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Suggestion: Keep aircraft and waypoints synced


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So if you make changes on one device it updates on any others.
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vfr-uk - 7/21/2019 10:18:04 AM
So if you make changes on one device it updates on any others.

Save your changes to the Cloud and then download from the Cloud on your 'other' device.


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Sky Painter - 7/21/2019 11:04:46 AM
vfr-uk - 7/21/2019 10:18:04 AM
So if you make changes on one device it updates on any others.

Save your changes to the Cloud and then download from the Cloud on your 'other' device.

If you make updates on one device and not another the only option is to save to cloud which will then replace on the other device. Certainly with waypoints. Even if you make a waypoint for a route, and open said route on another device the waypoints don't come with it.

So yes if you remember every time to download waypoints manually before adding new ones and then forcing back to the cloud it works, but an automatic sync would obviously be a lot nicer. Just one less thing to forget. Same for aircraft profiles. 

Could be optional of course but if you're using multiple devices auto sync* just makes everything easier.

*or perhaps semi-auto sync - ie popup "there are newer way points aircraft definitions would you like to update them on this device" 

Edited 7/21/2019 4:17:55 PM by vfr-uk
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Such a sync would be counter intuitive for my case, using two iPad for two totally different aircraft with their own very distinct characteristics. So, No, I object - an autosync would be bad and No, I don‘t want to purchase a subscription per aircraft!
Edited 7/21/2019 7:12:44 PM by MarkusM
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As above, an *optional* auto-sync (for those not with your use case) Smile
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I also work with several devices and it happened to me many times, that I lost waypoints or aircraft settings if i don’t immediately sync manually on all devices, thats a hassel and doesn't make sence.

PLEASE add Switches in setup for Auto-syncing of :

Routes, Waypoints, Aircrafts, Logs, General-Program-Favorites (did I forget something?)

than al folks will be happy. Thanks
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I agree, that would be superb.
Often, after a flight, I tune my Profile some more. Of course I forget to sync to all devices. When planning my next flight, I notice that I now have two versions for the same Aircraft and don't remember which one the newer is. Auto-sync would be perfect to fix that.

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+1 for autosync
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We would love to do automatic sync, but the rules need to be different for the different types of things you can save to the cloud in SkyDemon. We discussed at great length the notion of automatically syncing planned routes between devices this year, or last year, and there were too many factors against it. Instead we improved the user interface so that it solved many of the problems users wanted auto-sync of routes to solve.

Logs is something different, and I would be in favour of automatic backing up of logs to the cloud after a flight. We have seen some users protest against this due to privacy concerns, and in fact those concerns conceivably stretch to any automatic syncing of any data, so it would need to be optional.

I'm in favour of automatic syncing of settings, but even on this thread somebody has made a perfectly reasonable objection to the notion of this happening.

The automatic syncing of aircraft profiles when they are updated is a nice idea too, albeit it wouldn't update all your saved routes which use that profile.

User waypoints in general is a feature which is due for an overhaul, and I'd like to better integrate the cloud at that point. Suggestions are, as always, welcome.

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I repeat myself :

PLEASE add Switches in setup for Auto-syncing.
Than every user can decide which syncing-behavior he prefers.

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