Flight Status Pro 4.0 includes Push Notifications and More
Before you head out this holiday season, make sure you update your Flight Status Applications. Our Flight Status Pro app has been approved today and it is currently available on AppStore with lots of goodies. So what’s new? Here are some…
This has been a LONG pending item for our apps. We finally rolled out Push Notifications. This means, you need not open the app to check the status of the flight. Status will now come to you. You’ll be notified on flight timings changes, gate changes etc. More importantly, we give you the option to enable/disable different kind of notifications in the settings section.
When you add a flight to a trip, push notifications are not enabled by default. You have to manually enable these notifications in the flight status screen for the flights you want to receive notifications.
By default, you can enable push notifications for 10 flights for free. If you want to do this for additional flights, it is mere $1.99 for 10 flights.
We have added several sharing options in the app. In the status screen, if you choose the more options button (botton right corner), you’ll see multiple share options. You can email flight info, SMS flight info and you can also share this info through Twitter & Facebook.
Sharing doesn’t end there. We added something none of the other apps have – WiFi sharing. When two users have our Apps open and are connected to the same WiFI network, you can share flights with each other. You’ll see the other device name in this section and sharing is just a tap away. Sharing works across devices (iPhone, iPad & iPod) as well as across apps (Flight Status & Flight Status Pro).
If you have a flight added to Trip, you can now sync those flights with your Calendar. You can enable this option in the settings screen. As we support iOS 4.2, Calendar sync works both on iPhone and iPad. In this version, we don’t sync TripIt flights, but we will support this soon.
We added maps across the app. Maps are now available in the Trips section, flight search (for multi-segment flights), Route Search and Airport search. Ofcourse, these maps are zoomable and you can choose the map style you prefer. Set the map style in the settings screen and this will take effect across the app.
There are several other changes in the app. iPhone users will notice a crisper display as we support Retina display. We also support multi-tasking. We also added an option to add flights without searching for them. There are many other goodies in the app.
All these features except Push Notifications are already available in the recent update of Flight Status. Push Notifications will also be available in our next update of Flight Status version. So if you an existing Flight Status user, you need not shell our another $9 to get these features. You can just buy this module.
This is one of the biggest update we have ever done. We hope you like the changes. If you’d like to see more, please drop us a line.