Widerøe iPhone & Android app

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  1. LN-MOW
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    Since we need to build up the content, I take the opportunity to shamelessly plug the Widerøe app for iPhone and Android. We were one of the first airlines selling tickets on the web, and now we also are the first Scandinavian airline with an app! :up:

    The app contains checkin, ticket purchase (under improvement), Flight Status and news&general info. You can also check in and see flight status for SAS flights.

    Due to problems with the current version of Android, some features on the Android app may not work correctly. We are awaiting a fix from Google, but they seem to take their sweet time about it ...

    It can be found where you normally pick up ypur apps - and of course it's free!
     
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    Nice one! WF is an amazing airline! :)
     
  3. Merlin
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    I think you need to do some more work on your app LN-MOW. I've tested it a couple days this week, and I must unfortunately tell you that I have uninstalled it from my iPhone 4. The main reasons are:
    - it is incredibly slow

    - the iPhone freeze at times

    - some of the menu choices aren't really purpose built for the iPhone (thumb and index finger spread often to be used unnecessary)
     
  4. LN-MOW
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    Hi Merlin. Thanks for your feedback.

    The app is work in progress and we are aware of the button issue and the menue choices. I assume you mainly refer to the booking window, which currently really is our mobile site. This is being revamped and we will also incorporate our price calender in the next version.

    The slow- and freeze issue is new to me - I have not seen any other complaints on that. If this occurs in a particular area of the app, please let me know. Our programmer is reading this thread, so hopefully we can figure this out.
     
  5. Merlin
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    Talking about high speed action and smooth design - you can learn a lot by taking a closer look at the apps from both Swiss and British Airways
     
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    You (presuming you represent WF) should go help the SAS IT-department and straighten it up. It is my number 1 dislike about SAS; the horrible IT on their homepage.
    Sometimes little sister can teach big sister some tricks and WF has a much better homepage and got the app out sooner (although I do not think the app is that good since it doesn't differ much from going to the homepage on the browser).
     
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    and the big sister is a grumpy old spinster who know all the answers herself.
    Please, let Odd and his gang do it!
     
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    I will install it now and give you my feedback once I have used it :) WF is an excellent airliner, the only one that truly understands Norwegian weather :)
     
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    Version 1.2 is now out, and the changes are:

    Bugfix:
    - Extended clickable fields on all links
    - Adjusted custom scenario where there is more than a delay code on the same route
    - Removed some "flickering" in the navigation between pages
    - Added explanatory text when there are no departures / arrivals
    Enhangements:
    - Added option to choose if you want to order / book via the regular site or mobile portal
    - Added all SAS destinations in "Flight Status"


    Merlin: Would like to hear from you if you still have the crashing issue.
     
  10. Merlin
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    No crashing this time - just two things:
    1. You need to resample the Winderøe tail picture so that it has the exact size of the screen. Wrong picture size = longer time to load the app.
    2. The chat - do I need to say more? [​IMG]
     
  11. LN-MOW
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    Hehe .. not everyone are as picky as you, Mr. M ...

    1. It's a little more complicated than that, but we are aware of it.
    2. Did you forget your magnifying glass? [​IMG] It's on our list too. But it works - that's the main thing right now.
     
  12. Merlin
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    I have misplaced it somewhere [​IMG].
    There are destinations missing in flight status - like HAU is not included as WF destination (WF508/WF573)

    PS Gratulerer med overstått MOW
     
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    Indeed!

    I'm downloading it today and will check it out over the weekend
     
  14. Robbiedeluxe
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    How come none of the apps out there today are able to display the gate information for OSL, ARN and CPH? Security issues? This would be a commuter's dream; to know in advance which gate your flight departs from (FWIW, I rely on the SMS from SK but you get the point).
     
  15. LN-MOW
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    Takk gutta.. ! [​IMG]

    Robbie - we'd love to do it, but the main problem here is the communication with the airports' own systems. The only way to do it right now, is to do it manually, which means that someone have to follow up constantly. That's not practical nor reliable, so it needs to be automated.
    We are looking into this, so hopefully we'll be able to offer this at some point.
     
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    Manually? Why not just go to www.osl.no, fetch the content and parse it you on your side then push it to the app?
     
  17. Merlin
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    I suspect the Norwegian airports will be no problem (LETIS information in XML format available online). Airports in Sweden and Denmark aren't that up to date IT wise [​IMG]
     
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    Of course. :)
     
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    We're trying to be a little more sophisticated than that ... we're exploring a couple of options so we'll see what our guys come up with.
     
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    Is it possible to beta-test some of your stuff? :)
     
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    Except for the first version, we've more or less thrown stuff right into production. Worked pretty well so far. :)
     
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    This one looks useful!
    Will download and try for myself right away.
     
  23. Merlin
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    More and less the same way as Big Blue does it MOW, let the paying customers do the beta testing [​IMG]
     
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    HAU is fixed - we're looking at adding an automatic check to include all scheduled destinations.

    Beta testing is overrated. There will always be some issues, but with Apple's approval system being ar rigid as it is, they will not approve an app that is full of bugs.
     
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    I know this is a bit late, but haven't had the chance to fly with Widerøe till now. I just completed SVG - TRD - BNN with the first leg on SAS and second on Widerøe. I checked in through the Widerøe's iPhone app and I have to say it works like a charm. I especially liked the fact that after selecting the seat, it enlarged the entire row on the screen to make sure i am selecting the right seat. I liked the app very much. The only thing I would've liked to see is a possibility to save the boarding card to the app so I can retrieve it at the airport rather than going through the check in process again. Other than that, I think it does what it's supposed to :)
     
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