ing.LELOVITS Ľubor!


    So now the app is available in English, French, Czech, and Slovak!


    If anyone is interested in translating the app to another language let me know: shawn@ganotechnologies.com

  • 7.1

    – Added intermediate saves to the database during real-time flight track recording. This is done to prevent data loss if the device runs out of power,the app crashes, or some other error occurs.

  • 7.0.1

    – Fixed issue causing the app to crash when trying to open a saved flight track in Google Earth

    – Fixed issue with app not rotating to the landscape layout on the iPad

  • 7.0

    VERSION 7.0!


    – iOS 6 compatible

    – iPhone 5 optimized (uses full screen size)

    – Converted Hot Air to use ARC (automatic Reference Counting) for memory management should help reduce crashes (big internal change)

    – Updated Google API for Latitude updates

    – other small bug fixes and fixes

  • 6.3

    – Added the wind panel to the saved flight track detail view (so now you can see the speed and heading at altitude as it was at the end of the flight)


    – Change “Record:” button label to “Stop:” when recording a ground track


    – Added total ground distance to the summary page


    – Added options for different time lengths on the heading projection line path: 5 min (default), 15 min, 30 min


    – Changed flight track KML export: a “GPS track” is added instead of the dotted time series. This new track includes information such as speed and heading which can be plotted in Google Earth as a function of time


    – Updated the kml export e-mail to include instructions on how to view the plotted GPS data in Google Earth


    – Changed “Screen Lock” option name to “Lock Screen On” (as it locks the screen on)


    – bug fix: when changing wind panel options in the real-time

    mode, saved data was not redrawn correctly


    – Memory usage improvements / stability improvements

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