This app allows all users to take a look up at the sky and know what's happening above us. How many planes are flying over your city at that very moment? Flightradar24 Pro is the perfect app to found out all about air traffic and aircraft routes in Europe as well as all around the world. To find out how this app works, take a look at today's review.
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Features & Use
Test Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Android version: 4.1.2
Applicable as of Android 2.2 and higher
Size after installation: about 35 MB
Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean optimized: yes
Flightradar24 Pro is an app that allows you to monitor the traffic in much of the world. The data on the app is transmitted in real time or with minimal delay. Because everyday billions of people travel using planes, the heavens are continually populated by thousands of these flying aircrafts.
If you've ever wondered which routes they fly or how many are in fact flying right now, Pro Flightradar24 will be able to give you this information in no time. The app also shows additional data such as trafficking, the name of the company, speed and altitude. At first, I was very fascinated by the amount of information that the app was able to provide. You can choose to optionally highlight a plane of your choice and follow it on a map. You can activate a search filter to select your plane of interest in order to focus on a specific airline or type of flight. The app is also interesting because it allows you to learn some technical details you might not have known before, like the emergency codes 7600 and 7700. When the pilots transmits these codes to the control tower, it means that the aircraft has some structural problems: the app is able to receive this type of real-time notifications.
FlightRadar24 Pro really works like a radar, just for your smartphone. It provides a comprehensive overview of the air traffic around the globe, or at least almost. The application integrates some base functions with some attractive options and advanced search.
Screen & Controls
Flightradar24 Pro is a very simple, yet effective app, whose design looks like a version of Google maps, while being compatible with the standard Holo look. The controls are well designed and the map can also be viewed in satellite mode. You can also view the aircraft when you're indoors, when you point the device to the sky.
Speed & Stability
Flightradar24 Pro works flawlessly on my device during the test. For older devices, you'll definitely have some lags when using the maps, but if you reduce the graphics quality and the number of updates, you'll be able to use this app on any smartphone.
Flightradar24 Pro can be purchased for $3.47 in the Google Play Store. The price is justified by its many functions that are not in the free version of Flightradar24. It's too bad that even in the paid app, there are two additional features that need to be unlocked with real money.