Android Viewing Application

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To download the Android Spidertracks app, go to the Google Play store. Select the Spidertracks app and install it on your phone. 

You will want to login to the app with your normal user name and password used on the https://go.spidertracks.com/ website. 

When you first login you will see a tutorial. Follow through the tutorial to learn how to use the app or skip to start viewing your flights. 

Flying page

Your flying page shows the last location of each aircraft.

Click on the last position report to show which aircraft it is, and then click on the pop up to view the actual track.

Viewing a flight

Each position report is shown in the track and the GPS information is displayed.

History page

The history page shows the historical flights created by your aircraft.

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Different views

Click on the aircraft icon at the top of the page to view only the active aircraft. The map view can be toggled to terrain and satellite view through the map icon. 

Aircraft list

View the list of aircraft by clicking on the menu bar on the top right. The full list will be shown if the aircraft icon is not selected. If the aircraft icon is selected only the active aircraft will be shown.

Full aircraft list

Only aircraft that are active shown in the list. 

 

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17 Comments

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    Security Aviation

    I haven't used the mobile app for iPhone, but I am currently using an Android and plan to stay with this platform.  Given the industry trend away from Apple's iPhone, I would highly recommend developing the app for this platform.  

    As far as features are concerned, I like that the dashboard shows all aircraft's latest tracks and use that feature most on my desktop.

    I would also like the ability to change notification settings so I can receive text notifications on the very same device I'm using to view tracks away from the office.

    I dispatch 8 aircraft for Security Aviation in Anchorage AK, USA

    Thank you,

    Justin

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    Dave Taylor

    I absolutley agree that it would be extremely helpful to have an android based application developed.  Previously we would access the old Spidertracks web page and view our aircraft as a web page.  This actually worked very well, however with the elimination of the old web page on Nov. 16th, the new web page is extremely difficult to use through a smartphone.  The abiltiy to track our aircraft (9)  through an android based phone would be very helpful.

    Dave Taylor

    Arizona Department of Public Safety

    Aviation Bureau

     

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    Jean Kichenbrand

    I agree that having the ability to track our fleet on Android will make ops much easier for us.

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    Scott Wills

    From Sharlot Philiip - Kootenay Valley Helicopters Ltd 'I have recently started working for helicopter company that uses spider tracks. I love my smart phone and do not want ro change to an iPhone, how ever this might be my only choice as part of my duties include tracking. Please make an app for android'

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    Andrew Derrick

    We currently have 6 aircraft being tracked with expansion that will see 20+ over the next 18 months.. most people in Indonesia do not use apple but do use Android. This is imperative for our operation.. Andrew - Chief Pilot. Dimonim Air

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    Brenton Yorath

    Recently purchased Spidertracks for a company and we use a mix of Android and Apple devices. I see that you have support for SpiderTXT, so why not the tracking software??

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    John Urquhart

    The sooner you develop an Android App the better. Android seems to have the market share everywhere else but the USA.

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    Luke McCarthy

    Hi John,

    Thank you. We are constantly analysing the devices being used and doing surveys to see how people are viewing the tracks across all regions around the world, and from this working out the best options for people to easily view the information they want to view.

    At this time developing for Android phones is not high priority, however, it is constantly being reviewed.

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Luke

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    Peter Blackburn

    I would also like to see an android version. Especially now that Spidertracks have changed the browser interface, trying to view aircraft from an android phone is impossible! We can't even see it trying to use the internet page. What's the point of having Spidertracks if you can't track your pilots/aircraft unless you have an Apple product or are sitting at a desktop computer. Pull you heads out of the sand guys. Just look at the market share of android to ios, roughly double! At least make a mobile browser option. Very frustrating when you use it multiple times a day, every day. Remember there are a lot of people that will never see this thread. We have a number of other people at work using android that would like to see an app as well. You guys have a great product, just let us use it everywhere.

    Cheers Hugh

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    Mark Hattrill

    I've just started using Spidertracks bug because we all use android we can't actually flight follow. Doesn't have an android and doesn't work on mobile Internet. Not sure the point in flight following if it cannot be followed. If I knew this I would have chosen another system. Not very good value just an expensive dash ornament.

    When is it comming???

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    Luke McCarthy

    Hi Hugh (and all others following this article),

    As of the week after next we are going to start the early stages of development on improving the experience for Android users.

    Please bear with us as this is not likely to be completed before the end of this year. We will try and get a beta version to you or a mock up version as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Regards,

    Luke
    Customer Experience Manager

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    Peter Blackburn

    Great news.

    Thanks for listening Luke. More then happy to beta test as well.

    Cheers

    Hugh

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    Luke McCarthy

    Hi All,

    Please have a look at this link to see an initial design. Please note this is not an application but simply images for what an app could look like. Not all links work (like settings) but most will get you somewhere.

    http://invis.io/MA1RRTYJE

    You can view this on your mobile but through a web browser may be more user friendly. Please note this URL may become invalid when we update this mockup. At this time I will post a new URL.

    Points to note:
    - The homepage is a list of your flights, active and historic, in order of newest to oldest.
    - The second icon at the top is your aircraft list, which shows you a list of your aircraft and the last flight information for that aircraft. Clicking on an aircraft will show you the history of that specific aircraft.
    - Clicking on a track anywhere shows you the map with the last position report indicated and the position information displayed. Swipe down to hide the position information, or simply click on the map anywhere away from the track.
    - The map is just an image, but the final product will have functionality such as satellite and zooming etc...
    - There is no 'Flying Page' to view all aircraft last location on one map.
    - This is a simple start, with intentions to incorporate some more features long term such as SOS management (nothing guaranteed just at this time).
    - We will make it slightly sexier than this initial mockup.

    Please give us some feedback on the initial simple layout. We have not written any code yet so now is the time to get ideas or suggestions in.

    Thank you!

    Luke

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    Peter Blackburn

    Hi Luke,

    The link isn't working for me. Is there another way we can test it?

    Regards

    Hugh

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    Luke McCarthy

    Hi Hugh,

    The app is already in development and unfortunately this test app no longer works. We may release a beta version of the actual application when it is at a state that it works with your tracks. Otherwise you will get an email from us when it is ready.

    Thank you,

    Luke

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    Peter Blackburn

    Ok no worries.

    Thanks Luke. Looking forward to it.

    Cheers

    Hugh

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    Luke McCarthy

    Hi Everyone,

    We are looking to do some beta testing in the near future for the Android application. If you are able to send me a quick email, luke@spidertracks.com, with your preferred email that has a Google Account. With this google account I will add you to the testing group.

    Thank you!

    Luke

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