Airport Info is now Flight Monitor, Brand New Design
Some time last year while flying from Washington DC, this Arrivals/Departures screen attracted me.
I noticed almost similar screens in several airports and I wanted to an app that basically displays the same data with similar design on your phone. I delayed the product as I was not convinced about the form factor of a phone for this purpose. I thought the phone lacked the real-estate to pack all information. So I kept delaying the project.
Then the iPad launched and we wanted to implement this for the iPad as it is the perfect device for something like this. As we were busy porting all our existing apps to iPad, we didn’t have enough time to implement this design. So we went ahead with some basic design and launched out Airport Info app. You’ll notice that the Arrivals/Departures section we had in there is standard one we had in our other apps.
Here we are months later updating the Airport Info app with the design we always wanted. Our latest update of Airport Info now focuses more on Arrivals & Departures and includes all other goodies we have in our previous version. The application is now called ‘Flight Monitor’.
As you see here, the application is largely inspired by the screen I saw at the airport. But then we took it few steps further. You’ll notice interactive maps for the selected airport. Selecting the flight on the monitor or tapping the flight icon in the map will display the status of that flight. In fact, if you like the map, you can expand it and give it more real-estate. In the expanded mode, you’ll notice our other options where you can view Airport Delays, Airport Weather etc. It also displays Restaurants, Coffee Shops, parking lots, car rentals and more in and around the selected airport.
The application ofcourse is available on the iPhone as well. Given the screen real-estate, the content displayed in the interface is limited. But when you tap on an flight, you can view all the details in the flight details screen.
Based on the amount of time we spent on this update, it is almost like a new release for us.We are happy with the output of the application. We hope you like this too. If you like it, please drop us a review in AppStore. We are currently working on updating the lite version with similar interface. It may not make it this holiday season, but it sure will be there in Jan.
We hope you like the change. We can’t wait to hear your feedback.