Delta Airlines creates 'glass bottom' iPad app

The airline has launched a new iPad app that will transmit a feed of what’s happening underneath your plane during the entire flight, giving you a chance to know exactly what you’re missing en route your final destination.

The new incarnation of the Fly Delta app for iPad offers what it’s calling a “glass bottom” feature that, thankfully, offers up more than a literal view of what’s going on underneath the plane (Let’s face it, after a while, all you’re likely to see would be a bunch of clouds, which will eventually get old). Instead, it’ll allow the user to “view” the ground below via maps and selected social network and Internet content will identify particular local landmarks, photos, and comments about the area(s) and other related information. Although all of this information will be relayed in real time to users, they’ll also be able to scroll back to earlier parts of the journey to see what they’ve missed via a “scroll back in time” function.

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