2badmice wrote:My partner's Dad has a tracker app on his smartphone and I've considered getting him a Pi for his birthday, but his app seems fairly accurate and costs nothing. This is all according to my partner, I've said he'd be really chuffed to have a Pi, as he's into tech and electrics, just want to know how accessible using his Pi on his smartphone is and if he'll be getting more info on this over the app he already uses.
If your partner's dad has Flightradar24 then that is very accurate and gives great detail.
The Pi will not give any more info but is great fun. Viewing the Pi output on a phone is not great, needs a decent screen but the satisfaction of knowing it is your data (Disconnect the aerial and planes all disappear) and it is helping the site's accuracy is very satisfying.
Also you ** can ** submit data to adsbexchange.com which gives even MORE info plus again a live map.
If your partner's dad is techie he'll love it but Flightradar24 on a phone takes a lot of beating if it is merely the satisfaction of identifying the aircraft.