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  • Another logbook application holds your data hostage Most online applications are free about letting you control your data
  • no SSL, or encryption Not a priority Others can add this stuff if they want to take the time to code it
  • no SSL, or encryption Not a priority Others can add this stuff if they want to take the time to code it
  • no SSL, or encryption Not a priority Others can add this stuff if they want to take the time to code it
  • no SSL, or encryption Not a priority Others can add this stuff if they want to take the time to code it
  • Flightlogg.in'

    1. 1. flightlogg.in'
    2. 2. Index <ul><ul><li>Intended audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is FlightLogg.in'? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The history of FlightLogg.in' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The philosophy of FlightLogg.in' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of FlightLogg.in' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you can help </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is FlightLogg.in'? <ul><ul><li>An Online Pilot's Logbook application.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software emulation of a pilot logbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by pilots to record and analyze their flying experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are a pilot, then you know what all of this stuff is </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What is a Pilot's logbook? <ul><ul><li>A tool for documenting a pilot's aeronautical experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally done with a paper bounded booklet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains fairly vital information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    5. 5. Paper Logbooks <ul><ul><li>How it's been done since the dawn of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are drawbacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hard to backup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hard to correct errors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hard to tally/analyze </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Electronic Logbook Applications <ul><ul><li>When computer became common pilots started using them in place of a paper logbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets and other more specialized programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to tally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to backup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to correct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation is always neat and clean </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two types of electronic logbooks: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop application </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web browser application </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Desktop logbook applications <ul><ul><li>An application that lives on your hard drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The first digital logbooks were this way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Platform dependent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data is tied to one geographical location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data is vulnerable to mismanagement </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Online logbook applications <ul><ul><li>An application that lives on a server, and is used by the user with a web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively recent shift in logbook applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address the cons of desktop applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data is accessible from anywhere </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Platform independent - runs on any platform a browser can be run on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data is less vulnerable to mismanagement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional problems: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. In comes FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>Tries to address the cons of online applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You get complete control of your data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>delete anytime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>export anytime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Excel-dialect&quot; CSV format which is universally supported </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It's free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email backups - daily, weekly, monthly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lets you import data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of data visualization options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographically aware out of the box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively developed - more features to come </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. The history of FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>2005 - No good logbook software projects, except Logshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late 2007 - Development began in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHP / MySQL  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Originally intended to clone Logshare but with a better UI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 2008 - Officially launched (OnlineLogbook.net) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late 2008 - Development stopped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 2009 - Rewrite began </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Django / Python / Postgres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2009 - beta.flightlogg.in launched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November 2009 - Beta replaced PHP site, and the PHP site became old.flightlogg.in </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. The philosophy of FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>Three main areas of functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relational database front end </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>streamlined interface </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>storage integrity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>logging should be fun </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>visualization is great </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Match up with other users </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General information about the aviation industry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 13. The philosophy of FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>Tries to bring more to the pilot logbook paradigm than just flight time analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tries to keep backwards compatibility with older data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>takeoff/landing time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>landings at specific airports along a route </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can do things the way you want to do things </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. The philosophy of FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>Free as in beer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free as in freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-profit </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. The philosophy of FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>Logbook data is not personal information at least not in the sense that credit card numbers are. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No encryption </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 16. FlightLogg.in' in the Future <ul><ul><li>Realtime app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS logger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended standards </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. What will never be added to FlightLogg.in' <ul><ul><li>Anything that is better handled by another specialized application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>picture uploading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or could only be used by a very small portion of users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cost of flight column </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or if it adds unneeded complexity for little gain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gps tracks </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Improvements needed <ul><ul><li>More international support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>currency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>display columns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better support for glider pilots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better browser support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better documentation </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. How can I help? <ul><ul><li>Tell your friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest new features  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provide useful information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute code to the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AGPL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>designers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>system administrators </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 20. The End Watch Part 2: the screencast