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Friday, 5 October 2012

FlightBoard - App Review


Keeping track of your flight when you are at the airport is straightforward but, checking on flights for someone else (perhaps going to collect them) is a different matter. Each airport has its version of a flight board and, of course, its individual web address. It can be a bit of a nuisance keeping track of all this information.

FlightBoard gives you a consistent interface (very much resembling a departure/arrival board); all you need to do is choose the airport (either incoming or outgoing) and you will see all today's current flights.


Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The resemblance to a traditional airport flight information system makes one immediately at ease with the App.

Cost
This is a low cost App.

Indispensability
You could go the 'traditional' method of bookmarking individual airports, so the App is in no way indispensable.

Dependability
Having checked this on numerous occasions, it seems that the dependability relies more on the honesty of airlines and airport (those 'on time' ratings being so important) than the App itself. If the information from the airport is incorrect, the App cannot filter this.

Security
No issues... unless you choose to publish your flights (especially publicly) on Facebook


ACIDS Test Rating:
It would have been a 5 but for the information sources (how many honest airlines do you know?

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get FlightBoard here and support for the App here.

1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.3.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Various bug fixes

    ReplyDelete

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