We have been very busy at pinkfroot testing our alerts feature for our iOS apps and we are pleased to say that it has been released today!
Here is a quick rundown so that you can see what it looks like and how to configure it to get some cool alerts! We have been playing around with it for a few weeks now and have noticed some really nice things happening! This is a rundown on the iPhone version but the screens are almost identical in the iPad version.
When you go into the Settings screen you will notice a new "Manage Alerts" section at the top. Here is a list of my current alerts I have setup and I will also then show you how to add a new one also!
My alerts are as follows, you can also set some up like this and also create many more yourself:
To delete any of these just swipe along and hit the delete button. To add a new one click the plus button in the top right.
This is the screen where you can create all sorts of alerts. As you can see we currently have 4 types of alerts that you can setup.
By default these alerts are triggered anywhere on the map but you can create region specific ones. For example if you wanted to only be alerted to A380 aircraft coming into the Los Angeles area then setup your alert as you normally would but select the location control and then zoom the map to the area you want, in this case the LA area. Here is a screenshot showing this example.
There is one further way to add alerts and that is from the Aircraft details that you are used to seeing. There is now a new icon on the toolbar (an alarm clock) and clicking that will take you to the alert creation screen with some details pre-populated.
You still have the same options for the location but you can set up an alert based on that aircraft's registration, flight number (which will probably alert on a different aircraft next time), or the hex code for those who really need the info.
Hopefully this has provided you with a quick overview. Any troubles with it please do get in touch with us via the "Contact Us" link on this website. If there is something that we have missed too then let us know and we can work on this for a future version.
Also a big thank you to those that helped test it in the field :-)
And if you don't already have the app....download it here.....http://bit.ly/PFinder
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