Anywhere Map's Multi-Platform App
While apps for tablets like the iPad and Droid are appearing almost daily, the market thus far has been either/or. You either have an iPad or a Droid. But Anywhere Map announced here at Sun 'n Fun that it's taking a different tack. It's new Anywhere Map Freedom product will run on any of the popular platforms, including the Windows Mobile devices. In this video, Anywhere Map's Jay Humbard told AVweb that this app is designed to -- and does -- look much more like a portable GPS than do other aviation apps, which tend to be strong on chart management, flight planning and utilities while leaving navigation as an also-ran.
Version 1.0 of the product has features such as obstacle warnings, runway alignment tools and vibrant presentation of airspace and other mapping features. It also has Anywhere Map's so-called Cones of Safety, which give a visual representation of glide range from current altitude and speed. Introductory price for the new app is $79 and you can find out more at AnywhereMap.com.