Wanted: Notifly testers
We’re developing Notifly especially for Schiphol’s neighbours. That’s why we’re looking for local residents who’d like to try the app out. Your feedback is essential for enabling us to improve Notifly and ensure it fully meets your needs. Do you live in the area surrounding Schiphol? Sign up as a tester and get started right away.
Forecast up to 24 hours ahead
Schiphol is currently working on the development of Notifly: an app for your mobile phone that allows you to check the current and expected numbers of aircraft flying over the area surrounding the airport. Because the app allows you to look up to 24 hours ahead, your experience of aircraft noise is more predictable. You see an hourly indication of the expected number of planes flying over your location. Notifly also shows you current runway use, (scheduled) runway maintenance and a map of live air traffic.
App for local residents
We are developing Notifly especially for you as Schiphol's neighbour. So that you are always informed on the timing and amount of air traffic you can expect. Is emergency runway maintenance being carried out, or are more planes expected to fly overhead due to a change in weather conditions? Then Notifly will send you (if you so wish) a message straight away so that you know why you are experiencing more disturbance.
How is air traffic predicted?
The Notifly app uses a special forecast model to make the predictions as accurate as possible. This model processes a wide range of information, such as radar data and information about the wind and weather conditions (KNMI). The forecast model uses this input to search for similar conditions at the same time and date for which a prediction must be made. Afterwards, the model compares this prediction with the collected data to see whether or not the forecast was correct. If not, then how inaccurate was it? The model processes this new data and learns from it. That's how the predictions in Notifly get a bit better every time.