Carry X-Plane in the Palm of your hand
The X-Plane applications for the Palm Pre are fun “slices” of the X-Plane desktop simulator, each focusing on a different type of aircraft.
Like the other X-Plane Mobile apps, the Pre apps use a flight model that is about 95% as accurate as that of the desktop simulator–that is, 95% as accurate as the simulator currently being used by companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. They also have many of the same weather, sky, and time conditions available. Each one is bundled with four to seven aircraft, which can be used to explore the virtual skies of six regions of the globe, spanning from America’s West Coast to Innsbruck, Austria.
Updates to the X-Plane Mobile applications are released periodically. As the graphics, flight model, and interface technology are improved on one X-Plane Mobile app, all the applications will be updated–for free! Much, much more is still in the wings!
X-Plane for the Palm Pre delivers amply on our promise of a simulator that is fun, powerful, and accurate.
What’s the difference?
Wondering what the difference is between the Palm Pre and iPhone/iPod Touch versions of X-Plane Mobile? The answer is… almost nothing. Both versions share all the same flight controls, the same graphics, the same interface, and so on. The only noticeable difference is… the loading screen.
About the Pre Applications
To purchase the X-Plane Mobile applications on the Palm Pre, users can either go to the WebOS application store found on their phones, or use the links below to jump to the webOS App page.
The X-Plane 9 application for the Palm Pre is the one that started it all. With seven general aviation craft, six flight regions, working autopilot and navigation radios, and user-configurable weather, time of day, aircraft weight, X-Plane 9 is the perfect introduction to X-Plane Mobile. Find it in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Airliner’s huge flight regions are designed to simulate the kind of long-range, instrument-capable flights that real airline pilots perform. Its eight “big birds,” with their realistic autopilot and navigation functions, make this app a lot of fun. Find X-Plane Airliner in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Extreme is the speed demon’s version of X-Plane Mobile. Not only does it feature the fastest airplane ever flown (the SR-71 Blackbird), it also comes with the fastest manned aircraft in the world (the rocket-powered X-15). The ultra-maneuverable, ultra-powerful F-22 Raptor will also turn some heads, to say nothing of the B-1 “Bone,” the B-2 Spirit, and the B-52 Stratofortress. Find it all in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Glider is the first X-Plane Mobile app to feature gliders–from towing, to soaring, to setting down for a landing. The app comes with one powered and two unpowered gliders, as well as the Cessna 172 towplane. Innsbruck, Austria and five other gorgeous flight regions are provided, letting the user soar across all manner of amazing terrain with steep, tall mountains, watching the accurately simulated ridge lift carry the glider up. Find it in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Carrier is an ultra-realistic air combat and carrier operations simulator. Your ultimate goal in the sim is to take off from the carrier, destroy your adversary in the air without being shot down yourself, and return to the carrier for landing. Complete with catapults, guns, guided missiles, and arresting gear, this is the most realistic app of its kind. Find X-Plane Carrier in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Racing is the first X-Plane app (desktop or mobile) with timed race courses that allow users to race against the computer or their friends via the Multiplayer mode. With a polished AI and a total of twenty-four different race courses, this is sure to keep users challenged for a while. Find it in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Helicopter is the only X-Plane application for the Pre which features helicopter flight. Spanning the industry from pilot trainers to military troop movers, the app features the Robinson R22, Bell 206, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk, Sikorsky H-3 Sea King, and Sikorsky S-76C. Fly the Grand Canyon region and understand why this app is incredible. Find it in the webOS store, or learn more on app page.
Unlike the other X-Plane Mobile apps, Space Shuttle has only one aircraft available–the shuttle Orbiter. Users can sit back and watch the Shuttle’s launch and entry into orbit, or take control docking with the International Space Station. If you’re up for a challeng, fly the complete re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere (from nearly 200,000 feet), or try the approach to Edwards. Find Space Shuttle in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
X-Plane Apollo is the most complete, realistic simulation of a lunar landing available on the Palm Pre. It allows users to follow in the footsteps of the Apollo 11 crew, going from orbit around the moon, to entry into the atmosphere, to touchdown on the surface, to roving around the cratered terrain, to meeting back up with the command module in orbit. Find X-Plane Apollo in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.
Giant Fighting Robots is designed as a series of mini-games in which the user becomes a robot pilot in order to defend humanity. The robots gradually progress to more and more advanced fighting craft as the machines get more and more capable and customizable. As the game goes on, the user will get access to Gatling guns, lasers, lightning guns, and guided machine guns (among about a dozen other weapons). Battles take place on a dozen different foreign worlds as the user fights back hordes of the heavily armed, artificially intelligent Spider bots. Find it in the webOS store, or learn more on its app page.