Sunday, November 17, 2013

New HUD experience coming soon !

In our long journey to make Infinite Flight a reference in the flight simulation landscape, we have to not only make a good simulator, but also a usable one. The later is especially important on mobile devices where input and physical screen real estate are quite limited compared to desktop computers.

To this date we did our best to offer a usable In Game user interface layout that would make it easy to access most common aircraft controls during a flight.
(Un)fortunately we are far from done and there are a ton of features requiring user input that we want to add:
  • Cabin light switches
  • Pushback control
  • Failures
  • Interactive ATC
  • etc...
Adding all those features is not an easy task; an even harder one is to expose them to the user in a clean and intuitive way.

This is why we are introducing a new revamped HUD experience with our next Infinite Flight update. We probably won't satisfy everybody with this change, but it was a necessary one in order to continue adding more cool features to our simulator.

Our only hope is that you understand better our reasoning behind this user interface update. We spent a lot of time trying to find something that can work with all the features we have in mind (some of them coming along with this update) and rest assured that we have a very good reason for each pixel on screen to be where it is.



23 comments:

Ramesh Yoheshwer said...

Hi Guys.Great Job. However, some people might still like the current HUD. So maybe you should give them an option to choose which HUD they want. Just a suggestion. :)

AndrewJ said...

Looks fantastic, I can't wait!

dejan rankovic said...

Good. Add just clouds. Clouds are a little thing but it change sensation when you flying. Beleive me.

Jordino Mutale said...

THE HUB EXPERIENCE SEEMS GOOD ALL IN ALL BUT U STILL NEED TO MAKE SOME PLANES FREE SOME GIOD ONE LIKE THE 777 and a340 and a330 or a320

Andy Topham said...

Great update I like the additional features. The only negative comments are that it is fiddly to use and the A/P function has significantly changed. When A/P engaged, the slightest movement of the iPad changes the HDG from a fixed direction

Angus R. said...

How do you get a wing view in this game?

Anonymous said...

I'd like that too. Previous one was better for me and now a regret that I updated this. Need to find old version somewhere.

ヌケガラ Z said...

We are asked to let me play that infinite flight, app, because it is a very good app. I wonder if a little longer? It is a place I. I think the place you want to add for me, at the time of landing, to become more real when I arrived on the ground, tire, and add effects to increase the smoke in the friction. Sorry to trouble you, thank you add.

Joshua said...

flydevstudios amazing app but in my opinion flighdev should add more private planes such as buisness jets like citation x, citation longitude these are some of the bigger jets but also planes like the beechcraft or maybe even smaller like the phenom 100 a few of those and id enjoy it more... oh and i really enjoy this simulator and am very impressed espicially for an ipad app and deffinatly exeeds standards and for sure adding to the website.

Chris Fuentes said...

If anyone has trouble finding out how to get the wing view, just go to the view you want by clicking CAM. If you want the wing view, go to the tail view first by clicking CAM until you get there. Press and hold CAM, then swipe up to change the view to belly view, wing view, and other views. I hope you understand and I hope it helps!

Anonymous said...

Great new update, thanks for all the hard work (and Amsterdam!!). I know we will have to be patient for actual buildings and terminals at the airports, but could you please look into making taxi lines/ways? The push back feature is excellent but I am still lost at the airport trying to locate a runway. Thanks!!

Truman Lobato Faria said...

I agree with the taxi markings and It does not take a lot of place, I love the new HUD look and also the features. Great job Guys!

Anonymous said...

Great update. Game is getting better and better, and is a lot of fun to play. Few improvement ideas:
- Add second autopilot.
- Add Brake 1, 2, 3, auto, RTO.
- Add OFF to the LDG selector: UP, OFF, DOWN.
- Change auto pilot controls (SPD, HDG, VS, ALT) to rotary switches. The type where once you press your finger you can rotate it CW or CCW to adjust.
- Make Page 2 with pushback, lights, and signs a drop down on the HUD screen.
- Add inflight fuel usage + fuel dump capability.
- Add pre-flight info: V1, Vr, max take off and landing weights, landing speed.
- Add basic checklist: pre flight, landing.
- Add few basic in-flight failures: engine failure, autopilot failure, landing aids or nav failures.
Keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous said...

I WANT YOU TO MAKE INTERACTIVE ATC!!! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!!! PLEASE MAKE INTERACTIVE ATC!!!

Emanuel Albuquerque said...

I'm a huge fan of infinite flight,but please put airbus a330-200 of TAM(new livery)air France or something,I would be so pleased and thankful,even tough it's pais pleasee

Steve777 said...

Hi Guys, tks for the great new HUB, it's Amazing.
I Believe it was lot work.
When it's Possible for the next update, make lighting in the Cabin so can see on the Night flight, and a few Building to the Airport.

But the most important is that you continue working on this Simulator, every Update making better and better This fantastic Game.

Great Job and good Landing for everyone are passionately for this great Simulator.

Stefan Thurner

S Korman said...

Where is the altitude ILS crossbar?

Anonymous said...

This update is truly awesome. It would be good if there was a flight director and a more complex hud and a better ILS and also failures and atc but overall a very realistic simualtor and if you could make some good planes for free and more airports all over the world and if you could travel from one region to another will be really awesome and I will always buy your games and I have recommended to my friends too and they too love it and want the same improvements. Hope you make the improvements fast and good....

Anonymous said...

Will it update on Window Phone too?
I'm expecting for the update in window phone long time now, I hope you guys will made window phone user who buy your app for fully content enjoy more things you working hard !

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waqas ahmed said...

One of the best simulation ever created on such mobile devices. Only request is to update the 747 with animated parts and multiple leveries. And please make free n a340 or a 777.
Rest all are Wonders!.

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