Volandoo is a free live tracking and logbook service for hang gliding and paragliding. The Tracker app is available for iPhone and Android as a native app, built using native APIs for performance, bundle size, and stability reasons. It is designed to be a "set it and forget it" for the pilot. It detects your launch and landing and automatically stops after the flight ends. The app can also notify others about your flight via Telegram, SMS, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
Volandoo also offers the Logbook for your flights. Every time use the Tracker the flight processed is saved. You can also upload IGCs and add them to your logbook.
When a flight ends, it is analyzed on the server and if it was not a real flight it is discarded. For the flight to be recognized as real flight, it has to meet two requirements. It has to last more than a minute, and there has to be a vertical distance from the ground of more than 10 meters (33ft) in the first minute. This is done to prevent the app from being used for activities other than free flight.
Yes, but not automatically. WhatsApp is a closed system and messages have to be sent manually by the user. The app has a sharing option on the main screen that you can use.
Telegram does not charge to send messages. To send SMS, we need to use a third-party service and they charge a few cents per message.
On Android, we have observed that it drains about 3% per hour on average. On iPhone is about 9% per hour. Always fly with enough battery or carry an external with you!
Not really. You can use this every time you fly. Remember that the flights are saved in the Logbook
Not yet. Everything is publicly visible at this point. This is on our road map.
This will be available soon. The Groups Feature will let you create a group and add other pilots and drivers as well. This will be designed for XC flying, but not exclusively. When this is implemented and you are flying as part of a group, you will not be seeing in the overall tracking map, but a specific map for the group. If you have drivers as part of the group, they will have their own app and be able to follow the group and get notified when pilots start landing so they can go fetch them without delay.
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