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An iPhone Flight App Straight Out Of The Pan Am Era

28/06/2013

A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel. When you strip away (...)
A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel. When you strip away the hassle of security checks, lost luggage, inevitable delays, and that dope next to you who won’t stop hogging the armrest, air travel is amazing. We step into a winged metal tube, launch into the atmosphere, and arrive in a different country hours later. The developers of a new app called Flying hope to re-instill the process with nostalgic wonder and a heap of helpful data. Flying began as part of a course on graphical user interfaces at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, then evolved into a streamlined and fun social flight tracker. The app handles core services, like flights, delays, gate changes, and cancellations. But social elements are also built into the experience, meaning it’s easy to share details with a friend, say, who’s waiting for you at the arrivals gate.Read Full Story     A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel. When you strip away the hassle of security checks, lost luggage, inevitable delays, and that dope next to you who won’t stop hogging the armrest, air travel is amazing. We step into a winged metal tube, launch into the atmosphere, and arrive in a different country hours later. The developers of a new app called Flying hope to re-instill the process with nostalgic wonder and a heap of helpful data. Flying began as part of a course on graphical user interfaces at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, then evolved into a streamlined and fun social flight tracker. The app handles core services, like flights, delays, gate changes, and cancellations. But social elements are also built into the experience, meaning it’s easy to share details with a friend, say, who’s waiting for you at the arrivals gate.Read Full Story    
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