ForeFlight subscribers who use the app on multiple devices will see some big changes in the next update—or maybe they won’t.
The main difference is that the app will look and act pretty much the same whether users are viewing it on iPads or iPhones.
As iPhones have grown in size and computing power, more pilots have begun using iPhones for both preflight planning and aerial navigation and information gathering. Most aviation users run ForeFlight on an iPad, Taylor said, but the iPhone is catching up.
The next ForeFlight update, which is scheduled to be launched later in May, also will include a multitasking feature that allows users to run two apps at the same time and split the screen between them.
Multitasking is a “major technical achievement,” Taylor said.
ForeFlight usually doesn’t announce upcoming changes to the popular app. But this time the changes are going to be so significant the Texas-based company decided to let subscribers know in advance that something big is coming.