Farewell to Airport eDirectory for PC, Palm OS
Effective Oct. 22, AOPA will retire its Airport eDirectory application. The eDirectory, which debuted in 2001, is limited to serving older versions of Microsoft Windows and Palm operating systems. The decision to discontinue the eDirectory followed an examination of member usage over the last two years. Ongoing maintenance costs were disproportionate to the Airport eDirectory’s declining user base.
“Retiring eDirectory will allow us to focus our efforts on improving Airport Directory coverage, quality, and access,” explained AOPA Vice President of ePublishing Chris O’Callaghan. “AOPA Airports for iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile devices have seen more than 40,000 downloads since their debut late last spring. We see this as an opportunity to explore new ways to deliver this important information to pilots, where and when they need it.”
August 27, 2009