GlobalAir.com has released its newest data resource, Mobile ARC (Airport Resource Center), which is designed as an application but is entirely web based and made for the mobile user. It eliminates the need to purchase, download or update an app, and can be viewed on over 150 mobile devices including iPads and tablets, company officials said.
The Mobile ARC website automatically detects the device being used and adjusts to the appropriate format. It can accommodate Apple, Nexus, Microsoft or Samsung devices and adjusts to fit on either a 7-inch or 10-inch display.
“Judging from the feedback we’re getting, users can get pretty frustrated with apps,” noted Globalair.com President and CEO Jeff Carrithers. “Most apps are proprietary to specific cell phone manufacturers and are not particularly suited to varying screen sizes. That’s a real issue with the larger tablets and minis that are becoming more popular. Globalair.com has analyzed what pilots are using in the cockpit, so we know the iPad is popular right now but we also realize that more Windows-based tablets and minis are increasing in popularity. The new Mobile ARC has been developed to adapt to the many different dimensions for screen sizes and resolutions — and it doesn’t require downloading.”
Mobile ARC is free (as is its desktop version) for pilot information, approach plates, terminal procedures, Notams, METARs, and information on FBOs, including current fuel prices, current local aviation weather and seven-day forecasts.
“Beside being able to search by airport identifier, Mobile ARC can also search by city names and zip codes,” Carrithers continued. “One of the exciting new features is Fuel Mapping, which shows current fuel prices for airports located in a 50 nautical mile radius of the selected site. It gives the pilot the option of choosing the lowest fuel price in that area. From our beta testing and surveys, we’re also aware that no other mobile format site dispenses the Federal Aviation Administration airport database. We are excited to be able to offer that information and provide pilots with a host of useful tools in a very accessible and straightforward package.”
For more information: Globalair.com