Avare is an open source "moving map" aviationGPS, A/FD and EFBapp for phones or tablets using the Android Operating System. The app uses an internal or external GPS to collect data, allowing real-time display of location, heading, speed, distance, and altitude on aviation charts. The user can also access all relevant FAA data in flight without data connection, once it has been downloaded to the device.
Displays GPS ground bearing to destination, heading, speed, distance, and elevation.
GPS Airport Diagram location, A/FD, FAA charts (Canada, EU and other maps being added).
All navigation functions require only a GPS signal, with data connection only required for adding new charts or materials.
With data connection, current conditions may be fetched such as: TFR graphics and text, TAFs, and METARs.
It is possible to manually install the app on nearly any Android device.
Many more features are now included or being added, as outlined in the app Description.
Avare made its debut on September 10, 2012 as a basic open source aviation moving map GPS with code hosted on SourceForge and free FAA charts adapted for display on Android devices. It was created by Boston area pilot and Android programmer Zubair Khan after he had grown frustrated with the selection of Android GPS aviation apps that were then available. His goal was to provide a free app with no ads and minimal permissions to eventually fully utilize all of the free FAA materials available online. Over the following year of rapid development it had a greatly expanded feature set, with several volunteers actively working on adding ADS-B, along with charts and data for Canada and other countries.
As of September 7, 2012, the Google Play Store lists Avare as being installed on 10,000-50,000 devices, with an overall rating of 4.7/5 from 193 reviews.AOPA and EAA reviews have also been favorable.