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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedCompany Creates 'EAA Locator' App for iPhone
Shows you where to go on convention grounds
 

iPhone appThere is so much to see and do at AirVenture Oshkosh that it can sometimes be a challenge to find what you're looking for, especially for first timers. Now EAA Locator, a free app for the Apple iPhone, can show you where you want to go on the vast AirVenture convention grounds.

Developed by Mica Limited, a software development company based in Minneapolis, EAA Locator provides a list of familiar preset locations, like Aces Café, Ultralight HQ, the four large exhibit hangars, the Warbirds area, and many others. Using the iPhone's GPS capabilities, users can pinpoint custom locations, such as where you parked your car or aircraft, your campsite location, or anywhere else you designate.

Click on one of the preset locations, press the "Take Me There" button, and the app will draw a line from where you are to where you want to go.

Josh Olson, Mica president, and his partner Dan Pichelman are both pilots and EAA members. They approached EAA earlier this year about working on an AirVenture-based app and came up with the idea for EAA Locator.

"The first thing that came to mind is there is so much to see at AirVenture - how do I get it all done?" Olson said. Working with EAA, Mica obtained the official AirVenture grounds map and other information and created the app. They also added an EAA Radio feed, just one of the added features they plan to add over time.

"Our goal is to continue to add value and have EAA Locator become the premier EAA app," Olson said. "With the EAA Radio feed, the user can stay connected to EAA year-round. We also felt it would be great for users to keep up with EAA Radio updates while walking around.

Mica Limited has plans to add an EAA Chapters tab, showing users where their closest EAA chapter is, with contact details and other features to help keep EAA members connected throughout the year.

EAA Locator runs on the iPhone iOS4 operating system only. Click here for a direct link to the Apple App Store and download EAA Locator today.

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