Whether or not Passbook replaces these types of apps remains to be seen; in any case, Mobiata isn’t going down without a fight, and has just released an all-new, free version of their FlightTrack app for both iOS — and Android.
Besides being free, the new app’s interface has been revamped to make it less cluttered and more user-friendly — and it does indeed look better than previous iterations, which were already well-designed to begin with. No, you won’t get the fancy weather maps, flight delay forecast charts, alternate flight searches or flight delay forecasts (or the flight updates push alerts of the Pro version), but it’ll let you track one flight at a time and provide gate and baggage information — just the basics, but better than average for a free app.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Android's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.