Tripit is one of the must have apps for frequent travelers. In fact, we recommended it in our Holiday Gift Guide: What to get the Frequent Traveler post. Great news for Kindle Fire owners as the travel app has now made it onto Amazon's Appstore for Android and is specifically designed for Amazon's tablet. (And the ad-free version is free today.)
If you're not familiar with TripIt, it is a free application that manages all of your travel needs. It makes a nice itinerary out of your trip so that you have it available only one-click away, offers sharing services so that you can let your loved ones know where and when you'll be travelling and much more.
Amazon is selling a lot of Kindle Fires, so it makes sense that popular developers will want to ensure that their apps are available for it so they can reach the widest audience.
If you have a Kindle Fire and are interested in TripIt, follow this link to the Amazon Appstore for Android. We've got the full press release after the break.
TripIt Now Available for Amazon Kindle Fire
Travel-Size Personal Assistant Comes to Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore for Android
San Francisco, CA—5 December 2011: TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), today announced it’s now available for download on Kindle Fire and from the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Now, TripIt can bring peace of mind to travelers who carry a Kindle Fire, by organizing important trip details like confirmation numbers, maps and directions at their fingertips. Plus, the availability from the Amazon Appstore for Android makes it even easier to get TripIt up and running on any Android tablet or smartphone.
In a TripIt survey conducted prior to the launch of Kindle Fire, tablet devices were gaining popularity among TripIt users. At the time, more than 40 percent of travelers who use TripIt to keep their travel plans organized in one place had a Kindle; and another 51 percent owned an iPad.
“The compact size of Kindle Fire and its growing ecosystem of apps make it a solid match for travelers,” said Gregg Brockway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TripIt. “Tablets are becoming a popular choice for life on the road, and we’re excited to take part.”
TripIt’s portfolio of smartphone and tablet apps now includes iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. For more information, visit http://tripit.com/uhp/mobile.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who’s traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur’s easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Learn more at www.concur.com.