Less of an app, more of a shortcut
British Airways Review
by on February 4, 2011
Some Nokia apps aren’t really apps at all. They don’t give you any remarkable functionality, or even reasonably basic extra functionality. Instead, they’re front ends to mobile optimised websites.
Such apps aren’t allowed on the Apple App Store due to stringent rules demanding that apps must give extra functionality to users, while on Samsung Apps they’re clearly marked as widgets rather than web shortcuts. But, while there’s a specialised British Airways iPhone app, there’s no such thing for the Nokia.
The mobile web version of the BA site isn’t bad, in fact it’s got a fair few features. You can choose from 10 languages to login to your Executive Club account (should you be enough of a frequent flyer to have one). You can also check-in to your upcoming flight as well as view arrivals and departures and find out the latest travel news.
But this app just gets 2 out of 5 for lack of effort, especially when there are as many users as have Nokia handsets. Why should the iPhone have all the fun?
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