If you’ve been following LiveFlight for some time, you’ll have seen that I have been working on a native iOS app that features all the wonderful features from LiveFlight Tracker on the web (and more!) optimised for your iPhone and iPad.
After around 6 months of development, many rounds of beta testing (thanks, team!), loads of design iterations and days spent optimising, I’m happy to announce that LiveFlight for iOS is now available for FREE!
What the app aims to achieve:
The biggest focus for LiveFlight for iOS is performance - it should seem a lot smoother running the native app on an iPad compared to running the website in Safari.
The other aim for this release was to prepare LiveFlight for global flight, which has involved some rewrites to the internal flight sync system that LiveFlight uses.
You’ll notice a brand new Globe feature, similar to Google Earth on your PC. The Globe paved the way for features such as worldwide interactive airport charts, and I plan on adding more features to it in the future so flight tracking your future transatlantic flights will be a breeze.
Track aircraft across every Infinite Flight Live server and easily see how busy a region is at a glance.
Watch aircraft move in real time on a flat map or on a beautiful, three-dimensional globe.
See key statistics about a flight, including its speed, altitude, aircraft and livery, past trajectory and flight plan.
Compare pilot stats, including grade, violations, number of ghosts and more.
Explore airports around the world and get real-time ATC and weather updates.
Immerse yourself in fully-interactive airport charts, featuring accurately-depicted taxiway lines, ramps, runways and gates.
Search for flights, airports and active controllers around the world.
Realistic aircraft icons – easily distinguish different aircraft types and moderators and developers.
Share your flight’s location with your friends and open links from liveflightapp.com in the app.
LiveFlight is an optional subscription to get access to many exclusive features and to help support development! A Horizon subscription can be purchased either in the app (which allows you to pay with any accepted Apple payment method, including gift cards!) or on the website.
Horizon gives you access to the globe, search, realistic airport icons, interactive airport charts and more on the iOS app, as well as the same great features (including KML file downloads) on the web version! A LiveFlight Horizon subscription also works on all of your devices, so you can pay once and use everywhere.
You may notice that the price for purchasing Horizon is $2.99 for 1 month in the iOS app. Unfortunately, when handling payments via the App Store, Apple take a 30-40% commission of each sale (depending on currency exchange and other factors). In addition to this, maintaining LiveFlight involves a substantial cost (of both time and money) for me, which is why I had to increase the price slightly.
Horizon is still available for $1.99 / month when purchased on the web version, and there are no plans on changing this. In addition, I received a few requests for a yearly subscription option - a 1 year subscription is available in the iOS app, and coming soon to the web app.
Enough talk! I want to download it!
It’s completely free to download and use. If you enjoy it, please consider purchasing a Horizon subscription and leaving a nice review on the App Store :)
Really looking forward to hearing what you guys think of it!