iOS Widget / Live activity

Having an iOS widget that included a little map with some of telemetry data like speed, altitude, etc would be nice.

Hi! Welcome to the forum and thanks for the suggestion!

Unfortunately, I do not think that this is technically achievable in the way that you would perhaps imagine. This is due to the fact that Apple limits the amount of updates that we can push to widgets:

For a widget the user frequently views, a daily budget typically includes from 40 to 70 refreshes. This rate roughly translates to widget reloads every 15 to 60 minutes, but it’s common for these intervals to vary due to the many factors involved.

Would this still be valuable to you?

Kind Regards,

Hi there!
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

I still would find the idea valuable since it would offer a quick glance without me having to constantly click into the app. Somewhat like a wireframe like the one below.
This is particularly helpful in long-haul flying so I wouldn’t mind the widget refreshing every 15-60 mins. If I needed to see the updated flight information then clicking the widget would bring me to the app where i’d be able to do so.


Alright, thank you for the feedback! Sounds like “Live Activites” would be a better fit for live data, but either way, this is not currently on the roadmap. It’s great that this topic exists though, I think it would be really cool and this way people can show their interest!


Kind Regards,

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