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The iOS™ apps on this page work great with your iPhone™, iPad™, iPod touch™, or other compatible device only - however, they are NOT intended for use with your PC or Mac.
Your iOS™ device is designed to get compatible apps from the iTunes AppStore™. You are welcome to obtain our iOS™ apps, therefore, uniquely from the iTunes AppStore-- just as is the case for all equivalent apps from all other companies eveywhere.
These iOS™ apps (programs) have been needed to be specifically designed, programmed, and tested (a process involving hundreds to thousands of hours and specialized skills and tools) to work on iOS™ devices and they certainly do work great on them. However, this also means that they work on iOS™ devices only--purchases made via the iTunes AppStore™ are not compatible with and will not work on, for example, your PC or Mac.
If you'd like to use a given app for both your iPhone / iPad / iPod and its equivalent piece of software for your PC or Mac (where one is available), as some people do in order to get 'the best of both worlds', you would need to purchase these separately. This 'a la carte' system ensures that you pay for only that which you intend to use and is fair to all involved. At any rate, it could not be differently due to Apple's sensible policy that its AppStore is for iOS apps only and effectively that no 'intermingling' is allowed.
We thank you for your understanding that we are obliged to follow all other software vendors in following Apple's policies in this regard.
After much time and a lot of hard work (thanks for your patience!), we've finally released our GroundSchool for iPhone™ application and we're exceptionally pleased with the results. Sure, it's a question and answer software to help you learn the material wherever and whenever you happen to have your iPhone on you, but there a lot more to it than that:
All FAA questions just like our FAA GroundSchool software has. Not some measely pared-down question set - you get the full thing complete with our detailed, illustrated explanations, allowing
you to do all of your FAA knowledge test prep study right on your iPhone.
Integrated Upgrades - get upgrades right into your iPhone from our servers. So, when our editors change things, you get access to the latest and greatest quickly.
This is REALLY IMPORTANT and we're the only ones that we know of that have this feature.
Full, Illustrated Explanations. All charts and figures. Juust like in our PC software. No skimping and no compromise!
Many advanceed features, including many study modes and much of the functionality that has made our desktop version such a hit.
Works natively for both iPhone™ / iPod™ AND iPad™!
"I purchased the iPhone™ Sport Pilot version from the iTunes™ store. It's fantastic!"
- AR - GroundSchool User.
How do I purchase the iPhone™/iPad™ versions?
Click on one of the links above. This will take you to the iTunes™ AppStore™ where you can purchase it just like any other App for your iOS device.
I have an iPad™. Will the graphics be 'iPad™-sized?'
Yes! Our GroundSchool apps are 'dual mode.' This means that if you run them on an iPhone™ device, they will fit themselves to the iPhone™ screen and if you run it on an iPad&;trade, it will naturally fit itself to the iPad™ screen. This also means that if you happy to have both an iPhone™ and an iPad™ device and you happen to purchase an app of ours via the same iTunes™ account, then you will be able to run it on both devices in natural mode and have only paid once. In this policy, we are proudly in the 'elite' 3% of less of AppTunes app vendors who both offer native iPhone™ and iPad™ versions of the same app and don't charge seperately for them!
Is one of the apps sufficient to prepare me for my FAA knowledge test?
Our GroundSchool FAA apps are complete systems, featuring the totality of questions, answers, and explanations as found in our desktop computer software that has helped thousands of people pass their tests. So yes, in theory, the app is 100% all that you need. However, in practice, while the apps are great and can be used exclusively, solving some problems on the limited space of some devices (such as on a relatively small iPhone screen) can be difficult, so many people purchase both an iPhone™/iPad™ version for use on the road (and for hard core 'question drills', if desired) and also the PC version for more contemplative home study). Again, in terms of content, however, it's all there in the iOS versions.
I want to use both the PC and iPhone™ / iPad™ software. Can I get a discount?
We'd love to be able to offer this. Unfortunately, the iPhone™/iPad™ apps must be purchased via the Apple AppStore and Apple policy does not allow us to co-mingle promotions like this. (In fact, when you order the app, we don't even know that you are one of our customers).
Are the iPhone™ / iPad™ apps up to date?
Here's the really cool thing - the iPhone™/iPad™ apps feature a built-in update mechanism. What this means is that with just a few clicks, our app will check the internet for updated data and download them to your device as necessary. This is integrated, fast, and free for those who have purchased the app.
Do I need to be online to use the apps?
No, you don't! Once an app is installed on your device (after you purchase it from the iTunes™ AppStore), you don't need to be actively connect it to use it. This means, for example, that you can spend your time in a passenger seat of an automobile or aircraft studying even when you don't have an active internet connection. Of course, you need to have an internet connection to your device to get updates from our servers from time to time, but as far as everyday use goes, you certainly do NOT have to be connected to the Internet.
When does my app purchase expire?
Pursuant to the terms of the AppStore EULA, this is a LIFETIME PERSONAL LICENSE to ues the app. In other words, it doesn't expire! It will be waiting for you when you need this. Compare this to our competitor whose more expensive product has very short expiration dates, forcing you to pay extortionate continuation fees if you want to keep studying before a test or review later on.
I saw some other FAA test prep apps at the appstore...
At the time of this writing, our FAA knowledge test prep apps are FAR SUPERIOR to any of the other apps that we have seen. Why?
We offer free lifetime upgrades. They don't.
Ours is easier to use, with more study and learning modes.
Our material is maintained and kept up to date by a professional team of editors. We have seen an app or two which clearly uses some plagarized version of some severely out of date FAA test bank.
Ours feature more detailed explanations than any other product, period.
Ours feature more illustrated explanations than any other product, period (in fact, as of this writing, none of our competitors even offer illustrated explanations).
Our questions are carefully organized by test, so you study only those questions that you will likely encounter on your actual test.
In short, our product is the most likely to help you score highly on your test with a relativel minimum study time and hassle.
The apps feature the same number of questions as the PC software. Our FAA preps feature question sets very representative of the overall FAA test banks and not just the small 'sample' banks that the FAA have put on their website and that form the basis of vastly inferior competitors' products.
After I update, I get no data in the app, the background appeaars 'white', or there is some other problem.
A very small number of users have reported this problem which appears to be due to an iTunes™ / AppStore™ bug rather than something specific to our apps. Furthermore, we haven't seen this probem In the very unlikely problem in some months now, suggseting that Apple has indeed fixed it at their end. However, in the unlikely case that this happens to you, please visit this page which will help you get going ASAP
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