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Title: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: dl1812 on November 17, 2009, 04:57:36 PM
Hi All,

Just downloaded the above app onto my iPhone.

Opening the App shows aircraft silhouettes overflying a map of SE England (only SE England at the moment).
Tapping on an aircraft silhouette brings up the reg. and (where available), routing and altitude.
A further tap then brings up another screen showing more detail such as type, speed, hex code, etc., and a further tap takes you to photos, or centres the map on the aircraft.

Needless to say, it's  5 minute delayed.

Not bad for when you're out and about....

I'm trying to think what this £ 2.99 App reminds me of :o)

Anybody else had a look at this ?


Dave
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: DaveReid on November 17, 2009, 05:05:58 PM
Needless to say, it's  5 minute delayed.

The author is reportedly considering removing the delay now that the consensus seems to be that real-time networking is the new de facto standard.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: itestoo on November 17, 2009, 05:34:46 PM
An idea in keeping with the times, it happens!

Next for us with www.radarvirtuel.com Iphone compatible.

Regards
Laurent
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: dl1812 on November 17, 2009, 09:36:59 PM
An idea in keeping with the times, it happens!

Next for us with www.radarvirtuel.com Iphone compatible.

Regards
Laurent

Excellent news for iPhone users; please keep us posted !

dave
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: dl1812 on November 17, 2009, 09:41:04 PM
Needless to say, it's  5 minute delayed.

The author is reportedly considering removing the delay now that the consensus seems to be that real-time networking is the new de facto standard.

Living close to Heathrow as I do, that would make it a brilliant App for mobile use. Let's hope that'll happen !

Dave
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: abrad41 on November 18, 2009, 08:17:09 AM
I have just ordered a Iphone, so looking forward to trying this, will report back in about a week or so when I have tried it.

Andy
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: abrad41 on November 21, 2009, 07:17:48 PM
Hi All

I now have my Iphone up and running with Plane Finder.  This is a very good app, you can also feed data into the app if you are using planeplotter.

Quote
The author is reportedly considering removing the delay now that the consensus seems to be that real-time networking is the new de facto standard.

The 5 Min delay has now been removed.

The more people that feed data into the app, the better it will get.

Cheers

Andy
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: dl1812 on November 21, 2009, 09:02:40 PM
Hi All

I now have my Iphone up and running with Plane Finder.  This is a very good app, you can also feed data into the app if you are using planeplotter.

Quote
The author is reportedly considering removing the delay now that the consensus seems to be that real-time networking is the new de facto standard.

The 5 Min delay has now been removed.

The more people that feed data into the app, the better it will get.

Cheers

Andy

Excellent news; as you say, it needs wider coverage.

Excellent App.


Dave
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: bratters on November 21, 2009, 09:48:33 PM
For those in Europe - and those interested in Europe - it's confirmation that the days of the five minute delay are over.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on December 30, 2009, 06:31:55 PM
Hello,

I am the developer of Plane Finder and glad you all like it so much.  We are constantly developing it and I have just submitted the next version to Apple so look out for that!

What we need from people like yourselves is to help build the network of data.  If you are interested please mail [email protected]  We can get you on the early release program for any beta's etc. 

Thanks chaps,

Lee
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: bailey_uk on December 30, 2009, 06:42:07 PM
Email sent, great app!

James
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: anorak on December 30, 2009, 07:03:27 PM
First thing my BOSS said to me this morning, as he showed me his Iphone, was is that your dot on the map? Looks good to me, saves me logging on to my laptop at home to see whats overhead.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GreekSpy2001 on December 30, 2009, 08:55:23 PM
Hows about getting it to work on BlackBerry aswell?

Graham
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on December 30, 2009, 08:57:40 PM
Well we may just do that, or Android. Not sure which one to tackle first!
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on December 31, 2009, 07:20:16 PM
Wow!  Great response from the guys today, thanks for that and Happy New Year.

If you want any new features added to Plane Finder just let us know!
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: gleff on January 01, 2010, 02:09:44 AM
Well we may just do that, or Android. Not sure which one to tackle first!

Definately Android since I own an HTC Dream LOL.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: mdobuk21 on January 01, 2010, 12:23:10 PM
Hi is plane finder still limited to southern England? As I live in Leeds it's not really useful for myself!

Cheers mark
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on January 01, 2010, 12:27:22 PM
Hi Mark,

Not yet but hopefully with the help of people like yourselves we can add your RadarBox data to the app. A few users on the forum are going to set up sharing with us in the New Year, hopefully we'll have full UK coverage soon!

Happy New Year!

Lee
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: mdobuk21 on January 01, 2010, 12:52:31 PM
excellent news Lee, i would be happy to share my data, by the way amazing app!

Have a great 2010

Mark
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: abrad41 on January 02, 2010, 03:17:51 PM
Hi Everyone

If anybody has the new Iphone you must have a look at this new app.
Its shows aircraft details, photo's and much much more.

At the moment covering South of the uk, but the more shares there is the more the coverage will be.

If you are thinking about getting a new mobile phone, get the Iphone, this is a great bit of software. When out and about, I am always using it

Andy
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: pcochrane12 on January 02, 2010, 05:21:58 PM
Could not agree more andy great app cant wait to see some coverage up north where i live will be great
paul
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: spikem on January 03, 2010, 06:00:44 PM
Slightly off topic, but how do I download a copy of the terrain type map on the radarvirtuel site to use on my pc?
Martin
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on January 07, 2010, 06:03:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQz614jBCHM

:o)
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on February 22, 2010, 10:03:04 AM
Just a quick update. 

We are expanding and have good Northern Europe coverage.  Anyone else want their data in the app let me know! :o)
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GreekSpy2001 on February 22, 2010, 03:00:53 PM
Well we may just do that, or Android. Not sure which one to tackle first!

Any further news?

Graham
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on February 22, 2010, 04:49:38 PM
Not for now, we are looking into iPad as this will be excellent to view the app on.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: Allocator on February 22, 2010, 06:32:36 PM
The iPad is WiFi only, so not quite as versatile as an iPhone
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GreekSpy2001 on February 23, 2010, 10:25:23 AM
Not for now, we are looking into iPad as this will be excellent to view the app on.

Disappointing :( All this fixation with iPhone.  Low battery life, no multi tasking, no data push etc

Graham
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GlynH on February 23, 2010, 12:28:38 PM
I am based in the Midlands and feed data to PF.

I currently have 400+ unique Mode-S aircraft in MyFlights and my coverage comes quite a way northwards if that helps?

Kind regards,
-=Glyn=-
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on February 23, 2010, 12:29:47 PM
Take a look here....http://www.shipfinder.co.uk/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=9

It is just filling in an extra box...

Thanks,

Lee
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GlynH on February 23, 2010, 12:41:51 PM
Disappointing :( All this fixation with iPhone.  Low battery life, no multi tasking, no data push etc

Graham


It does have (pseudo) push;

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3576

But I agree that battery life is rubbish and it would be nice to have multi-tasking although the only computer I have experienced true multi-tasking on were my old Commodore Amiga's - even the PC some 20-odd years on could learn a few tricks!; ^)

I guess developers have to take a view on where they can recoup the biggest return on their investment and there is no doubting the popularity of the iPhone...I still use my old Nokia 6310i for a 'phone but would not want to be without my iPhone for everything else!

Kind regards,
-=Glyn=-
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on February 23, 2010, 12:43:07 PM
And it does sort of have multi-tasking too!
Enough for me anyway.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/#on-hold-large
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GlynH on February 23, 2010, 12:53:04 PM
Take a look here....http://www.shipfinder.co.uk/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=9

It is just filling in an extra box...

Thanks,

Lee

Sorry Lee...was that intended for me?

I already feed data to PF and have checked with Mark who sent a log of my transmissions last week to give me peace of mind that my data was arriving at Ship/Plane Finder HQ.

I installed PlanePlotter specifically to feed my data to you guys but it might be an idea to maybe look at authoring a small app that sits quietly in the background peeling data from the relevant SBS/RB port and feeding it directly to you?

Then if the PP site ever goes down you could carry on receiving data from us and continue streaming data to your PF users without depending upon a 3rd party.

I was sat on the sidelines wondering whether to install PP for many months before I decided to go for it.

If I had access to a small app whose sole raison d'être was to sit discretely and take the data from the SBS/RB port I would have installed that straight away.

Food for thought maybe?

Thanks & regards,
-=Glyn=-
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: GlynH on February 23, 2010, 12:56:34 PM
And it does sort of have multi-tasking too!
Enough for me anyway.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/#on-hold-large

That's nowhere near Lee - just because it's a woman using the iPhone doesn't make it multitasking! ;^)

I'm an iPhone advocate but even I would admit it does have its weak points and Graham has highlighted the major ones IMHO.

I know AirNav have been busy with ANRBv3 & ANRB3D but I would have expected to see an iPhone app from them some time ago now?

Kind regards,
-=Glyn=-
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on September 12, 2010, 08:48:39 PM
Android version out now too. Search for "Plane Finder Free" on the market place.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: Tailwinds on April 19, 2011, 11:10:47 PM
Bought my iPad a few days ago and downloaded Plane Finder. What a fantastic App. Today, there was an update so there are a couple of nice extra features. I,m amazed how much coverage there is. I'm really quite impressed and I'm sure it will get even better over time. Anybody else using Plane Finder on the iPad yet?
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: leeus on April 20, 2011, 12:52:13 PM
:-) we have been working hard, you should also check out Plane Finder AR if you have an iPad 2! http://bit.ly/PlaneAR
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: Tailwinds on April 24, 2011, 04:37:42 PM
:-)you should also check out Plane Finder AR if you have an iPad 2! http://bit.ly/PlaneAR

Yup. I've got this App and it works great. However, like a reviewer said in iTunes, why is there no aircraft type on the label? Also, it's frustrating that the labels can overlap one another, even if there are only two aircaft meaning that you can't read the info on the label behind. Will either of these issues be addressed in a future update at all?
Thanks.
Title: Re: IPhone App - "Plane Finder"
Post by: raflec on April 24, 2011, 11:48:21 PM
I have got Flight Radar 24 on the Android. Is Plane Finder better, or are they about the same. I find Flight Radar 24 very good.