First Major Flight Tracking App to Bring Customizable Calendar Integration to the iPhone
BOSTON (September 28, 2010) – FlightView, the preferred flight tracking application for mobile users looking for a way to accurately and easily manage flight information for themselves, friends, and family, today unveiled the newest features to its customer-favorite iPhone app: calendar integration, self-service help and in-flight details.
Whether traveling for business or leisure, FlightView’s new functionality powers iPhone
users to effortlessly manage travel by integrating their flight and travel data directly into their smartphone’s calendar. Trumping its competitors, FlightView’s new calendar feature provides users with the option of entering flight information into the calendar on a flight-by-flight or trip-by-trip basis, as opposed to an all-or-nothing proposition, which can drain battery life and overpopulate the calendar. FlightView also offers an additional customization option, enabling users to assign a flight or trip to their work, home, or some other personalized calendar.
Along with becoming the first major flight-tracking app to offer customized calendar integration, FlightView for the iPhone provides the industry’s most accurate and actionable flight data, updating users with gate, arrival, and departure information in real-time—while preventing double booking. Additional new features include:
• Air-Travel Help Section: Avoid the long lines at the airline kiosk with tips from the travel experts, including flight tracking advice, flight status definitions and an all new Frequently Asked Questions section.
• In-Air Flight Details: Check out a plane’s position, speed and altitude on the industry’s most advanced map.
“In the best of circumstances, air travel can be extremely stressful – especially when managing multiple flights and appointments,” says Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. “Our loyal customers asked for calendar integration, and we are proud to be one of the first iPhone flight-tracking apps to offer this capability.”
Available for $1.99 in the iPhone app store, FlightView’s flight-tracking app is the gold standard for functionality and affordability. Owners of the app can take advantage of enhancements and new functionality immediately after updating to version 1.3.
FlightView mobile apps are also available for Android, BlackBerry and Palm users. Backed by nearly 30 years of aviation experience, FlightView provides on-the-go travelers with a complete set of travel functionality, including the industry-leading airport delay map, the recently updated My Trips feature, and the ability to update your friends and family on your flight information via social media, text and email.
For information on purchasing apps for mobile devices, including the Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Palm, please visit www.flightview.com
FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView’s mobile, Dispatch and FVXML products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service with actionable real-time information. FlightView’s information displays can be seen at airport terminals and on the Web sites of the largest major airports, airline and travel companies. FlightView’s software services and solutions are relied upon by the US government, the world’s largest airlines, airports, aviation and travel professionals, ground transportation companies and news outlets. FlightView’s mobile applications for all operating systems help consumers control travel plans. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has nearly 30 years of experience in building and supporting mission-critical systems for the FAA and the Volpe Center. To access real-time flight information online, visit FlightView Flight Tracker or FlightView Mobile Flight Tracker.