I only have one PC monitor, but I have a tablet and a smartphone. Is there any way I could save monitor real estate in FlightGear by offloading the display of the most necessary flight instruments to a internet-capable device?
Here are a few ways to go about this.
1) Application developed in tablet/phone native environment (iOS/Android) that uses sockets to receive flight data and display it. This would be a very interesting exercise. I have a few iOS devices and I know enough Objective-C to get by. The only downside is that it would only work on iOS devices.
The appeal of option #2 is pretty strong – I’d like to see what web applications are all about and it would give me an excuse to fiddle with web servers again. That being said, option #1 would let me continue my study of iOS app development.