Pocket Planes airline simulator for Android now available

Looking for a new game that’ll let you micro-manage your way to victory in a fun environment? Mobage, the creators of the insanely popular and addictive Tiny Towers, has released its game Pocket Planes for Android.

Originally available for iOS, Pocket Planes is an airline simulator that’ll let you manage and grow a fleet of planes that will passengers and cargo to over 250 locations. You can unlock a variety of different plane styles, customize the planes with paint jobs and unique pilot uniforms, trade plane parts, and compete on leaderboards.

And, of course, the best thing about these Mobage games is that they’re free to play. A little dough will be required if you want to buy coins to progress your game faster, but the game is still fully playable and enjoyable without having to spend a cent. I don’t know about you guys but I’m about fly over to the Google Play Store like a giddy little school girl for this one.

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  • Modman

    Found this earlier today. Only for ics and jellybean. If your still on Gingerbread youll have to hack it on to your device

  • Go Hawkeyes

    Permissions are f’ing ridiculous:

    Permissions

    THIS APPLICATION HAS ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING:

    YOUR LOCATIONFINE (GPS) LOCATION
    Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the tablet, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power. Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

    COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
    Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate tablet location, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine approximately where you are. Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

    NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    FULL INTERNET ACCESS
    Allows the app to create network sockets.

    YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATIONREAD CONTACT DATA
    Allows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your tablet. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people. Allows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people.

    PHONE CALLS
    READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
    Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. An app with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.

    STORAGE
    MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS
    Allows the app to write to the USB storage. Allows the app to write to the SD card.

    SYSTEM TOOLS
    PREVENT TABLET FROM SLEEPING PREVENT PHONE FROM SLEEPING
    Allows the app to prevent the tablet from going to sleep. Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    RETRIEVE RUNNING APPS
    Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. Malicious apps may discover private information about other apps.

    CHANGE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
    Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

    CHANGE WI-FI STATE
    Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.

    • No_Nickname90

      Did they say why they needed that? Because some App Developers actually stated why they have outlandish permissions. If that’s still a problem, use LBE Privacy. You can stop an app from using outlandish permissions. So you can use these cool apps.

      • Go Hawkeyes

        I know I can use LBE Privacy but I shouldn’t have to. Their page does not explain the permissions requested. I sent an email to them about it. Here is the text of my email:

        “What is the specific reason for needing each permission? I would like to install this app but those permission requests are largely ridiculous. I would gladly pay for a version that doesn’t require access to my location, contact data, phone number and serial number, and running apps list.”

        And this was their reply:

        “Hello,
        I’m Joe, the Director of Player Relationships at Mobage. Earlier today Mobage required a period of unscheduled maintenance that lasted from about 3:00pm-6pm Pacific Time.

        You wrote in during this time, so this is a quick reply back to let you know that you can once again play your favorite Mobage-powered game.

        If you logged out and forgot your gamername, you can recover it at http://app.mobage.com/forgot.

        Alternatively, if you logged in and found yours account progress different than when you left off, you very likely logged into a different account. Please use http://app.mobage.com/forgot to recover your gamername. Then, review how to log out of Mobage here: http://support.mobage.com/kbarticle?id=kA0C00000008V0e&lang=en_US

        If this note wasn’t helpful, I apologize and ask that you write back so a member of my team can work to address your concerns. Otherwise, there’s no need to reply.

        Thank you!

        Yours,
        Joe Wagner
        Director of Mobage Player Relationships”

        Way to completely skirt the issue.

  • No_Nickname90

    Oh my gosh!! It’s the Tiny Tower people!! =.D