21-May-2014 Source: Upcast AvBooks
Digital publishing company Upcast completed an overhaul of its entire line-up of business aircraft catalogues for the iPad, comprising JetBook, TurboBook, and HeliBook. The apps, which allow users to quickly browse through current, future, and out-of-production models, as well as easily compare them to each other, have been the tool of choice for digitally-minded business aviation customers and professionals since Upcast JetBook came out in 2011. The iOS 7 redesign comes with an internal engine upgrade that improves the operation of the apps, enhances the graphic experience and streamlines performance.
“We are very happy to bring out this major update for our full range of apps on the first day of EBACE,” says publisher Ivan Veretennikov. “Our current user base of around 14000 people worldwide across paid and free apps will surely enjoy the beautiful design, smooth operations, and lots of new data and images. The overhaul will surely help us attract new users, especially as soon as they see the new aircraft announced at EBACE appear in UpcastAvBooks. For example, the Dassault Falcon 8X, Gulfstream G650ER, and Piaggio Avanti EVO will appear in UpcastAvBooks within the next few days, as opposed to having to wait for this data – and much less of it, in fact – to appear in printed guides or on various websites. Apart from offering confirmed data in one place and doing it faster than anybody else, we are unique in the way information is presented: detailed floorplans and cross-sections, carefully chosen photographs, specs in metric and imperial units, videos, 360 views, and most importantly an interactive map showing flight ranges from over 300 cities. This is something you don’t find anywhere else.”
Across the three apps, Upcast AvBooks feature around 140 aircraft models. Once installed, they don’t require an internet connection. This allows users to access all featured information offline, e.g. aboard an aircraft flying at altitude. The three apps as well as their free Lite versions are available on the App Store by searching for their respective names, JetBook, HeliBook, and TurboBook.