FlightTrack 5, the impressive flight-tracker for the iPhone and iPod touch, has just received an update adding universal support, new sharing options, and more to the $4.99 application.
In case you're unfamiliar with the app, FlightTrack 5 offers iOS device users real-time information on flights taking place around the world, beautifully detailed and fully-zoomable maps, and airtime, aircraft, speed, and altitude flight details for North American users.
Now, however, the useful app is even better thanks to its 5.1 update. Changes include iPad support, the ability to share flight information via the Messages app, Twitter, Facebook, or AirDrop, and “more descriptive flight statuses,” according to developer Mobiata.
To recap, here's a complete list of new features as outlined in FlightTrack 5's release notes:
Now a universal app with a beautiful iPad experience
Easily share all the flights in a trip via Message, Facebook, Twitter or AirDrop
More descriptive flight statuses
Various bug fixes
FlightTrack has been around for some time on iOS, however FlightTrack 5 saw the application rebuilt from the ground up. It looks great running alongside iOS 7, and offers a feature set that any frequent traveller or airplane enthusiast will certainly appreciate.
As mentioned, the updated FlightTrack 5 can be downloaded on the App Store for $4.99, and as of its most recent update it's optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.