United Airlines Android App

The United Airlines Android app favors function over form - but is that really a surprise?

United Airlines has its own Android application. That's good news for you folks who fly the airline reborn from the merger with Continental in 2010, and who have been waiting for United finally poke its head into the tech of 2012.

The app is full of functionality, which is good, because visually it's as poor as United's full website. (Then again, if you fly United on a regular basis, you're probably already used to that.) But you can search and purchase flights (the latter half of that equation isn't something all U.S. airlines offer). You can get flight status, airport maps, check your existing reservations and, perhaps most important, get mobile boarding passes.

Just don't expect it to look good, or even attempt to follow Android design guidelines. And you'll need to be patient if it decides to chew on some data for a few minutes -- there's no way to cancel an action without force-quitting the app.

The app is free, as you'd expect. We've got a slew of screen shots after the break.