Here is another quality app in the Store. FlightRadar24 is a real-life Air Traffic monitoring app, acclaimed on all mobile platforms. You can follow any Aircraft’s journey real-life anywhere it may be in the world if it has a transponder, and although certain areas of the world coverage may be flaky, they’ve got excellent reputation for developed countries coverage. So if you’ve got relatives travelling or you are an aircraft spotter, this is the real deal for you. Unfortunately the app doesn’t have a trial, that itself speaks of the confidence of the vendors as they don’t have to prove themselves anymore. They’ve go a solid reputation to back up the app.
Here is how they described it from the Store:
Turn your Windows 8 PC into an air traffic radar and see airplane traffic around the world in real-time. Discover why millions are already using FlightRadar24.
FlightRadar24 is, or has been the number one travel app in more than 50 countries including Germany, France, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. We are frequently featured in the media and recent media mentions include Bild (Germany), Le Monde (France), and CNN (US).
We are constantly working to expand FlightRadar24’s global coverage. Below is a breakdown of our coverage as of August 2012. For the most up-to-date coverage, please visit http://www.flightradar24.com
Roughly 95% of the continent covered
* NORTH AMERICA
Complete coverage in the US and Canada (but with 5 minute delay) thanks to FAA data. Additional real-time data in large parts of the two countries. Minor coverage in Mexico
* Rest of the World
We have coverage in parts of Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Greenland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and many other countries
Please note that coverage will vary.
Please note that FlightRadar24 only can track aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder. The exception is in the US and Canada where we get radar data from the FAA and can track almost all planes, but with a five-minute delay. Visit http://www.flightradar24.com for more information about ADS-B and FlightRadar24’s coverage.
Planes moving in real-time
Comprehensive information for each individual plane, including route, speed, altitude and more
Easy to search for a specific flight or airport
Flight trails and callsigns directly on map
Snap to follow a flight or watch near by flights as you work on other tasks
Follow airport inbound and outbound flights
You can download the app via the Source if it tickles you fancy.
Source: Windows Store