Improvements to approach plates

Just a quick technical note about approach plates in ForeFlight Mobile 3 for this post.

We have recently made changes to reduce the file size of the plates.  These smaller plates are available in the Downloads view now – no software update required.

This change has quite a few benefits we hope our customers will enjoy:

  • 3x smaller file size means:
    • 3x faster downloading
    • 3x faster installing
    • 1/3 the disk space needed
  • Plates can be zoomed in further than before, making smaller parts of the approach easier to see
  • Plates load and zoom in/out faster than before, especially on older iPhones

We will continue to make lots of little improvements like this as we move forward!  Every little detail counts!