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The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of more than 9500 Airports around the globe. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions - as an option even by NATO Color State. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

Runway crosswind components are automatically calculated based on the current METAR. A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded METAR or raw METAR / TAF is also available.

As a bonus the app offers access to NOTAM for the weather stations, which will be downloaded, in part decoded and which can individually be marked as read. This way you can easily keep track of new and relevant NOTAM.

New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city. They can be organized in user defined groups - e. g. for your most common routes or alternate airports. Additionally an auto-managed group always presents nearby weather stations.

For use during the night, there is a dark theme which can be activated either manually or automatically by the system (depending on your Android version).

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Version History

Launched Jun 08, 2014 (over 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 26 days, on average.

Sep 28
2019
(Current)
Version Varies with device

NEW: Added QFE and pressure altitude to decoded detail page.
NEW: Share NOTAM.

Change: Density altitude now also accounts for humidity.
Change: Improved performance of the favorites list by loading the METAR items asynchronously.

Bugfix: Fixed negative wind speed in case the METAR does not contain wind info.
General bugfixes, improved wording and performance.

Aug 02
2019
Version 2.9.4

NEW: NOTAM. Available in the detailed view as add-on. Complimentary to owners of the complete package.
NEW: Link to our new knowledge base in the info section. Will be expanded over time.

Change: New modern icon.

Bugfix: Fixed error which crashed the NOTAM item when the device language is Spanish or Portuguese.
Bugfix: Fixed crash in case the user tried to purchase an already owned add-on item.
Bugfix: Day/Night menu item is now hidden when in edit mode.
Minor bugfixes.

Jul 24
2019
Version 2.9.3

NEW: NOTAM. Available in the detailed view as add-on. Complimentary to owners of the complete package.
NEW: Link to our new knowledge base in the info section. Will be expanded over time.

Change: New modern icon.

Bugfix: Fixed crash in case the user tried to purchase an already owned add-on item.
Bugfix: Day/Night menu item is now hidden when in edit mode.
Minor bugfixes.

Jul 22
2019
Version 2.8.2

Bugfix: Changed TAF update routine to cope with invalid response from data backend.
Bugfix: Restore purchase in case of "you already own this item" errors.
Bugfix: Apply "prefer UTC setting" immediately. Before, under certain circumstances, it was necessary to restart the app for the setting to be applied.

Jul 04
2019
Version 2.8.1

NEW: Dark theme for the main app and the widget. Automatically switch between day and night theme on Android 9+.
Change: Sort near-by by distance - previously it was sorted by name.

Minor bugfixes.

May 31
2019
Version 2.7.3

Bugfix: "Prefer UTC or local time"-setting is working again.
Minor bugfixes.

Apr 21
2019
Version 2.7.1

NEW: Density altitude (dry air, i.e. considering air pressure and temperature) is now calculated and displayed on the decoded detail page.
NEW: Cloud types are now decoded - some stations include them for each cloud layer. Previously only TCU and CB were decoded.
NEW: The local time is now part of the station info section of the decoded detail page.

Change: Separate settings for legacy layout of widget and favorites list

Bugfix: TAF update procedure is more resilient
Bugfixes & wording

Mar 01
2019
Version 2.7.0

NEW: Density altitude (dry air, i.e. considering air pressure and temperature) is now calculated and displayed on the decoded detail page.
NEW: Cloud types are now decoded - some stations include them for each cloud layer. Previously only TCU and CB were decoded.
NEW: The local time is now part of the station info section of the decoded detail page.

Change: Separate settings for legacy layout of widget and favorites list.

Bugfix: Made TAF update procedure more resilient.
Minor bugfixes.

Feb 18
2019
Version 2.6.4.1

NEW: Closed runways are now marked as such with a warning in the runway dialog. Previously only both landing directions were marked as inactive.
Change: The runway dialog can now be opened under wind calm conditions - to view the detailed runway info. Previously it was only available when crosswinds were calculated.

Bugfix: Corrupt widget and METAR item layout in case the METAR did not contain a temperature.
Bugfix: Fixed very rare wrong decoding of clouds (only known case: station UUEE)

Oct 06
2018
Version 2.6.3

Change: When performing an online search by ICAO code, for weather stations which are not part of the offline database, the results were hidden in case there was more than one result. Now all results will be displayed and the user can select the airport with the most correct meta data. All results will lead to the same weather data, since they share the same ICAO code.

Bugfix: Temperature and humidity fields are now hidden for stations which do not report temperatures.
Minor bugfixes.

Sep 18
2018
Version 2.6.2

NEW: Automatically use backup servers in case the primary data source is experiencing temporary service outages.

Aug 21
2018
Version 2.6.0

Change: Less data usage and faster weather updates.
Change: Slightly improved wording and layout of the widget in case there is more than one weather phenomena.

Jul 01
2018
Version 2.5.2

NEW: The nearby airports list now contains the distance and direction to each airport.
Change: Landscape mode is now allowed and may be enabled by rotating the device.
Bugfix: When using AM/PM for times, midnight and noon are now displayed as 12:00 AM / PM.
Minor bugfixes affecting less than 0.5% of all users.

Jun 15
2018
Version 2.4.6

Change: To comply with the EU GDPR, the app now requires the user to accept the privacy policy on first launch of the app.
Change: UI of status messages refreshed.
Bugfix: Functionality of the undobar, which pops up when deleting a station, restored.

May 20
2018
Version 2.4.5

Bugfix: Runway crosswind gust conditions are now properly displayed even if the wind direction is variable.
Minor bugfixes.

Apr 28
2018
Version 2.4.4

BUGFIX: METAR and TAF access restored.
Bugfix: Restored the functionality of the group "near-by".
Bugfix: Restored online search for ICAO codes.
Minor bugfixes.

Mar 11
2018
Version 2.4.3

BUGFIX: METAR and TAF access restored.
Bugfix: Restored the functionality of the group "near-by".
Minor bugfixes.

Feb 23
2018
Version 2.4.2

BUGFIX: METAR and TAF access restored.

Feb 10
2018
Version 2.4.1

BUGFIX: Decoding of weather phenomena works again properly.

Feb 06
2018
Version 2.4.0

NEW: Choose between ceiling and lowest cloud layer for widget and the METAR items in your favorite lists (main screen). Check the settings menu -> Decoding -> Cloudage.
Bugfix: Corrected crosswind direction in case there is no wind along the runway.
Minor bugfixes.

Jan 28
2018
Version 2.3.0

NEW: FAA airport and runway data (USA only). Will be enabled with the next airport data update - currently scheduled for January 16th.
NEW: Choose between 24-hour clock (military time, default) and 12-hour clock (AM / PM) in the settings.
NEW: The runway dialog now additionally displays the true headings of the runway.
Bugfix: The online search functionality is restored (to search for an airport online by it's ICAO code in case the airport is not part of the app's internal airport database).

Jan 04
2018
Version 2.2.4

NEW: Android animations when entering or leaving edit mode.
NEW: Intermittent station item for newly added stations while still downloading the first METAR to improve user experience and prevent confusion. (Previously the station would only show up after the download of the first METAR had finished.)
Change: Increased touchable area of the drag handle and trash-can icon in edit mode.
Minor bugfixes relevant for less than 0.02% of all users.

Dec 17
2017
Version 2.2.3

Change: Minimum ceiling for ICAO VMC is 1500 ft.
Minor bugfixes to reduce computations and power consumption.
Updated server backend URL.

Nov 29
2017
Version 2.2.0

Change: The widget now marks an expired METAR.
Change: When the user postpones the request for a rating on Google Play, the app will only ask again after 24 hours.
Bugfix: Improved support of runways with ident 36 and headings higher than 004 or lower than 355.
Bugfix: The airport data update now updates the station name, too. Previously the station needed to be removed and re-added, for the new name to take effect.
Several minor bugfixes relevant to less than 0.5% of all users.

Oct 18
2017
Version 2.1.2

NEW: The current day's sunrise and sunset times are calculated for each station (detailed decoded view; METAR section).
NEW: Each stations local declination is calculated (detailed decoded view; station section).
NEW: Automatic updates of the airports database.
Change: The airports database updates are now primarily downloaded from Google servers - to improve performance.
Bugfix: Fixed several minor bugs which about 0.2% of all users experienced.

Jun 04
2017
Version 2.1.1

NEW: The current day's sunrise and sunset times are calculated for each station (detailed decoded view; METAR section).
NEW: Each stations local declination is calculated (detailed decoded view; station section).
NEW: Automatic updates of the airports database.
Updated airports database.
Bugfix: Fixed minor bugs with regard to the widget, the METAR item and the decoded detail view.

May 29
2017
Version 2.0.2

NEW: Runway info and calculated crosswind per runway
NEW: Wind barb in the detailed decoded view
NEW: Pressure unit mmHg
NEW: Still no ads at all, but a new "complete package" as in-app purchase to save 10% when purchasing all add-on features.
Change: Updated server backend URLs
Change: Support for all devices which were stuck on version 1.20.0 until now.
Updated airports database.
Improved Spanish translation.
Minor bug fixes and layout improvements.

Apr 24
2017
Version 2.0.1

NEW: Runway info and calculated crosswind per runway
NEW: Wind barb in the detailed decoded view
NEW: Pressure unit mmHg
NEW: Still no ads at all, but a new "complete package" as in-app purchase to save 10% when purchasing all add-on features.
Change: Updated server backend URLs
Change: Support for all devices which were stuck on version 1.20.0 until now.
Minor bug fixes and layout improvements.

Apr 07
2017
Version v.2017.04.07

NEW: No more ads... At all.
Change: Improved translations and wording (Portuguese and German).

Apr 04
2017
Version v.2017.04.04

NEW: No more ads... At all.
Change: Improved translations and wording (Portuguese and German).

Mar 14
2017
Version v.2017.03.14

NEW: No more ads... At all.
Change: Improved translations and wording (Portuguese and German).

Mar 09
2017
Version v.2017.03.09

NEW: Integration with Avia Maps. When an airports issues METAR weather info, you can jump from Avia Maps directly
to that airport in Avia Weather.
Change: Improved portuguese wording.

Mar 02
2017
Version v.2017.03.02

NEW: Integration with Avia Maps. When an airports issues METAR weather info, you can jump from Avia Maps directly
to that airport in Avia Weather.
Change: Improved portuguese wording.

Feb 25
2017
Version v.2017.02.25

Change: "Pull down to update" on the Mainscreen instead of an icon in the actionbar. This gives more room to move
the edit button from the overflow menu to a dedicated icon in the actionbar.
Change: Improved wording in
Spanish.
Bugfix: Fixed wrong classification of flight conditions in case of visibilities of about 3 mi.
Minor
bugfixes.

Feb 19
2017
Version v.2017.02.19

Change: "Pull down to update" on the Mainscreen instead of an icon in the actionbar. This gives more room to move
the edit button from the overflow menu to a dedicated icon in the actionbar.
Change: Improved wording in
Spanish.
Bugfix: Fixed wrong classification of flight conditions in case of visibilities of about 3 mi.
Minor
bugfixes.

Feb 12
2017
Version v.2017.02.12

Change: Improved wording in Spanish.

Jan 14
2017
Version v.2017.01.14

Change: Improved wording in Spanish.

Jan 09
2017
Version v.2017.01.09

Change: Improved wording in Spanish.

Jan 01
2017
Version v.2017.01.01

NEW: The app is now available in Spanish.
Bugfix: When in edit mode pressing the back button now exits edit
mode instead of closing the app.

Dec 13
2016
Version v.2016.12.13

NEW: The app is now available in Spanish.
Bugfix: When in edit mode pressing the back button now exits edit
mode instead of closing the app.

Dec 07
2016
Version v.2016.12.07

Change: New setting to force the use of GPS to locate the device to display nearby stations. By default the app
will also try to get a location by using the network.
Minor bugfixes.

Nov 21
2016
Version v.2016.11.21

Change: New setting to force the use of GPS to locate the device to display nearby stations. By default the app
will also try to get a location by using the network.
Minor bugfixes.

Nov 19
2016
Version v.2016.11.19

NEW: Auto generated group with nearby weather stations.
NEW: Special wind barb icons for calm and VRB wind
conditions.
NEW: New setting to fall back to the legacy layout of the favorites list and the widget. Might be
useful on small screens, in case there is not enough room for the recently added QNH / Altimeter setting.
Minor
bugfixes regarding the new nearby stations group.

Nov 09
2016
Version v.2016.11.09

NEW: Auto generated group with nearby weather stations.
NEW: Special wind barb icons for calm and VRB wind
conditions.
NEW: New setting to fall back to the legacy layout of the favorites list and the widget. Might be
useful on small screens, in case there is not enough room for the recently added QNH / Altimeter setting.
Minor
bugfixes regarding the new nearby stations group.

Nov 04
2016
Version v.2016.11.04

NEW: Auto generated group with nearby weather stations.
NEW: Special wind barb icons for calm and VRB wind
conditions.
NEW: New setting to fall back to the legacy layout of the favorites list and the widget. Might be
useful on small screens, in case there is not enough room for the recently added QNH / Altimeter setting.
Minor
bugfixes regarding the new nearby stations group.

Oct 31
2016
Version 1.20.0

NEW: QNH / Altimeter setting displayed in the widget and decoded favorites list.
NEW: New setting to select the update interval of the widget.
Bugfix: The widget now uses a custom algorithm to initiate the update. Previously it was handled by the operating system, which proved to be unreliable on some devices (probably to save battery life the widget was not updated regularly).

Oct 09
2016
Version 1.19.3

Update: Airports database updated
Bugfix: Fixed an error when adding an airport which is not part of the airports database via online search
Bugfix: Minor bugfixes

Sep 01
2016
Version 1.19.2

NEW: Add multiple stations with different search terms at once. Just keep searching and finish by pressing the check mark.
Bugfix: Fixed rounding errors of decoded visibilties (previous possible error: 10m)
Bugfix: When searching for an ICAO code which is not part of the database yet but which provides METAR, press return on your keyboard to initiate an online search for that weather station. Previously this pattern only worked if there were no previous search results.

Jun 07
2016
Version 1.19.1

May 11
2016
Version 1.18.5

Apr 29
2016
Version 1.18.3

Apr 15
2016
Version 1.17.1

Mar 20
2016
Version 1.16.3

Feb 01
2016
Version 1.16.2

Jan 26
2016
Version 1.16.1

Jan 25
2016
Version 1.16.0

Dec 20
2015
Version 1.15.2

Nov 30
2015
Version 1.15.1

Nov 25
2015
Version 1.15.0

Nov 23
2015
Version 1.14.0

Nov 09
2015
Version 1.13.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of more than 9500 Airports around the globe. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions - as an option even by NATO Color State. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded METAR or raw METAR / TAF is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Nov 08
2015
Version 1.12.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of more than 9500 Airports around the globe. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions - as an option even by NATO Color State. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded METAR or raw METAR / TAF is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Nov 03
2015
Version 1.11.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of more than 9500 Airports around the globe. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions - as an option even by NATO Color State. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded METAR or raw METAR / TAF is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Oct 15
2015
Version 1.10.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of more than 9500 Airports around the globe. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded METAR or raw METAR / TAF is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Sep 20
2015
Version 1.9.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Aug 08
2015
Version 1.8.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Jul 07
2015
Version 1.7.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Jul 05
2015
Version 1.6.2

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

May 10
2015
Version 1.6.1

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.


On Android 5+ the app uses a modern Material design.

Mar 22
2015
Version 1.6.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.

Jan 01
2015
Version 1.5.1

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.

Jan 01
2015
Version 1.5.0

The reliable and straightforward Aviation Weather app for Pilots and aerospace enthusiasts. The METAR-Reader decodes and presents the current METARs of Airports worldwide. Neither more nor less. A simple Color Coding allows a fast classification by VFR or IFR Conditions. Additionally the current TAF weather forecasts are retrieved and displayed clearly in a decoded form.

A Widget which can be configured to display either decoded or raw METAR is also available.


New weather stations can be found worldwide by ICAO or IATA-Codes, airport name or city.

Oct 29
2014
Version v.1.4.2

Aug 19
2014
Version v.1.4.1

Apr 01
2014
Version v.1.2.0

Mar 19
2014
Version v.1.1.4

Mar 09
2014
Version v.1.1.3

Mar 06
2014
Version v.1.1.2

Mar 05
2014
Version v.1.1.1

Mar 02
2014
Version v.1.1.0

Jan 24
2014
Version v.1.0.1

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