October 6, 2012
MyRadar Weather Radar is one of the latest apps to become four inch Retina display-friendly, but the recent update isn't just for iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod touch owners. Providing greater usefulness to pilots, v2.5 also includes AIRMET and SIGMET data and a flight plan tool. As a maps-focused weather app, MyRadar already featured basic current weather and forecast information, three map types, and five different weather-related overlays to residents of the 48 contiguous United States: current temps, cloud cover, standard radar, hurricane-specific radar, and severe weather warning indicators. Now, Aviation Data Systems provides Airmen's Meteorological Information and Significant Meteorological Information via two map overlays that can be enabled individually within the Aviation Layers section of the Weather Overlays popover. Along with the map layer options, the aviation section contains a Flight Track setting. When enabled, MyRadar will display the FAA registered flight path of whatever aircraft ID you enter. Of course, the idea is to show your own flight path to easily determine if you're in for rough weather. In addition to the major changes, Aviation Data Systems notes the following tweaks, fixes, etc for v2.5:
- Streamlined Layers menu; we've made a few small tweaks to the layers menu to better organize the features available to each layer. Layers that have a blue "arrow" icon to the right have additional settings & options that you can configure.
- Support for Fahrenheit/Celsius
- Improved hint screens with a bit more info
- Miscellaneous bug fixes & improvements