In its Beta state, FlashUp is doing a lot of things in the background. However, you aren’t expected to see any of it or notice – because it’s a background app.
Below is a short demonstration of what FlashUp would look like if you were looking at your device – which is what FlashUp is designed to avoid.
- As you approach the aircraft’s location, FlashUp becomes ‘armed’ – meaning it starts analyzing its environment for signs that you have started the aircraft and it is running
- Once FlashUp has determined the initial flight ‘state’ of engine running, it records position, direction and velocity each second, as well as overlays core flight events, like takeoff and landing
- When you shut down the aircraft, FlashUp captures the engine stop event and wraps up the flight record
- As you leave the vicinity of the aircraft, FlashUp ‘disarms’ and stops monitoring for flight events
As you can see, there is not a lot of visual feedback to the user that they might find useful. In its current state, FlashUp simply shows the pilot their flight times post-flight.