About the products
We believe aviators need apps that are easy to use, affordable, and work on all of their mobile devices. All our apps are free, designed to run on nearly all Android devices, focus on simplicity, and include no push ads or invasive Permissions. *Note that you can opt in to see ads to support any current sponsors.
About the development team
Our team was founded in September of 2012 by engineer, Android developer, and pilot, Zubair Khan. He was quickly joined by pilot friends including John Wiley, M.A. who headed up initial documentation, and educator Anne Cameron, M.A. who helped as initial editor. Our focus is on contributing to the aviation & coding communities, and having fun so we’ve developed and continued to evolve a Philosophy and Guidelines.
Active contributors on our team are:
- Zubair Khan
- Peter Gustafson (Primary contact for chart preparations)
- Ron Walker (Primary contact for Instruments)
- Tiberius (TV) (Primary contact for Support and Flight Sims)
- Mike Rieker
- Rob Aldred (World Charts and Plates)
- Frank Santoro (FAA correspondence)
- Michael Hammer (ADS-B) HIZ
- Enrique Troconis (kitepilot.org) has generously provided hosting server space.
In 2014 the code had been developed to enable free geo-referenced FAA Plates for IFR situational awareness. The work of manually tagging and verifying coordinate points on the Plates was then taken on by a large group of volunteers. For ongoing maintenance and updating of the Plates, volunteers include: Clyde C, Ingo N, Joe L, Kendell B, Peter G, Ron W, Stuart D, Tal R, TV, Frank S, Domenic P, and Zubair K.
So far all contributors are aviators, and working as volunteers donating their efforts to the Aviation and Android communities.
About joining us
We invite you to join the aviators supporting our free apps. For more information about Donations click here, or on the Donate button below.
Please contact us on our Forum if you’d like to volunteer your services. We enjoy the fun and fascination of developing and extending the apps, and there’s a special delight in sharing them freely with other aviators. The complete Avare source code is available on Github at this URL: http://github.com/apps4av/avare
As part of our mission to provide affordable resources for aviators, we’re actively developing ADS-B solutions for Avare. You can help by loaning or donating an ADS-B receiver so that we can add it to the list of devices supported by Avare.
We also welcome any and all feedback or questions on our Forum about any of our products. Aviator and programmer questions and feedback there help all our users and our all-volunteer development team. Such feedback has helped us to continue rapidly improving Avare and all our apps.
*Please Note that any negative feedback you share in an app store Review might discourage other pilots from trying our products, so given that they’re free and improving very rapidly we hope you’ll join us in posting positive Google Play Store reviews encouraging pilots to try them out.