elbandgeek
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QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:53 am

...and it's not for iPhone or Android.

This week Microsoft had their annual MIX conference and showed off some new features coming to Windows Phone later in the year. A big portion of it is improvements to the developer tools and one of the apps they used to show them off was a new app for QF that among all the things you'd expect from an airline app has some really cool new concepts like using the gps to track your location and alert you if your flight is soon and it thinks you might not make it to the airport in time it will pull up standby options for later flights. It's pretty impressive and definitely shows Windows Phone's strengths as a platform and makes me want one more (if Verizon would stop dragging their feet and release one already). I hope other airlines take note and not only jump on WP7 but also add more stuff like this to their apps on other platforms to make them more than just glorified websites.
Skip ahead to 12:22 for the demo http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Windo...emos-from-MIX-11-with-Joe-Belfiore

Also, let's avoid flamewars over whose OS is better.
 
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RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:59 am

If it comes out on that OS then iPhone and Android will get it too, probably Blackberry also (QF has a relationship with Blackberry)
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RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:08 am

They'll surely release it for all operating systems / mobile devices where it is possible for it to work - that's a given, otherwise you are just wasting your development money and not getting your message out to the maximum number of users.

Can't wait to see it. I have the old QF app on my iPhone - but don't use it often - I used the Firefox toolbar and website instead.
 
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RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:21 pm

WP7 is coming for Verizon Real Soon Now... however, heard a couple of days ago that the current date (I'm not at liberty to say what it is) may change AGAIN in about a week or so.
 
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RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:24 pm

look good but thought that it the app was so clever, rather than the icon turning red to tell you to go to the aiport and tell you that you probably won't be able to make it on time because of your location, it should've warned you before hahaha
 
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RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:09 pm

Quoting elbandgeek (Thread starter):
It's pretty impressive and definitely shows Windows Phone's strengths as a platform and makes me want one more (if Verizon would stop dragging their feet and release one already).

Why not switch carriers to AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint? All of them have Windows Phone 7 devices. it's not like the days when, say, AT&T had the US iPhone exclusive.

Quoting egcarter (Reply 3):
WP7 is coming for Verizon Real Soon Now... however, heard a couple of days ago that the current date (I'm not at liberty to say what it is) may change AGAIN in about a week or so.

If you asked Verizon's chief technology officer two months ago, it might not even happen. They see Apple (iOS), Google (Android), and RIM (BlackBerry) as their mobile platform future.
http://www.businessinsider.com/veriz...need-nokia-microsoft-phones-2011-2

That being said, the idea for the QF Windows Phone 7 app is really cool, and I hope to see US carriers follow in their mobile apps. I'm surprised that no other airline has thought of these ideas yet.
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RE: QF's New App Is Raising The Bar

Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:25 pm

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
If you asked Verizon's chief technology officer two months ago, it might not even happen. They see Apple (iOS), Google (Android), and RIM (BlackBerry) as their mobile platform future.
http://www.businessinsider.com/veriz...011-2

That guy is a tool with a personal grudge against Microsoft and their CEO made a statement a week later saying they still planned to carry them. They've had an employee offer page for the HTC Trophy since Novemember with a perpetually moving launch date. It's starting to get irritating waiting, but it will happen eventually. That said, it's not the only reason I'd love to ditch them right this second if I could but so long as I'm unemployed and still in school I'm stuck on my parents' family plan.

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