How FlightTrack Uses External Data Providers to Power This Best-Selling Travel App

  • Ben Kazez


Picture one more weary traveler wandering the endless walkways of Minneapolis—St. Paul International Airport. This particular traveler is on his way home to visit family at the end of a relaxing summer spent baking cookies and hanging out with friends. He’s flying Northwest Airlines through O’Hare International Airport. As usual, he’s awkwardly pulling a boarding pass out of his computer backpack to remind himself of the flight number, gate, and departure time, and checking the current time on his watch before realizing that it was probably time to run.


Data Provider Revenue Share Gate Time Flight Data External Data Source 


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© Danton Chin, Claus Höfele, Ben Kazez, Saul Mora, Leon Palm, Scott Penberthy, Ben Britten Smith, Chuck Smith, David Smith, Arne de Vries, and Joost van de Wijgerd 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Kazez
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  1. 1.MobiataAnn Arbor

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