Jun 3 2012

The Eye Data Update June 2012

Kenny

The Software Development Department is proud to announce that we’ve released yet another update of the database for our The Eye product. This update includes the latest changes in airspace, airlines, aircrafts and much more. To install this upgrade, simply use the update mechanism when you start The Eye.

The full list of changes is available on our forum:

In case the automatic update procedure fails, you can always apply the data update manually. To do this, simply download it and afterwards extract it to your The Eye installation folder.

Special thanks to Michael Meier for the great work!


Feb 18 2012

Released: The Eye Data Update January 2012

Kenny

The Software Development Department is proud to announce that we’ve released yet another update of the database for our The Eye product. This update includes the latest changes in airspace, airlines, aircrafts and much more. To install this upgrade, simply use the update mechanism when you start The Eye.

The full list of changes is available on our forum:

In case the automatic update procedure fails, you can always apply the data update manually. To do this, simply download it and afterwards extract it to your The Eye installation folder.

Special thanks to Michael Meier for the great work!


Dec 11 2011

Announcing a new product

Kenny

IVAO.aero announces a brand new service which allows you to view airborne traffic and online ATC services on an interactive map. Initially this service will be on trial for the next 30 days, this will help us to assess the bandwidth requirements and most importantly your feedback. Discover this new add-on at http://webeye.ivao.aero available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iPad or other HTML5 enabled tablet/mobile devices. No software installation is required.

Special thanks to Thijs Houtenbos for the development of this tool!


Nov 28 2011

Something new… coming to a server near you!

Kenny

Some months ago we’ve started up a new project inside Software Development, nicknamed ‘The Data Project’.

The goal of this project was to combine the efforts needed for desktop, mobile and web-based whazzup clients into one big project. Together with this we will redesign the Whazzup feed for performance reasons.

One of the first products which is graduating from this effort is our web-based whazzup client, currently called ‘WebEye’. In this project we draw all IVAO traffic on top of a web-based map provider, in our current version limited to Google Maps. From this map you can get all the information which you could typically get from our desktop-based The Eye product.

Somehow I hear you asking, when will we get this product? Well, really soon now. We intend to launch a trial period for this product. During this trial we intend to gather the following information:

  • How much is the product used?
  • How should the product be further improved?
  • How much does the product impact server bandwidth?

Based on the answers to these questions, we’ll probably roll-out the product in a final version of the product somewhere during the next year.

Now, you obviously want to see some screenshots too?


Oct 2 2011

Released: The Eye v1.0.8 b367

Kenny

We’re proud to announce a small update of our The Eye product. This update focuses on one of our most heard comments / complaints: the recognition of real and virtual airlines. As many of you know, it has always been our policy to give real airlines priority over virtual/fictional airlines. However obviously this gives some issues: while we advocate that fictional airlines should not rely on ICAO codes which are in use by any real airline, regardless of the size of the real airline, still problems arise due to it. I.e. in some cases new real airlines pop up which use the ICAO code which is in use by one of our fictional airlines. Also it is not always easy for these fictional airlines to change their ICAO code.

Therefore we decided to make some changes in our functionality to allow a better detection of fictional airlines into our tools. The first product which integrates this solution is The Eye, if it proofs a good and valid solution in The Eye, it will get migrated to IvAc too.

So what is this solution now? Well it is fairly straightforward: ICAO flightplans allow to specify an operator inside Item 18 (other details) of the flightplan. This is our approach too. Fictional airlines which rely on the ICAO code of a real airline should now add the following entry into Item 18 of their flightplan:

OPR/Operator Name

Please note though that the recognition won’t work unless the fictional airline is properly registered into the database of The Eye. As usual the forum topics can be used to request updates for this.

During next weeks we’ll also investigate why The Eye gives crashes with latest ATI drivers, if we find an issue there you can expect another update of our product.


Sep 11 2011

Released: The Eye Data Update September 2011

Kenny

The Software Development Department is proud to announce that we’ve released yet another update of the database for our The Eye product. This update includes the latest changes in airspace, airlines, aircrafts and much more. To install this upgrade, simply use the update mechanism when you start The Eye.

The full list of changes is available on our forum:

Special thanks to Michael Meier for the great work!