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>Nov 24, 2023

Improves to Airspaces and GDL90 support

  1. Moved airspaces to the Explore page.
  2. Improved the UX for airspaces to make it easier to find and view airspaces.
  3. New 2D airspaces viewer making it easier to view airspaces.
  4. New 3D airspaces viewer to get a better understanding of the shapes of airspaces.
  5. New Sectionals viewer for viewing airspaces on the sectional charts. USA only.
  6. Added support for GDL90 devices like Stratux and SkyEcho 2. This can be enabled in the recorder settings page.
  7. Improvements to the wind algorithm to make it more accurate.
  8. Fixed a few issues with sunset times, flight duration, and flight time.
  9. Made the map easier to read in satellite mode.
  10. Waypoint symbols on the map now scale based on the font size.
  11. Fixed a few issues that causes the device to crash when running in the background on some devices.
  12. Improvements to takeoff and landing detection. The recorder is now less sensitive to movements while on the ground.
  13. Various bluetooth fixes.
  14. Archived equipment is now hidden by default.
  15. Live tracking will now be more reliable when loading after tapping a notification.
  16. Explore page now remembers your filter preferences.
  17. Added a new admin request banner on sites to improve community contributions to Gaggle.
  18. Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

>Nov 17, 2023

Introducing "Ask Gaggle"

  1. Add a new personal assistant called “Ask Gaggle” that you can ask questions about flying, the Gaggle community, and more.
  2. Add a new waypoint widget to the map screen that shows you the distance, heading, and time to your next waypoint.
  3. Add a new toolbar to the map screen that allows you to stop your flight recording and access other features seamlessly.
  4. Fixed various problems with Bluetooth device connections.
  5. Descriptions on Points of Interest can now include clickable links.
  6. Added a “Fly To” button on Points of Interest.
  7. Fixed G-Force readings showing incorrect values. Historical flights should also be correct now.
  8. You can now drag to close the weather view on Flying Sites.
  9. Routes are now export as routes in GPX files instead of just waypoints.
  10. Inactive airspaces now exclude from the map.
  11. Added a new instrument Widget that shows current time, sunsent time, flight duration, flight distance.
  12. Flight log exports now include and additional column for the flight duration in decimal format.
  13. Added a delete option for Points of Interest that will archive the POI removing it from public view.
  14. Added in a current altitude announcement after any aircraft warning announcements.
  15. Removed the compass from being used while on the ground, it was causing issues for some people resulting in the app crashing.
  16. Increases line thickness for the waypoint line on the map based on font size.
  17. Changed next waypoint color to yellow for satellite view.
  18. More wind calculation improvements.
  19. Implement numerous tweaks and bug fixes, ensuring that Gaggle is smoother and more reliable than ever.

>Oct 20, 2023

In flight route planning, long tap info lookup, and more

  1. You can now filter the route list for public or shared routes.
  2. G-Force measurement tweaks to make it more accurate. I am still tweaking this based on feedback.
  3. Flying sites and Points of Interest now show on the in-flight map. You can control which ones get displayed under Map settings. Tap any marker or flying site to get more info about it.
  4. Removed the route widget. It is now displayed with a small navigation widget on the bottom right of the map. Tap the widget to open the route details display.
  5. You can now change or edit routes while in flight. We also show more information about routes like the elevation between waypoints and fuel at arrival for each waypoint. Distance and time to each waypoint is now displayed on the map between waypoints.
  6. You can now see your last 3 takeoff locations on the map. Long tap on a takeoff location to create a waypoint to it.
  7. Introduced a new long tap gesture on the map. Long tap anywhere to see distance, bearing, and fuel at arrival for that point as well as the current wind direction and speed. You can quickly add a waypoint to that location, and we will also show any friends, markers, airspaces, and flying sites that are nearby.
  8. You can now zoom the map using the zoom buttons that show up after tapping once anywhere on the map.
  9. Airspaces in the app are now updated more regularly.
  10. You can now tap the fuel gauge widget to see more details about your fuel like remaining flight time and distance for current heading. Tapping the fuel level will allow you to edit your current fuel level while in flight.
  11. Fixed a nasty performance bug related to the glide shadow calculation that made it into the previous releases.
  12. Fix a bug with the wind direction being off by 180 degrees.
  13. Made a change to the site gust factor calculations to be less strict and show more flyable days.
  14. Many other small bug fixes and improvements.

>Oct 5, 2023

Weather radar, Japanese language support, and more

  1. Added Japanese language support.
  2. Fixed problems with bluetooth scanning and connecting.
  3. Improved performance when loading nearby flights and the community feed.
  4. Fixed a bug with the local time not showing in the flight replay viewer.
  5. Improved SafeSky connection reliability and retry behavior.
  6. Improved auto error correction for IGC imports.
  7. Added support for importing routes from KML files.
  8. Added the ability to delete (archive) a flying site.
  9. Added the ability to search for public groups.
  10. Improved wind direction and speed calculation.
  11. Improved wind gust factor calculation for determining if site conditions are flyable.
  12. Updated the 3D replay visualiser to use Google’s photo realistic terrain engine.
  13. Improved the nearby aircraft widget to now show a red airplane if there are any aircraft warnings active.
  14. Added additional toggles to adjust visible instruments and map elements.
  15. Fix a few issues with the explore view not loading items correctly.
  16. Added a small weather radar viewer behind the wind speed and direction widget.
  17. Improvements and fixes to the variometer and climb rate measurement.
  18. Improved flight take off detection.
  19. Increased the sync frequency for airspaces.
  20. Various other small bug fixes and performance improvements.

>Sep 17, 2023

Points of interest and more

  1. Added in points of interest. You can now create and share points of interest with others. For the time being this will only show up in route planning, but I am busy working on more routing changes that will show these in flight and allow you to update your route to fly to them.

  2. Updated route planning:

    1. You can now search for any address, flying site, or point of interest to move the map to that location.
    2. You can tap any point of interest or flying site to quickly add a waypoint to that location.
  3. Improved G-Force measurements. Please let me know how it works for you?

  4. Improved filtering of incorrect GPS speeds that could happen in some cases.

  5. The replay viewer now includes AGL.

  6. The replay viewer now shows a larger bar chart when tapping one of the stats.

  7. Added back the altitude gain stat on recording screen.

  8. Activity feed improvements, the feed should now be quicker to load recent activity.

  9. Improved notifications:

    1. Recording notifications will now replace currently flying notifications when the pilot has landed.
    2. Recording notifications will now show the recording image of the flight allowing you to quickly view the flight without opening the app.
  10. Added a system setting on iOS to clear the app cache.

  11. We now allow decimal values for the glide ratio on a wing.

  12. You can now specify fuel consumption adjustment per wing. So if you have a wing that uses more fuel for instance adding in an adjustment value of 0.5 will add this to your motors fuel consumption. Same goes for -0.5.

  13. Updating your flight count/hours on the user profile page will now correctly update your public stats as well.

  14. Various other small bug fixes and improvements