Bring Back the Old IPhone App Features on the Primary Screen


#1

I do not like the new version for the I Phone App. In an effort to make it better, you moved valuable information from the Primary Screen to a Secondary Screen. You:

  1. eliminated the Aircraft Type from the Arrived, Enroute, Departures, and Scheduled screens. You now have to open up each flight individually to see what aircraft type a flight is. Get rid of the added Information you put on the Primary Screen, put that information on the Secondary Screen, and put the Aircraft Types back on the Primary Screen

  2. eliminated the green, orange, and red Status Indicators on the Arrived, Enroute, Departures, and Scheduled screens. You now have to open up each flight individually to see the Status of each flight. Get rid of the added Information you put on the Primary Screen, put that information on the Secondary Screen, and put the Status Colors back on the Primary Screen.

  3. added the English names of the departure and destination cities to the Primary Screen. Put the English City Names back on the Secondary Screen so you can put other more important information back on the Primary Screen.

  4. added the Depart Time on the Scheduled Primary Screen but when a flight has not departed and it is past the Scheduled Time, it says “Departed” and starts counting time from the Scheduled Time even though the flight has not departed. If a plane hasn’t departed it just stays on the Scheduled Screen until it departs and is not moved to the Departure Screen until the flight actually departs whether it is on time or late. No verbiage is necessary and only takes up space for something more relevant on the Primary Screen.

Please put the important features back on the Primary Screen instead of on a Secondary Screen. Thanks.

Jody Sanderson
jody_sanderson@glic.com
February 11, 2015 8:44 AM


#2

I strongly agree with this. Flightaware used to be my go to app for flight tracking. Since the recent update I have switched to Flightradar24 and will only use that until the FA app is actually usable.


#3

Same… just deleted it from my phone. Am amazed at how something so useful can evolve through “improvements” to be useless…


#4

Hi guys, thanks for your feedback on our app.

#1 and 2 are addressed in a new release that’s waiting for Apple’s approval.

#4 is a known bug we plan to fix.

#3 is a cosmetic preference, we don’t plan to change since it helps awareness for the casual user.