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PMDG 777 SDK - what apps and EFB stuff are available?

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Recently I was watching an Seattle 777F episode on PilotEye where a brand new 777F was shown being created in Everett factory and then purchased by LUB and flown back to Germany. In route the captain explained that the reason the Lufthansa Cargo went with ipads for the EFB is because the apps could be constantly updated whilist had they gone with a hardware installed version it would have been very expensive to upgrade them later down the road, and likely whatever they installed would be stuck with for the lifetime of the aircraft.

 

I did a search but didn't find anything substantial, was wondering since PMDG 777 SDK is available, have any third parties created any apps for Android or iOS that could function as an EFB with getting flight info from the PMDG 777 in real time and then using that for things like on the ground when doing taxiing rather than just static pdf charts, runaways etc?

 

I know in the past other third parties have created apps like the CDU/FMC displays in iOS for use with PMDG products and other virtual add-ons FMC's etc, but I don't see why it would be just limited to an FMC. In theory with the SDK and the form factor of the iPad, couldn't an app be made that could interface with the PMDG 777 that could have multifunctionality such as being used to display the camera/external views, EFB purposes, NAV/Radio tuning panel, virtual touch-based tiller for when on the ground, 2D MCP, EFIS/EICAS, MFD and/or electronic checklist panel, and or any number of other conveniences other than just as a CDU.

 

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Bo Chen

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After seeing the SDK folder while putting a flightplan in the relevant folder, not kidding but I thought exactly the same thing.Love just a chart viewer.

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