FlightView Conquers Turbulent Travel for Verizon Wireless Customers Who Choose Palm webOS
Real-Time Flight Tracking App a Favorite Among Palm Users
BOSTON, MA (Feb. 3, 2010) - Customers who choose the Palm® Pre™ Plus and Palm Pixi™ Plus phones on Verizon Wireless can travel better, thanks to FlightView's four-star app for the Palm webOS™ platform.
Whether traveling for business or leisure, more and more fliers turn to their smartphones for answers when travel turns ugly. Whether delays are caused by the aging airline fleets, staffing troubles or weather, these savvy travelers trust FlightView to regain control over plans with up-to-date flight status information from the Federal Aviation Administration, airlines, airports, and weather providers, delivered right to their fingertips.
Since June, more than 150,000 Palm webOS users have downloaded the real-time flight tracking app from FlightView, making it a favorite for harried travelers seeking relief from today's perfect storm of travel troubles.
"We've been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to our app from Palm webOS users and welcome the opportunity to help Verizon Wireless customers gain the same control over their travel," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "It's incredibly exciting to see how smartphones and mobile applications are making the challenges of traveling easier to manage."
FlightView's mobile app for Palm webOS is available through one easy download for a nominal fee of $4.99 from the Palm App Catalog on each Palm webOS phone. With one-touch access, users can:
- Say goodbye to poor planning: FlightView integrates with the webOS calendar, letting users easily add flight details to their calendar so they can plan around their reservations.
- React quickly to iron out issues: The FlightView app uses webOS notifications to update users if their flight status changes or the departure/arrival time pushes out, even when the app is closed.
- See national air traffic in action: A national weather and delay map shows which airports across North America are running smoothly — and which are getting slammed with delays and bad weather.
- Watch any plane's progress: A live flight tracking map shows flights as they are en route. App users can use this feature for individual travel planning or greeting loved ones at the terminal.
Cornering the Market for Mobile Travel Apps
FlightView's easy-to-use and visually appealing mobile application gives travelers, friends, family and service providers immediate and accurate visibility into current and upcoming flights and weather patterns that impact on-time performance, giving them the information they need to make necessary changes to plans immediately.
Since 2009, FlightView has established a strong leadership position in the market for mobile travel applications. In addition to apps designed and developed for Palm and Blackberry devices, FlightView's mobile flight tracker map is used by 80 percent of all mobile travel applications, including the iPhone's popular FlightTrack, airports, and media companies. FlightView also offers a simple flight tracker mobile web site for all mobile devices, free of charge, at www.mobile.flightview.com.
FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView's 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. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has more than 20 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.
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