App Shootout - FlightRadar24 vs. Planefinder

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MtnBiker2005

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App Shootout: FlightRadar24 vs. Planefinder

Reviewing the ADS-B data coverage on both Apps.

March 22, 2013

Take a look at the phone or tablet of any aviation geek, and you probably find the same apps time and time again: FlightAware for general flight information, LiveATC for aircraft radio communications, as well as two particularly interesting flight tracking apps.

Flightradar24 and Planefinder have become an absolute must for any plane spotter, providing real-time mapping of most aircraft on a global scale. But what sets these two apps apart? Does one app do something the other does not?

* Coverage
* Visual Appeal
* Alerts
* Filters
* Wrap Up

http://www.nycaviation.com/2013/03/app-shootout-flightradar24-vs-planefinder


:cool: Thanks to NYCAviation doing the Shootout Review. :D
 

searingxheretic

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I use FlightRadar24 because they offer free premium services for those who upload ads-b data to them.

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DaveNF2G

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I also use '24 because I can use it to see how my contribution to virtual radar tracking integrates with the official sources. Sometimes I look at it while also watching PlanePlotter, and I feed both.

I also like the augmented reality feature, although I often forget to use it.
 

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I feed to planefinder but the android app blows compared to the iPhone version :)
 

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I use PlaneFinder and am happy with it. I got a free DPD antenna and feed line for sharing data with them.
 
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