Offers Same Data As Website On Mobile Device
Flightwise, a web-based flight tracking service, announces the
availability of its flight tracking applications for the iPhone
mobile platform. Available as "Free", "Lite", and "Pro", the
applications provide easy-to-use, mobile versions of the same data
available at the flightwise.com website.
The Free version provides the ability to track aircraft by
entering basic search criteria, such as a flight ID, destination or
departure airport (as well as others), and also provides the
ability to display all active flights around the users current
location. Current weather radar for the US is displayed along with
the flight track. The free version is ad-supported.
The Lite version sells for $.99, and provides the same features
as the free version without ads.
The Pro version sells for $9.99, and provides a number of
additional features, including scrollable maps with pinch-to-zoom,
US FAA Sectional and IFR chart overlays, and the capability to
enter more complex search queries. The Pro version also provides
the ability to track multiple aircraft at the same time, and those
users with existing Flightwise website subscriptions can track
flights from their website-created "FleetWatch" lists. In addition
to these features, users can view tracks on past-flights
(historical flights), registration information, detailed flight
plan information, and more.
All three versions provide both text-based "lists" of flight
data, as well as graphical maps of the related tracks and airport
pairs. Each also allows users to upload photographs of specific
aircraft using photos taken right from the phone.
Flightwise says the flight tracking data is currently limited to
flights within US and surrounding airspace, and that the apps are
geared towards the aviation industry.