Mobile flight tracking

I just put up another new mobile service on my projects pagemobile flight tracking. This is part of my ongoing annoyance with the mobile web and my attempt to make it easier. When I’m on the go I want very specific data without any fluff. To use the new service, just enter a flight number into the tracking box and you get a bunch of data about it. Example.

I haven’t tested it too much (I need to pick someone up soon so I made it on the spur of the moment) so let me know if you find a bug. It works with data from Google and a travel website. The advantage of this over some flight tracking services is you can enter it in plain English (US Air 723 for example) instead of choosing stuff from pull downs.

Your mobile device will need to support XHTML.

One of these days when I have a bit more time I intend to wrap these services into one page, using radio buttons or keywords to define what data you want.

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10 Responses to “Mobile flight tracking”

  1. James says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for this — bookedmarked it in my A1000. So simple and clean – I share your annoyance with the mobile information world.

  2. Tim Boyd says:

    This is nice. I’m using it on a Treo 650, and will be putting it to the test tonight while I wait for an arrival at JFK.


  3. Aakash says:

    Great app – works well. Any chance you’re going to be releasing the source code for this?

  4. aj says:

    Your flight tracker rocks. Exactly what I was looking for, and exactly how it should work. Thanks!

  5. Glad you like it aj. I haven’t used it in a long time, good to know it’s still up and going a year and a half later.

  6. Marc says:

    Awesome! Did a Google search for mobile flight tracking on my Blackberry and voila! Fast, simple and truly real-time. I especially like how you don’t need to re-load input info upon a refresh. Perfect for trackwheel users! Thank You!

  7. Jason Savlov says:

    Works great from my T-Mobile Sidekick.

  8. Alex Kates says:

    Thanks for a site so good none of the pro players could produce it! I’d like to see more things like it. Don’t hold back!

  9. BOb Pavese says:

    it never finds anything what am i doing wrong

  10. Eric says:

    Flight tracker is simple and sweet. works perfectly on my Treo 755p. Comes in very handy KUDOS

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