Author Archives: Chris Serio

Major Mobile Changes Coming!

Things have been quiet with the mobile product recently but that's only because we have been working on some new features that we didn't want to talk about until we had them running reasonably well on a variety of devices. Well, we … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, Mobile Devices | 39 Comments

X-Plane 10 for Android and Mobile Roadmap

It's been a while since I've written a blog entry because...I've been working in the dungeons, coding for Android, unlike Ben who spends his days at Starbucks sipping lattes and writing blog posts all day. 🙂 Seriously, if you have … Continue reading

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Posted in Android, News | 56 Comments

Android Status Update – Testers Wanted!

We've been quiet on the Android front for X-Plane 10 Mobile but typically around here, quiet is a good thing because it means we're busy! We've put in a lot of effort and we're at a point now where we're … Continue reading

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Posted in Android, Development, Mobile Devices | 29 Comments

Why Apple before Android?

Hi Guys, it's Chris. I haven't written a blog post in ages. They've kept me locked in the basement like Milton Waddams, unwilling to let me out to see daylight until I finished X-Plane 10 Mobile. And they stole my … Continue reading

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Posted in Android, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Devices | 38 Comments

Screencast: Creating ATC Airport Flows in WorldEditor v1.2

I've just uploaded some new videos to the official X-Plane YouTube video channel. These videos are screencast tutorials for airport authors to help them understand the ATC Airport Flow feature in X-Plane v10. ATC Airport Flows are essentially a set … Continue reading

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Posted in Air Traffic Control, Screencasts | 28 Comments

Screencast: Creating ATC Taxi Networks in WorldEditor v1.2

Well as I promised (11 months ago), here's a tutorial on making ATC Taxi Networks in WorldEditor v1.2. Hopefully this clears up some misunderstandings about how the pieces of the system work and how they're meant to be used. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Posted in Air Traffic Control, Screencasts | 28 Comments

Linux Joystick Permissions

Edit: see the end of the article for a GUI tool to manage joystick permissions. I've already briefly discussed some of the changes necessary to get joystick devices working properly but I thought it'd be a good idea to consolidate … Continue reading

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Posted in Hardware | 13 Comments

X-Plane for Android is NOT Infected!

It has been brought to my attention that Android users that have Webroot's Antivirus app for Android installed are getting false reports that X-Plane contains a trojan virus. This is of course a complete false-positive on the part of the … Continue reading

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Posted in Android | Comments Off on X-Plane for Android is NOT Infected!

Slow “Open” Dialogs…If you’re a hoarder.

I've yet to see an episode of "Hoarders" with an aviation theme but apparently people with that flavor of the disease exist because I've gotten a chance to talk with a few who have accumulated a serious amount of 3rd party X-Plane … Continue reading

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Posted in Development | 10 Comments

CSI: Joystick Edition

[Scene opens with a joystick being thrown across the room in frustration. Camera angle is from the ceiling looking down. A rotating and twisting view creates tension as it centers on the joystick, laying abandoned on its side as the … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, Hardware | 13 Comments