Seller: David Kammeyer
* Background tracking of flights
* Better battery life
* Performance and stability improvements
GlidePath lets you track your Glider flights, view them, and submit your flights to the Online Contest (OLC)! Glider flight loggers are a pain. The near $1000 cost, bulk, and hassle of transferring data are now unnecessary with GlidePath. GlidePath will record your flight, let you see it on a map, and then submit your flight to OLC, right on your iPhone! You can also choose to email your flight in IGC format to yourself, or someone else, like a Contest Director, all without the hassle of loading an SD card or connecting a logger to your computer. GlidePath is "Blue V" approved on OLC, and can also be used as a backup logger in most contests.
I am in the Army stationed in Germany. I bought GlidePath to use as a cheap GPS data logger while glider flying. The first time I used it, I was unable to upload the data file to OLC. I got a "file format" error. I looked at the file and compared the contents with the IGC file format. I turns out that GlidePath was putting the German word for "morning" and "afternoon" in the middle of each recorded data point. That's NOT part of the IGC data format. I was able to change the iPad from its Germany setting to US, and it worked fine the second time I tried it. My only real grip is that it recorded the entire time I sat waiting to launch as well as the actual flight. It looks kind of funny on OLC because of 15 minutes waiting out of a 25-minute "flight." I contact the developer about the issue and got no response. He doesn't even list GlidePath as one of the apps he supports on his web page.
Works great. One small problem. After a 3 hour soaring flight I shutdown my Ipad to conserve the remaining 65% of battery. OOps, you need to download the file it creates before turning off your Ipad. All the saved files created by this app are lost when you shutdown an Ipad.
This works flawlessly. Submits track to OLC without effort (blue V). I can see track on map or email .igc file to myself. Works in background fine while I'm running Glider GPS app for navigation.
Very simple to use. Works without any problems. Uploads to OLC is quick & easy. The only issue is you cannot inhibit the phone in flight because setting airplane mode on the iPhone inhibits the GPS. George Young Greater Boston Soaring Club Discus B N44UU
The new version of this software has fixed the problems and is now fully usable as a gps logger. It works great in background mode, even when I am using a moving map app in the foreground. The overheating problem is gone, and it still uploads to OLC at the touch of a button. Very nice app!
GPS works well at 7,000ft AGL and track is almost perfect but you can't run the app in the background. It also crashes a lot. It should include a feature for auto start (takeoff) and stop (landing) when you give multiple flights.