iFlightPlanner for iPad v1.0.4 Update Issue

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 1:34 PM

iFlightPlanner for iPad v1.0.4 was released to the App Store on Thursday, May 24.  Soon after, we discovered that on some iPads, the new version would display the splash screen, and then shut down.

The reason for this issue is that during app startup, iFlightPlanner for iPad upgrades its internal database from v1.0.3 to v1.0.4.  This includes storage of AIRMETs and SIGMETs and other new data in this version.  However, if the startup process for an app takes longer than 10 seconds, the iPad software (iOS) will close the app.  On some iPads, particularly the iPad 1s with less processing power, the startup process takes longer than 10 seconds.

As soon as we discovered the issue on Thursday, we modified iFlightPlanner for iPad to correct the issue.  On Thursday afternoon we submitted v1.0.5 to Apple as we knew this issue was affecting a number of our users.  App reviews typically take 5-7 days, but fortunately we received an expedited review on Friday.  To our surprise, Apple rejected v1.0.5 for an issue unrelated to the fix included in v1.0.5, yet we are working closely with Apple to resolve the issue. 

In the meantime, there is a workaround for our members: If you delete the app (by holding down the iFlightPlanner icon on your iPad, then tapping the red " - " symbol in the upper left corner), you can download v1.0.4 from the App Store and everything will work correctly as it is a fresh install of v1.0.4.  The downside of this workaround is that you will need to redownload any chart and data packages from the Downloads tab.

Needless to say, we apologize to our members for the inconvenience and are working diligently to remedy the situation!


The iFlightPlanner Crew