Flight Factory is an interesting and invaluable app for Windows Phone. It enables consumers to check the status of flights while on the move. Utilising data obtained from FlightStats, the app will help make trips a little bit more convenient with up-to-date information for individual flights. Flight Factory has been bumped to version 1.3, which includes numerous improvements.
So what's new in the latest release? We're looking at the following:
- Add a flight to your lock screen
- New live tile design
- Option to show next flight on app's main live tile
- Increased customization (check out the settings)
It's quite the update and the features listed above are fairly major indeed. As well as the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, users of Flight Factory can now add flights to the lock screen to display data (take off time, estimated time of arrival, airport terminal, etc.) and take full advantage of the Live Tile improvements.
Other features already sported by the app include the ability to search through flights and view detailed information about airports, including how to get there promptly. A satellite view is available to check out the progress of a flight and to see how long it will be for the plane to touch down, accompanied by a drawn flight path. Calendar support is also included, enabling users to add flights to Windows Phone calendars.
If you're into planes, or use said transport regularly, Flight Factory is a must-have app for you. Should you also be the social type, one can also share flights with others on social networks. Handy if you're planning on travelling and wish to keep everyone updated with your progress.
You can download Flight Factory from the Windows Phone Store for $4.99. Unfortunately, the app is only listed for Windows Phone 8 and does not come with a free trial. Thanks, Eric and Alex, for the heas up!
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.