Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 41

Thread: FUTURE FEATURE REQUEST'S - For apps (iOS and Android)

  1. #31
    Super Moderator delcomp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Marl, Germany 1Km NNW of EDLM-( T-EDLM1 [F_EDLE1] )
    Posts
    591
    Coxy,..

    There is a filter that you can use,.. Its called Airports,. And you can set it for In and Out traffic.
    Or just the In traffic,.. Or just the out traffic

    delcomp
    (F-EDLE1)delcomp-DEL-David Tks(My friend Mike, all three of them)

    URL: http://banner.flightdiary.net/EDLM
    1090SJ(Ae) /(6m. Ecoflex10) / SBS 3 /-FR24 Box/ Power-line Connection (Ethernet)

  2. #32
    Flight attendant
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    77
    Couple of things that would make life easier:

    1. A Pause button on the main live map, for when I'm switching away from FR24 to do something else and don't want it slowing everything else down. At present I do a three-click-pause by starting a replay and hitting the pause button.

    2. Alerts that are generated when an aircraft enters the sharing system, not just when FR24 calculates a position for it from MLAT. Since FR24 knows the strongest uploader signal at any point in time it also has a rough idea of where the aircraft is, which should be enough to trigger an alert that it's airborne. Often the alerts never trigger for small aircraft / helicopters because MLAT never succeeds.
    Last edited by mimku; 2018-11-18 at 13:27.

  3. #33
    Flight attendant
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    77
    Another couple more ideas:

    3. Any time there is a hover pop-up for an airport name, please include the ICAO code of the airport! It's tedious having to do a web search every time for something that's already in the FR24 database but not exposed.

    4. Make the registration in the aircraft details panel clickable and linked to the Aircraft Data page.

  4. #34
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Allow users to turn off their GPS, thus saving power

    The app should allow users to turn off their GPS, thus saving power, by offering a config item to remember current position.
    That's how many star watching sky maps apps work.
    Not all users are driving around. Some are simply on their veranda not going anywhere all night and thus no need to track their 4 meter wide movements at the expense of the battery.
    P.S., I tried to search the forum first for GPS but it said my string was too short.
    Last edited by jidanni; 2018-12-02 at 14:53. Reason: formatting

  5. #35
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Employ the cell phone's magnetic compass to correctly rotate the map

    I am sitting pointed south. However the map is permanently pointed north. It would be great if the cell phone's magnetic compass was used to rotate the map to match which way our cell phone is pointing. I am using the free Android version. Also it would be great if we could just lock the orientation for a little while, allowing us to turn off the compass and save even more power.
    Last edited by jidanni; 2018-12-03 at 03:15. Reason: Format

  6. #36
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Offer Openstreetmaps

    Allowing the user to select openstreetmaps as a background, would save the company license fees to Google. That way more features could be put into the free app. Openstreetmaps is more than sufficient for the simple background maps employed.

  7. #37
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Add "cone of sound" overlay to the map

    Add an optional so-called cone of sound overlay to the map. Thus people could pretty much predict when they will begin hearing a plane based on the advancing so-called cone of sound line reaching their location on the map.
    In fact all you need to do is just do it for one plane when they tap the plane.

    As you know users using their raw eyes have little chance to see any of the plane's details, even less so at night. However their ears certainly can pick it up. Hence, the app should use more effort on the audio portion of the experience.
    Last edited by jidanni; 2018-12-03 at 03:56.

  8. #38
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Cache map upon closing, for faster startup next time

    Cache maps upon closing the app, to enable faster startup when opening the app later.

    There is good chance the user might be quite nearby where he was when he closed the app next time he opens the app. That way to avoid a momentary blank white screen do consider caching the final view map position he was looking at before.

    Note I'm only talking about the tiles in view and not anything much bigger.
    Last edited by jidanni; 2018-12-03 at 04:10.

  9. #39
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Cache the map to save 99% of the user's data bill

    In fact by simply caching the map, probably 99% of the user's data bill could be avoided.

    For instance here I am in Taiwan, I really only need just a few tiles and it could last me for months. No need to keep on pulling them in over and over. I'm sure it's fine with the terms and conditions of your map providers, especially Openstreetmap. In fact they would be happier too.

    Let's face it, at the scale of airplane flights, nobody really needs very detailed maps, so caching low magnification maps would be fine
    Yes, perhaps maps of airports are an exception.
    Last edited by jidanni; 2018-12-04 at 03:38.

  10. #40
    Passenger jidanni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    19

    Second route line on the map: simply if they continued on their same azimuth

    In addition to the route of great circle, please add a second line, the line that would be if they continued on their present azimuth.

    And, on this second line, add markers where the plane will be if it continues at its current speed and azimuth, in 5 minutes, in 10 minutes, in 15 minutes, etc, etc.
    Last edited by jidanni; 2018-12-08 at 17:48.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •