Ever used a Vario UI and wished it had some better features or was in someway better than what it was? We feel your pain and we've also been wondering why would anyone want to buy another needlessly heavy electronic device so we've created a framework that allows pilots the flexibility they need to create their own customised UI using their existing device.
The Spedmo App support both Android and IOS devices. There are some technical differences between the 2 platforms but developers can write their UI once and have it work on all devices which support the Spedmo App. Mobile devices include GPS features as standard in almost all new phones. The GPS chips within phones are not quite as sophisticated or specialised as Vario devices however and for this reason we recommend using a dedicated Vario where possible.
We intend to support a range of BLE devices however the Spedmo App currently only supports XCTracer BLE Varios.
If you have a BLE device or you manufacture BLE devices and you would like to add support please contact us to arrange sending a device to allow support in future releases. When doing so, please also let us know the data format (eg. LXWP0) and any other notable characteristics or device signatures.
To help pilots and developers build their own UI interfaces compatible with the Spedmo App, we've built out an Open Source test harness which is freely available for anyone to download and get started. Get the open source project from our GitHub repository and then upload it to the Spedmo App Manager.
The framework we've built is currently in Beta stages and as such there may be functionality issues with the current release. If you feel you have an issue that warrants attention, feel free to log it on our GitHub project.