The Pig (Pilots Information Guide) is a simple app that helps Arkansas Children’s Hospital pilots find out information on destinations. The application is designed for iPhone and iPad and uses a web-service to get data about all the destinations that ACH flies to. For the iPhone, a quick emergency room dial button is included, while on the iPad, much more info is presented. Both device types display a satellite image of the helipad which can be manipulated and zoomed. This application is also included as an add-on for Flight Manifest and quick satellite imagery can be viewed inside of Flight Manifest without launching the full PIG application.
This app was designed after flying with a couple of different Angel One pilots and noticing that they were using a paper version for looking at helipad location maps. This app replaced that with a continuously updated and interactive mapping solution. Project took 20 days start to finish.