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User currently offlinelhrsimon From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5776 times:

Hi all

I was at heathow a few weeks ago and there was a guy there with a I phone app that tracked all the flights in the area just like an SBS box. Certainly took alot of the guesswork away when waiting for something to land !!

I have a Nokia N8 and im trying to locate a flight traking app like this. But without success.... Can anyone point me in the right direction.

Thanks all
Simon


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User currently offlineSIA6696 From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

Im not sure about Nokia's, but there are a few apps such as Flight Radar 24 and Plane Finder for the iPhone or Android. They are the two main platforms and is what many developers aim for, as they can access a greater market.

So, when you get your next phone, get an iPhone or Android, they are the leaders in mobile tech and have a greater range of apps.



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User currently offlinelhrsimon From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5759 times:

Not the answer i had hoped for as i have only just got the N8. Its a work phone so had to have nokia and not an i phone. If anyone knows of a NOKIA N8 compatible tracker app i would be very grateful.


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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

Do you really need to take even the last vestiges of surprise out of spotting?


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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

Have a look at Planeplotter.


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User currently offlinerelic From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5705 times:

Hi

I was at LGW a few weeks ago,and using Flight Radar 24 on the iphone,and alot of the time, the information of what was coming in wasnt that fast.Probably a slow connection that day,because normally its pretty good.

Andy


User currently offlinejohnkrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5683 times:
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Quoting ptrjong (Reply 3):
Do you really need to take even the last vestiges of surprise out of spotting?

I only use it to track a special arriving I'm waiting for, and my Desire Z uses so much power it's usually just a quick look and the turn it off. One examle is waiting for the Air Bridge Cargo 747 on sundays, sometimes it comes to MMX, sometimes it goes straight to Moscow, then it's nice to see where it's heading   Other than that I only use it for dot spotting!



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User currently offlinedarreno1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

I usually use the flightaware website right on my tablet and it's usually very accurate but it can be a hassle viewing the screen when the sun is bright. So what I'm planning to do is print out the schedule for the day and highlight the interesting opportunities.

Yeah for a while I spotted without any guide, and did enjoy the surprises. But after thousands of pics and an airport with 3 potential runways with some of the interesting not so commonly seen aircraft landing late in the evening, it's nice to have a guide. I can't tell you how many great shots I've missed because I could not get my camera out in time after packing up for the day.

http://flightaware.com/ (on the lower left of the website, simply type in the airport code in the airport tracker dialogue box and you're set)



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User currently offlineiamlucky13 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Another one is FlightStats

They've got smartphone apps and a mobile-friendly version of their site. They claim their "Worldmate" program runs on Nokias:

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Mobile/smartPhones.do

Disclosure - I brought it up partially because a good friend is a developer for them. I think it's a little more oriented towards travel planning and don't know if you get the airport activity info that makes Flightaware so useful on the mobile application (I'm a stick-in-the-mud "dumbphone" user and haven't tried it). I'd say try it and let people know if it's good or crap.


User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 914 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5573 times:
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Yeah, flightaware's mobile site is pretty awesome and friendly. Use it all the time.

User currently offlinewnbob From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5402 times:

Wouldn't allowing the public to track planes in real time a security concern?

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7458 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

Quoting darreno1 (Reply 7):
http://flightaware.com/ (on the lower left of the website, simply type in the airport code in the airport tracker dialogue box and you're set)

That's what I use on mobile internet.



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User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5179 times:

Quoting wnbob (Reply 10):
Wouldn't allowing the public to track planes in real time a security concern?

It appears to be a concern in the USA (although Flightradar does show a small part of the USA live) but it most of the rest of the world it doesn't appear to be a problem.


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5123 times:

The N8 at present does not have any tracking apps. But it is known to be the most accurate indoor GPS device and hence if it had a tracking app that would be very useful. With the recent introduction of a full Qt Quick SDK creating a very eye candy app is now even easier. I'm sure there are many developers willing to build an app like that, but the question is where to get the SBS feeds. And be proud of what you have, with a 12MP cam that has the largest ever sensor on a camera phone, there is no better phone for a planespotter to have. IMHO, iPhone is just a dumbphone ( and Android is too resource heavy that it can never beat the N8 in battery or CPU efficiency ).

P.S: You can always use the flightaware mobile site. If it redirects you to the heavy full website version when on Web, use Opera Mobile or Mini.

[Edited 2011-05-07 18:33:06]


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User currently offlineflyingbird From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

www.flightradar24.com is available for iPhone/iPad and Android. There are both free versions, and paid versions with more information and AR view.

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