I'll qualify my question (and/or suggestion) with the fact that I'm a bit of an air travel enthusiast. My fiancee may claim that's a bit of an understatement.
The very first page I ever bookmarked, moments after purchasing my iPhone, was the large airport activity map of my home airport, MSP. The sole purpose of this was so I could easily determine, when I was outside, which aircraft were flying overhead. (Say I'm outside, poking around in the garden, and I notice a heavy overhead. Which flight is it? Where is it going? Who operates it? This seemed to answer all of those desires.)
The old airport activity map was great for this. I was excited when the new one was released, because it had the ability to selectively add or remove inbount and outbound flights. If I wanted to know more about that heavy I saw... clearly not an inbound or outbound aircraft... it seemed reasonable to clear up my map, making it easier to identify which plane it might be. Naturally, that's a good feature.
The new map works great on the desktop. However, sadly, it causes the iPhone some pain. Since the device isn't able to translate my "tap" and "swipe" gestures into mouse events, it doesn't allow me to "hover" on a mapped aircraft. Because of this, I can see the aircraft above me, depicted on the map, but I can't tell what they are.
Are there plans to add an airport activity map to the iPhone app, or is it possible to add a "classic style" map link on the regular flightaware page? Or, perhaps, detect that the page is being viewed in Safari on the iPhone and react accordingly?
Thanks for your consideration!