Ready for Takeoff: FlightView's Travel App Jets Into iPhone Market
Superior Data Quality, Simple Navigation and Low Price Point Make FlightView the Choice for Mobile Users on Day of Travel
BOSTON, MA (June 08, 2010) Just in time for the summer travel season, FlightView, the flight tracking application preferred by mobile users for accuracy and ease-of-use, today announced the immediate availability of FlightView for iPhone users. Combining a highly intuitive user friendly design, the ability to organize and interact with travel information and the industry's most accurate and actionable flight information, the application represents a major breakthrough in the trade-off between cost and functionality in the extremely competitive market for iPhone apps.
Whether flying for business or leisure, more smart phone users trust FlightView to help navigate day of travel challenges. Using almost 30 years of expertise FlightView has built a sterling reputation for accuracy and timeliness that drives better decision-making by travelers. Available for just $0.99 at iPhone's app store, FlightView's app delivers features in a highly visual and easy-to-interact-with interface that meet the demands of even the savviest traveler:
- My Trips: whether taking a trip with connecting flights, traveling to multiple destinations, meeting family members or business colleagues arriving from different locations, or managing hotel and car rental information associated with a trip, FlightView's My Trips feature enables travelers to group flight legs into trips and incorporate key pieces of travel information - creating easily referenceable trip data for a more productive day of travel experience.
- The FlightView Map: the industry's most advanced map where travelers can monitor flights en-route and the weather patterns that may be affecting departure and arrival cities and everything in between.
- Airport Delays: a comprehensive view of delay status at major North American airports to help travelers better understand the cascading effect of delays on their own flights.
"iPhone users are the vanguard of app buyers and as such, they have very high expectations for value and functionality," said Michael Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "With that in mind, we've created a travel app that optimizes usability and is packed with features that help road warriors and vacation travelers alike make better day-of-travel decisions about when to the leave for the airport, what alternative flights exist when things go wrong and how to manage key ground transportation, hotel, and restaurant reservations."
Setting the Pace for the Flight Tracking Mobile App Market
From flight delays and gate changes to inclement weather and even disruptions caused by volcanic ash, travelers need better and more actionable information to reduce the stress of traveling by air.
Delivering this information tailored for the unique environment of the smart phone since 2008, FlightView has continuously led the market for flight tracking apps with constant innovation and consistently high ratings from users. Its map has become an icon of what works well in the market for mobile apps, a perfectly centered picture of the aircraft flight path and a translucent radar weather overlay for quick and easy analysis.
With apps available for Blackberry, Palm and now the iPhone, FlightView is the leading provider of flight tracking apps for major mobile devices. For information on purchasing apps for mobile devices, including the iPhone, 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 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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