For Sightings you only need to save the Registration but you can also add:
If a Registration is not in our database - e.g. foreign aircraft visiting UK - the app will invite you to email us the details. After verification, it will be added to our database along with your name!
For Flights you only need Origin but you can also add:
You can view your data in many ways - see below!
This simple starting point lets you jump straight to recording a Sighting or a Flight.
You can also access a simple list of either.
You can also access all the other main pages via the tab menu at the bottom of the screen.
Finally you can search the database for any registration.
At the bottom left is the app version number you are using.
The app will be updated frequently to keep the database current, for this reason the app has an annual subscription.
This screen shows the total numbers of aircraft/flying machines by type and the number of sightings.
Clicking on a type takes you to the next screen which shows the Classes within that type.....and on that page if you slide down you can search...just start typing!
Here you can choose to search all your sightings on a specific date or at a specific location.
Clicking on a date or location will display a list of all relevant sightings allowing you to select an individual one for review or edit.
If we have a default image for this type it will be shown. Clicking on the red cross will make it full screen.
If you wish to change or add an image of your own you can. If we do not have an image the app will invite you to send it to us and we may use it in our next update! With your name of course.
If the copyright owner of the image has specified a web site address, clicking on their name will open the page.
Below the factual data, all Sightings & Flights for this registration are listed. You can click to edit or swipe to delete them.
If you allow Notifications, we will send you a message whenever we publish an update - this will normally be every 2 weeks. You can always change your Notifications preferences in your device Settings.
1. If you have iCloud Backup (Settings->iCloud->Backup) selected on it automatically backs up your iOS device information (including all sightings data and photos from TrainSpotting) daily over Wi-Fi when your device is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. This will allow you to recover your data if you replace your device for any reason. It will not sync your data with any other devices however. Alternatively you can back up to iTunes via a computer but you are responsible for regularly doing this.
2. We also recommend regularly using the Export function on the Options page to email your data to yourself. This data is in a simple CSV format. You can simply keep it as a backup or add data in bulk via a text editor or spreadsheet software or load the file into another app but it will not include any photos you have taken from within the app. To do this:
When you have internet connection, Go to Options->Export. This should open your email software with an email containing a CSV file. This is your data. Email it to yourself. When you receive the email, click on the CSV attachment and from the share icon (bottom left), click on "Add To iCloud Drive". You can import to a new device Using Import but BEWARE - this will overwrite any data already on that device.
If you enter a registration and the app responds that is could not find it in the database, provided you have an email account on your device, it will invite you to email details of the aircraft to us.
A. If you are reasonably comfortable with spreadsheets - yes! You can use the following process: