A quick recap:
I started the thread by noting that iFly has recently made some military sales. I fly with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and had to download another product (FlightPlan GO) to obtain (1) search patterns and (2) W&B with the ability to email the completed work sheet. Perhaps these would be good additions if iFly wants to pursue more military sales.
We then had some interesting discussions of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and its contents. I see the EFB as an integrated suite of products (i.e., like Microsoft Office). Of course, there needs to be lots of thought about what the suite contains. My feeling is that W&B is a core part of flight planning and must be made available to the pilot. We all have stories of someone taking off out of balance and crashing or going off the end of a hot and high airport.
Yes, you can download several W&B apps, but they don't run on the iFly 7XX platform, so this is driving customers away from iFly hardware. Even worse, someone may download a competitor's product as I did with FlightPlan Go, a Garmin company. In any case, I sometimes fly in the Arizona mountains and I need W&B from someone.