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iOS 13.2.3, iPadOS 13.2.3, watchOS 6.1: All Clear to update.

Tutorial Videos:

Come along for the ride as I demonstrate the various alerts and features of AltitudeAlert V2 for iPad on a flight from Cincinnati West Airport (I67) to Chicago’s Midway Airport (KMDW).  *Applies to V3 as well.
How to configure the “Slide in, Slide Out” mode.  Allowing to use AltitudeAlert in the background while using your favorite EFB App.
*Applies to V2 and V3
How to setup a quick trip and instrument approach using the DA/MDA mode.
*Applies to V2 and V3

User Guides:

Troubleshooting:

Q. I can’t figure out how to get the Slide In, Slide Out mode to work?…

A. This mode is available on the iPad Air or newer, iPad Mini 2 Retina or newer, and iPad Pro or newer.  If you have a model that supports this mode, follow the steps below:


• Make sure that Multitasking is enabled on the iPad.  Go to the Settings App>General>Multitasking then verify that “Allow Multiple Apps” is enabled. (see below)

If you don’t see the Multitasking option in the General page, then your device doesn’t support this mode.

Q. Slide in, Slide out doesn’t work any more after upgrading to iOS 11.  What gives?
A. Apple completely redesigned App Multitasking with iOS 11.  Please refer to the User Guide above for specific changes.  Also check out Apple’s iPad Multitasking support page for iOS 11.

Q. I keep getting multiple “Low Accuracy Alerts”
A. Reboot the device.

• Complete a “Hard Reboot” by following the Device specific guide by Apple here.  Then restart the app and try again. This will usually resolve any GPS issues.
• However, if you continue to have accuracy issues, check to make sure that the device is located in a position that has an unobstructed view of the sky.
• Also make sure that the device is not located near a device that emits a strong electrical field, heated windows are the most common culprit.
 

For answers to most questions and operating instructions, please download the User Guide above. Or CLICK HERE to contact me with a question.

Department of Defense and Intelligence Community:

VERSION HISTORY:

V3

3.0.5:

• Updated for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and watchOS 6.
• Fixed an issue that would cause the Watch App to freeze when switching between Altitude Selector and ALT HOLD Modes.
• Lot’s of under the hood optimizations and small tweaks.
 

3.0.4:

• Now the altimeter setting will auto-format itself when typing it in via the ALT Setting Touch Zone.
• Added an App reset capability via the Settings page.
• Added the option to hide the Mute Switch alert on AltitudeAlert Mini.
• Some small UI Tweaks.
• More App optimizations.

3.0.3:

• Under the hood optimizations and small tweaks.

3.0.2:

• Corrected an issue that caused the Altitude Deviation information in ALT HOLD mode to be displayed in the wrong place on some iPad models.
• Restored functionality to the ‘Test Alerting’ button on the App Settings tab of AltitudeAlert Mini.

3.0.1:

• Fixed a bug that caused some of the buttons and text to be rendered in the wrong position on some larger iPads during ‘Slide In Mode’.
• Some smaller app optimizations.

3.0:

• Initial release

Mini V2

2.1.2:

• Updated for iOS 13.
• Other small tweaks and optimizations.

2.1.1:

• Announcement of AltitudeAlert V3!
• Under the hood improvements.

2.1:

• iOS 12 Compatible
• Support for iPhone Xs, XR, Xs Max
• Added a Power Button when the aircraft is on the ground, allowing you to shutdown the App if you desire.  Changes to CX ALRTS when the aircraft speed is > 40 kts.
• Added a SYNC Button to the Field Elevation Controls which allows you to quickly sync the Field elevation to the current Reference Altitude when on the ground.
• Made the SET DFLT Field Elevation button multi-functional.  When you touch and hold the button it will update the Default Field Elevation to the elevation currently set in the selector.  When you do a “quick tap”, it sets the Field Elevation selector to the Default Field Elevation.
Added an AUTO Shutdown feature that occurs when the aircraft is stopped for more than 60 mins.
• Made some minor display changes.
• Changed the resolution of the Reference Altitude from 50’ to 10’.
• Changed the resolution of the Alert Margins from 100’ increments to 50’ increments.
• Rewrote User Manual for better readability.

2.0.4:

• Fixed a bug that caused the App to crash on some iPhones when an altitude was selected with the Altitude Selector.

2.0.3:

• Fixed a bug that was causing app to crash on launch with some iPhones.

2.0.2:

• Corrected a bug that effected the Pilot and PAX Oxy Alerts.
• Optimized the GPS Accuracy Monitoring when GPS Altitude Reference is selected.
• Optimized the aural alerting engine.
• Other small tweaks

2.0.1:

• Fixed Default Field Elevation form resetting after manual input of the altimeter setting or DA/MDA
• Fixed ALT Setting “Touch Zone”
• Fixed a bug that was inhibiting the app from resetting itself after landing
• Squashed some lesser known bugs

2.0:

• New name
• Added Barometric Altitude Reference
• IFR Minimums Alerting (Device with Barometric Sensor Required)
• Alert Margins are now customizable
• Maximum Altitude Alerting limit increased to FL459 (See User Guide)
• Default Field Elevation added
• “Altitude Acquired” alert added for greater situational awareness
• Many small UI changes
• Tons of under the hood optimizations!

1.1:

• ALT Setting Switch to toggle local altimeter in either In Hg or hPa.
• Under the hood optimizations & Bug Fixes.

1.0.2:

• Land Mode Optimization.
• Bug Fixes.

1.0.1:

• Initial Launch.

iPad V2

2.2.3:

• Updated for iPadOS 13.
• Corrected an issue that would continuously show the v2.2 New Features screen on every startup.
• Corrected an issue that would render some controls in the wrong position in Slide In mode.

2.2.2:

• Announcement of AltitudeAlert V3!
• Under the hood improvements.

2.2.1:

• iOS 9 is no longer supported with this version. This is due to the many changes in code libraries that AltitudeAlert for iPad V2 uses.
• Small under the hood optimizations.

2.2:

• iOS 12 Compatable.
• Added a Power Button when the aircraft is on the ground, allowing you to shutdown the App if you desire.  Changes to CX ALRTS when the aircraft speed is > 40 kts.
• Added a SYNC Button to the Field Elevation Controls which allows you to quickly sync the Field elevation to the current Reference Altitude when on the ground.
• Made the SET DFLT Field Elevation button multi-functional.  When you touch and hold the button it will update the Default Field Elevation to the elevation currently set in the selector.  When you do a “quick tap”, it sets the Field Elevation selector to the Default Field Elevation.
• Added an AUTO Shutdown feature that occurs when the aircraft is stopped for more than 60 mins.
• Made some minor display changes.
• Changed the resolution of the Reference Altitude from 50’ to 10’.
• Changed the resolution of the Alert Margins from 100’ increments to 50’ increments.
• Rewrote User Manual for better readability.

2.1.3:

• Corrected a bug that effected the Pilot and PAX Oxy Alerts.
• Optimized the GPS Accuracy Monitoring when GPS Altitude Reference is selected.
• Optimized the aural alerting engine.
• Other small tweaks.

2.1.2:

• Corrected some small rendering issues with the Altitude Selector buttons.

2.1.1:

• Added “Default Field Elevation”. Now you can save a common field elevation that you regularly use (such as your home airport).
• Added a “GPS Signal Quality” indicator (Barometric Altitude Reference).
• Changed the “Ref Alt – PRES” label to “Ref Alt – BARO”.
• Under the hood optimizations.

2.1:

• Added a toggle switch in the App Settings that allows you to increase maximum alerting altitude to FL459.
• “Altitude Acquired” Highlight added to the Altitude Selector for visual feedback when acquiring your selected altitude.
• Optimizations and Bug Fixes.

2.0:

• Initial Launch

iPad (Legacy Version)

August 5, 2018

REMOVED FROM APPLE APP STORE.  DOWNLOAD AltitudeAlert V3

1.5.4:

• Legacy support advisory.

1.5.3:

• Fixed a bug where ENTER and CLR buttons on lower resolution iPads would not render correctly.

1.5.2:

• More under the hood optimizations
• Fixed a bug that inhibited the PAX OXY Alert from illuminating above 14000′ after making an adjustment
• Added an alert to notify you when the Reference Altitude Alerting System has been stopped due to inactivity when the aircraft is not moving for 30 min.
• Fixed the version label from being displayed in the Slide In mode

1.5.1:

• Bug Fixes and Optimizations.

1.5:

• New Alert Parameter Settings!  Now you can control at what altitude AltitudeAlert generates its alerts.
• Enhanced Alert Testing for testing your iPad and headset prior to flight.
• Bug fixes and improvements.

1.4:

• ALT Setting Switch to toggle local altimeter in either In Hg or hPa
• Under the hood optimizations

1.3.1:

 Corrected a display bug when the User Interface was “Swiped In”

1.3:

• Altitude Quick Sync.

1.2.3:

•  Corrected a bug uncovered that inhibited the iPad GPS from being activated in iOS 11.
•  Small UI fix when using AltitudeAlert in landscape mode while the in “Slide in” with another App.

1.2:

•  Introducing the new and improved LANDING MODE monitoring!
• This safety feature has only been available to pilots with more sophisticated GPWS or EGPWS systems.
• When the Landing Mode is selected manually (or automatically), AltitudeAlert will generate a 1000′ and 500′ alert.
• For pilots of retractable gear aircraft, “Check Landing Gear Down” is added to the 500′ alert (see the User Guide in the HOW TO section).

1.2.2:

• iOS 11 Compatibility.

1.2.1:

• Under the hood optimizations and squashed bugs.

1.1.2: 

• Updated to work with iOS 10 and take advantage of iOS 10’s new enhanced Notifications!

1.1:

• Redesigned User Interface.
• “Touch Zones” with popup numeric entry pads added for manual adjustments.
• Added a Test Audio button to set audio alert levels prior to takeoff.

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