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Skydemon export to .gpx from iPad ? Missing functionality ?

By Flylogical - 4/17/2012 1:16:26 PM


I just purchased Skydemon to evaluate alongside other iPad-based moving-map apps (Air Navigation Pro, Memory Map). A key requirement for me is to exchange routes in .gpx format between various apps and systems. As such, I was disappointed to discover that the "export via email" option within Skydemon on the iPad does not produce an email-attached .gpx file (only the legacy .flightplan format). This makes it impossible to migrate between apps on the iPad (I would have to go out to Skydemon on a PC, and convert the file there, then re-import etc -- i.e., a non-starter).

So, to the Skydemon developers:

1) Am I missing something in the settings which would enable the .gpx export via email from iPad (if so, apologies, please advise on how to enable) ?

2) If the functionality is indeed missing, may I request that you include it as soon as practical ?

3) In the meantime, can you email me the xslt transform so I may "roll my own" converter accordingly

Thanks in advance !
By Tim Dawson - 8/20/2012 2:44:26 PM

Logical, it sounds like you are confusing legacy (which means replaced or obsolete) with proprietary. The SkyDemon flightplan format is proprietary, subject to change, and is designed to best support the many (and changing) features of SkyDemon. It is not designed to be opened by other software; that's what standard like GPX are for. It is by no means legacy as we have no plans to move away from our own format.

The icon in the latest version of SkyDemon for iPad was mis-published and will be corrected in the next update.