Sep 15, 2011, 3:44 PM
Post #1 of 21
Practice Skydive Altimeter for iPhone (altitude awareness)
At the risk of being labelled a geek (oh well) I admit during AFF I knocked up a practice skydiving altimeter (not a real altimeter) for the iPhone. I lost altitude awareness on AFF stage 3 and was really nervous for the next jump. So I knocked this up to practice with. I think it did kind of help, going through the dives & remembering to look/read the alti, but with hands that were moving/mimic'ing the actual dive.
This won't of use to anyone beyond AFF/AFP, but during these first 9 jumps this might be of use. Anyway had some fun learning how to put it up on the app store.
Sep 16, 2011, 5:08 AM
Post #6 of 21
Re: [mixedup] Practice Skydive Altimeter for iPhone (altitude awareness)
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I didn't download it, but from the description and screenshot it looks great. Nice work!
A Windows/ Mac version would also be welcomed, I reckon. After all, you can visualise anywhere and sitting at your office desk is no exception. It'd bring a whole new meaning to clockwatching at work. :)
It does not have a GUI to change the parameters, but they are in the beginning of the file if someone wants to make a custom version.
Later I also made an imperial version: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4048510/alt_f.svg and a version that could be controlled via an admin interface on another computer, but after a web server upgrade that doesn't seem to work reliably anymore. It simply made an ajax call to the server looking for a control file and an admin page updated the control file (via a php script) with start/deploy/stop commands for the clients. I can send the code to that version if someone is interested (the current admin interface controls all clients so I don't want to share my installation).