Make it more fun to track aircraft with the ADSB Add-On extension. Made exclusively for Chrome.
This extension offers a suite of enhancements to the user experience when interacting with ADSBexchange. We are not affiliated with ADSBexchange.com. Scroll down for more information.
If you'd like to report a bug or request a feature, please reach out to me!
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v1.0.0: Queries based on FAA data only
v2.0.0: Larger worldwide database - far beyond only FAA data; each query is a google link
v2.0.1: Opened to all urls so people running on localhost can utilize the features
v2.5.0: Added a button that displays recent flights from Interesting aircraft.
v2.5.2: Added a "clear interesting" filter; added some disclaimers
v2.6.0: Added more interesting button categories. The interesting database has grown. Added titles to buttons around the page.
v2.7.5: Added some instructions; Added more interesting categories and more planes to the respective categories; Changed some CSS for a cleaner look.
v3.0.0: Airplane database is now hosted in the cloud. The fetch times can be slower, but this allows me to make near real time database corrections and updates!
v3.5.0: I reverted the cloud changes back to local files due to costs associated with AWS. No other changes at this time.
v4.1: Added some logic if the user clicks on a plane not in the database; added more planes to the database; added a few planes to the interesting filters.
v4.2: Fixed a bug/usability issue where clearing the interesting filters will show the map in a very zoomed-out state which is a bear for older computers or poor network connections to display all the aircraft for.
v4.4: Added a couple of new filters, with many aircraft that I think people may find interesting.
v4.6: Added a note to the Heads of State filter to please be patient. Added some new images to the download package highlighting how our database is better.
v4.7: Adjusted filtering and massaged the database.
v5.2: It's been a while since the latest release. This is mostly just data cleanup and rearranging of filters, etc. Nothing major in this release.
v5.5: I fixed a bug that was causing the selected registration information to disappear very quickly. This was caused by some updated code from the tar1090 guys to automatically refresh the left panel every second. The bugfix implemented will automatically hide the registration after 5 seconds so clicking around on different aircraft will not always show the last aircraft details.
v6.0: database updates
v6.1: major change to the database/data model. Instead of querying the database by registration number, it now queries by icao hex number which is going to be more reliable. Also, the database is updated for May, 2021 so many newer aircraft additions are searchable. Finally, Many new additions to the 'interesting' aircraft in each of the sections.
v6.3: additions & updates to interesting filters
v6.4: very minor tweaks to data/database/interesting filters
v6.5: some minor styling updates; code refactor/old code removal
v6.9: I added a way to zoom to a home position of your choice. This value is stored in local storage.
v7.0: I'm very pleased to announce that "Favorites" is here. It's one of the reasons I created this extension in the first place.
v7.2: I implemented a "quick zoom" feature that enables the user to type in a city and the map will automatically zoom to that city via a geocoding API from mapquest.
v7.3: better support to users trying to use ADSBexchange's dark mode setting; form validation on favorites; enter/return to save new favorites
v7.35: removed "home position" feature. I never want users to think that I'm collecting anything about them, including where they are on the map.
v7.36: fixed the geocode feature, added some new spacex jets/helicopters that were freshly registered
v7.37: general cleanup. Mild database updates, css cleanup. Nothing major.
v7.38: Database updates, fresh colors. Added a "quick jump" feature to jump quickly to cities. This feature may not stay.
v7.40: reevaluated some of the interesting filters; created a NASA filter; made some slight database corrections
This extension is for entertainment purposes only. The extension itself nor the author is affiliated in any way with www.adsbexchange.com. Updates made to adsbexchange.com may break this ADSBx Add-On extension without warning. As such, this extension is provided without any warranty. If you have support issues with this extension, please reach out to the developer directly and not the admins at ADSBexchange. The underlying data provided by ADSBexchange may differ from the data provided by this extension.
The underlying data in this ADSB Add-On for Chrome extension is updated frequently and the developer(s) make no warranties expressed or implied.