AF I-phone app now available !!!!!

Old Sep 17, 10, 12:38 am
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Smile AF I-phone app now available !!!!!

Dear friends
For the happy I-phone owners, I just saw on I-tunes that the long-awaited AF app for I-phone is now available !! You can download it for free. Not a too bad app, well presented and easy to use and navigate. It offers the usual possibilities for this kind of airline app :
- check FB account
- timetable of flights
- flight status
- check reservation files
- check-in
- contact-us info

I tried everything except check-in and the app seems to work well.
Nice move AF
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Old Sep 17, 10, 3:43 am
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Thanks for sharing !
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Old Sep 17, 10, 3:46 am
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Actually the AF iPhone app. is based on the new mobile.airfrance.com site.

mobile.airfrance.fr no longer works.
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Thumbs down

This app is by Air France, right? Not developed maybe, but surely tested and approved?

It clearly must be, because like most things when first launched by Air France it doesn't work properly.

When I launch the application I get a screen telling me that the page cannot be displayed for whatever reasons, that I should try the refresh button (there isn't any), only the three buttons on the bottom do appear (Paramètres, Info, s'identifier). I can use Parameters to put in my FB number and PIN, but thenI cannot change the language, instead I get an error message saying that there is no network (which is wrong, as both safari and my emails work, so there is a network connection).

Great, so they have finally launched an iPhone app a loooong time after other airlines have done it, and then it doesn't even work on all iPhones.

I have downloaded and used (with different degrees of frequency) 174 other iPhone apps. I NEVER had this problem. Here comes Air France, and of course there is a bug - this is not to say that all iPhone apps are bug-free, but only to say that my phone has no recurring problem of crashing apps. And that I do have higher expectations from one of the world's leading airlines than I would from some hobby freelance developer. They had enough time to get it right, they are late anyway, so a little more time for making it more bug-free would have been OK.

AF has improved a number of things recently, but it still feels like a somewhat chaotic bug-ridden sloppy organization. Why, just why, can't they get something right from the beginning? Do things with less negligence, try to design something without bugs? This "faire les choses à moitié" really is annoying.
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The iPhone app is indeed a launcher for the mobile site and not a "real" app. Booking feature will be available in November and a real mobile app for iOS and Android will be released in 2011 if I remember correctly.
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Old Sep 17, 10, 7:37 am
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Thumbs down I-apps are stupid

I-apps are stupid.

What's wrong with the www?

Why does every other company and American media outlet need to develop their own 'closed' applications, if the open technology (namely the traditional internet) is already available...

Especially if - as is the case with AFKL / Flying Blue - these very same companies seem to be unable to offer reliable basic online services, let alone a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment product.

And apparently the bloody thing ain't even working properly... though I'm pretty sure the simple announcement of it's introduction was sufficient for some of the AFKL managers to collect yet another christmas bonus (and at the expense of the traditional FFP benefits).

I'ld say: let them focus on their traditional websites first!!

And on the IFE in the older planes!!

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Old Sep 17, 10, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by creber View Post
This app is by Air France, right? Not developed maybe, but surely tested and approved?

It clearly must be, because like most things when first launched by Air France it doesn't work properly.

When I launch the application I get a screen telling me that the page cannot be displayed for whatever reasons, that I should try the refresh button (there isn't any), only the three buttons on the bottom do appear (Paramètres, Info, s'identifier). I can use Parameters to put in my FB number and PIN, but thenI cannot change the language, instead I get an error message saying that there is no network (which is wrong, as both safari and my emails work, so there is a network connection).

Great, so they have finally launched an iPhone app a loooong time after other airlines have done it, and then it doesn't even work on all iPhones.

I have downloaded and used (with different degrees of frequency) 174 other iPhone apps. I NEVER had this problem. Here comes Air France, and of course there is a bug - this is not to say that all iPhone apps are bug-free, but only to say that my phone has no recurring problem of crashing apps. And that I do have higher expectations from one of the world's leading airlines than I would from some hobby freelance developer. They had enough time to get it right, they are late anyway, so a little more time for making it more bug-free would have been OK.

AF has improved a number of things recently, but it still feels like a somewhat chaotic bug-ridden sloppy organization. Why, just why, can't they get something right from the beginning? Do things with less negligence, try to design something without bugs? This "faire les choses à moitié" really is annoying.
Which version of the I-phone do you have ? I have the I-phone 3G (16Go) and it works well without bugs (I tried everything but check-in function)

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FYI, I tried the check-in this morning on the new app and it worked well (no bugs)
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Old Sep 19, 10, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Which version of the I-phone do you have ? I have the I-phone 3G (16Go) and it works well without bugs (I tried everything but check-in function)
iPhone 4 iOS 4.1

First launch, seems correct.
Language selection, I validate and... crash! Exit, back on the springboard!

Then Launch again the app and since, the homepage is not properly displayed... (blocked on landscape mode)



[Info] button, same, page not properly displayed... (wrong size)



This app seems not so stable yet, but it's good at least it exists. Hopefully all this will be fixed soon
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Hello FTP
I changed my i-phone 3G for the i-phone 4 this week end. The app is still working well. I tried the check-in and everything went fine. This morning, checking a flight status, I had the same bug as you (homepage bizzarely displayed) but after leaving the app and re-launching it, it was OK
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I had a go on my 3Gs and it all works fine [didn't try check-in]. Big improvement on the previous mobile site.
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
This morning, checking a flight status, I had the same bug as you (homepage bizzarely displayed) but after leaving the app and re-launching it, it was OK
I found out when this issue occurs.
If u sign out and kill the app then it works fine. But as soon as I sign in, the display goes to landscape mode and no way to come back to normal

Actually, AF/KLM has released much more than the AF iPhone app.
They have released at the same time the AF & KLM new mobile websites + AF & KLM new iPhone apps

All this with no official news release
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All this with no official news release
We are taking care of the official news release on Flyertalk
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Originally Posted by Goldorak

Which version of the I-phone do you have ? I have the I-phone 3G (16Go) and it works well without bugs (I tried everything but check-in function)
iPhone 3GS 32GB

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Old Sep 21, 10, 4:22 am
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I just tried it on an iphone4 and it seems ok. Not sure if I'll be flying AF again this year to try out the features other than FB. I've already re-qual'ed for Platinum and now it's time to re-qual for BA Gold again. Oh, the drudgery of it all.
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