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Not a bug

use with tablet

Nelson H 3 years ago updated by Eric.Rush (Project Lead) 3 years ago 1

Last week I flew North to see the eclipse. I thought I could access the AOPA Flight Planner with my tablet (Android, touch screen, no mouse). It was a very frustrating experience. When I long pressed  a waypoint in the route list on the left, the popup window opened just like when right clicking with the mouse but when I touched "Remove [waypoint] from this route, 2-3 waypoints were removed. I could not drag waypoints to reorder them (up - down arrows would help here). When I tried to build a route, the waypoints got added in random order. For example, I tried to build a route KCEZ KAIB EKR KDWX. After entering KCEZ & KAIB, EKR placed itself between KCEZ & KAIB. 


I'd rather not bring my Windows laptop with me when I am traveling. Could you modify  the AOPA Flight Planner to work with touch screen tablets?


Thanks

Answer

Answer
Not a bug

The AOPA Flight Planner is designed as a desktop/laptop application.While we try to support tablet-based interfaces as best we can, some of the technology we use does not translate perfectly to touch interfaces. There are no plans to modify or create a version that is specifically designed for tablet devices. That being said, the AOPA Flight Planner integrates with 6 different EFB apps which are designed to run exclusively on tablet devices. This allows users to plan the flight on their desktop/laptop computer and then open the same flight plan on one of the supported EFB apps for use while flying or when away from their desktop or laptop.

Answer
Not a bug

The AOPA Flight Planner is designed as a desktop/laptop application.While we try to support tablet-based interfaces as best we can, some of the technology we use does not translate perfectly to touch interfaces. There are no plans to modify or create a version that is specifically designed for tablet devices. That being said, the AOPA Flight Planner integrates with 6 different EFB apps which are designed to run exclusively on tablet devices. This allows users to plan the flight on their desktop/laptop computer and then open the same flight plan on one of the supported EFB apps for use while flying or when away from their desktop or laptop.