Thursday , June 29 2017

App review: The Flight Tracker – Be Informed About Plane Delays

I purchased The Flight Tracker app by Impala Studios only a few weeks ago and it’s already paid for itself by letting me know about fog delays long before Jetstar told me.

I used FlightTrack Pro by Mobiata for many years to keep track of upcoming flights taken by myself and my family. It was a great reliable app that I used around the world but unfortunately it doesn’t exist anymore as the company shutdown in early 2017.

The Flight Tracker has had a few initial hiccups which are to be expected with a new app, however the developers have fixed them quickly.

Some of the many included features in the Flight Tracker App are as follows:

  • Track every flight at every airport in the world – in real-time, see maps of the airport terminals and the weather there
  • The who / what / where / when of all flights are constantly updated. Terminal and gate changes, delays, arrivals and departures, seating charts
  • Show the flight board of any airport in the world – instantly
  • No advertising anywhere in the app
  • Free access to flight seat maps
  • Free, lifetime access to flight, airport and weather data services

One feature I’d really like to be added is a home-screen widget to show the Status of my next few upcoming 2 or 3 flights without having to open the app.

How do you prefer to track your flights?

The Flight Tracker
The Flight Tracker
Developer: Impala Studios
Price: $5.49+
 

Neerav Bhatt   Associate

Neerav has been interested in Android phones since he bought the 1st one ever released (HTC Dream/G1). He has never bought an Apple product :-) His dream phone would have stock Android OS, fast high-res camera and swappable 4000mAh battery.

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5 Comments on "App review: The Flight Tracker – Be Informed About Plane Delays"

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Daniël Kracht
Hiya. I was shown the article at work, so I decided to give it a quick read. Thanks for the review! (If it wasn’t clear, I’m the main dev working on the app) One feature you requested was: “a home-screen widget to show the Status of my next few upcoming 2 or 3 flights without having to open the app.” You aren’t the only one that has requested this, so it was picked up for development. 🙂 We now have a widget that’s nearly complete, and although I can’t promise you *when* exactly we’ll release it, I can at least… Read more »
Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

Thanks, I’ll try this out. One thing I’ve been diverting recently is how to get boarding passes into a Passbook type app. I use Virgin but they don’t issue epaas formats, just email or SMS links. So how do others do this? Can this app do it?

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Daniël Kracht

Hi Philll,

The app currently does not support integrating boarding passes yet, but others have asked for it in reviews on the app so I’ll be trying to push it a bit at the office.

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