Back in late May we showed you guys an app called Flight Factory for Windows Phone. It pulls data from FlightStats, one of the largest, most accurate, and up-to-date supplier of flight information. It takes that data and puts it into a beautiful app for Windows Phone. The latest update improves on already great foundation. Let’s check it out.
If you update or download Flight Factory for Windows Phone you’ll see it at version 1.5 in the Store. With this latest version you’ll be getting more flight details, including:
- Detailed gate departure, take-off, landing, and gate arrival times
- History of gate changes, schedule changes, and more
- Enter your own flight details, including: seat number, confirmation number, flight label (ex: Business Trip to Seattle), and notes. Your seat number will even be added to your lock screen!
- Improved start-up time, and other performance improvements
- Bug fixes
While I don’t fly as much as Daniel does, Flight Factory quickly became an invaluable asset for the handful of times a year I do hop on a plane. Pinning flights to your Start screen makes jumping to a specific leg of your journey super handy. This latest update makes the app better in a handful of ways. The new feature I’m looking forward to is the ability to add your own flight details. You can add things like seat number, confirmation number, flight label, and notes.
Flight Factory is available for Windows Phone 8 devices. The app cost $4.99 with no trial. And while that may be relatively steep compared to other apps, we at least know why the app costs $4.99. Flight Factory is powered by FlightStats for the flight data and that data isn’t cheap. But it’s solid data, so solid that Bing uses it as their flight data provider in searches. The developer has stated in the past that the price you pay directly covers the costs for access to that flight data.
You can grab it in the Store, by using the QR code below, or swiping to the right in our app.